Drs. Julie Magarian Blander and Steven Lipkin are award recipients of the 2018 Daedalus Fund for Innovation. This award is given to advance early-stage reserach projects that have significant commercial potential for translation of their discoveries into new and more effective treatments for patients. To read more, click here. Donor gift establishes Friedman Center for Nutrition and Inflammation, an innovative cross-campus center dedicated to improving human health through research in the complex relationship between nutrition, inflammation and the development of disease. To read more, click here. The Jill Roberts Institute has been busy with two studies published this month! From the Iliev Lab, the study "Sensing of Fungi by Gut Immune Cells Can Contribute to Airway Allergic Diseases," was published online on November 29 in Cell Host and MicrobeTo read more, click here. From the Longman Lab, the study, "Microbiota-Induced TNF-like Ligand 1A Drives Group 3 Innate Lymphoid Cell-Mediated Barrier Protection and Intestinal T Cell Activation during Colitis," was published on December 11 in Immunity. To read more, click here.  The Kenneth Rainin Foundation awarded Dr. Iliyan Iliev and colleagues from Mount Sinai a $250,000 Synergy Award to examine the composition of the fungal community in babies born to mothers with inflammatory bowel disease. To read more, click here. Dr. Randy Longman received the Irma T. Hirschl Career Scientist Award and the New York Crohn’s Foundation Award.    

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IMP Monday Seminar Series

Upcoming Speakers:

02/05/2018 - RRL Auditorium

Akiko Iwasaki, PhD - Yale University School of Medicine

"Antiviral Immunity at Mucosal Surfaces"

02/12/2018 - ZRC 105

Russell Vance, PhD - UC Berkeley

"Strategies for Cytosolic Surveillance of Bacterial Pathogens"

- ZRC Auditorium

Mark Anderson, MD, PhD - UC San Francisco

"Unlocking Autoimmunity Through Mendelian Genetics"

- Belfer 302 C/D

Jun Huh, PhD - Harvard Medical School

"Maternal Gut Bacteria, Inflammation and Neurodevelopmental Disorder"

- M 107

Michael Carroll, PhD - Harvard Medical School

"Epitope Spreading and Clonal Evolution of Auto Reactive B Cells"

03/19/2018 - 
RRL Auditorium

Ajay Chawla, MD, PhD - UC San Francisco

"Host Immunity and Energetics"

04/16/2018 - 
ZRC 105

Gaya Amarasinghe, PhD - Washington Univ. School of Medicine in St. Louis

"Immune Mechanisms of Filovirus Control"

04/23/2018 - ZRC 105

David Tarlinton, PhD - Monash University, Australia

"Germinal Center Persistence as a Readout of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors and a Determinant of Immune Memory Quality"

04/30/2018 - ZRC 105

Hai Qi, PhD - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

"Niche Regulation of Follicular Helper T Cells"

05/14/2018 - M 107

Hongbo Chi, PhD - St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

"Metabolic Control and Signaling Circuits in Lymphocyte Fate Decisions"

05/21/2018 - ZRC Auditorium

Dan Stetson, PhD - Univ. of Washington

"Nucleic Acid Detection in Host Defense and Autoimmunity"

06/11/2018 - ZRC 105

Facundo Batista, PhD - The Ragon Institute, MGH, Harvard and MIT

"B Cell Activation Induces a Switch from Canonical to Non-Canonical Autophagy that Shapes B Cell Fate"

IMP Research in Progress (RIP) Seminars

01/11/2018 12:00-1:00pm

Ke Xu (Li Lab)

Matthew Sorbara (Pamer Lab)

01/25/2018 12:00-1:00pm

Oyindamola Adefisayo (Glickman Lab)

Daniel Hirschhorn (Wolchok/Merghoub Lab)

02/01/2018  12:00-1:00pm 

Lissenya Argueta (Stuhlmann Lab)

Jinyuan Yan (Xavier Lab)

02/15/2018 12:00-1:00pm

Jimmy Castellanos (Longman Lab)

Hyejin Choi (Wolchok/Merhoub Lab)

02/22/2018 12:00-1:00pm

Mytrang Do (Li Lab)

Nehemiah Cox (Geissmann Lab)

03/01/2018   12:00-1:00pm

Sohn Kim (Pamer Lab)

Rahul Sharma (Chaudhuri Lab)

03/15/2018   12:00-1:00pm

Xi Chen (Geissmann Lab)

Minggang Zang (Huse Lab)

03/22/2018   12:00-1:00pm

Xinxin Wang (Li Lab)

Sam Sheppard (Sun Lab)

03/29/2018  Second Rotation Symposium

04/05/2018 12:00-1:00pm

Chantal Harris (Kafsak Lab)

Saskia Hemmers (Rudensky Lab)

04/12/2018  12:00-1:00pm

Benji Grigg (Sonnenburg Lab)

Marie-Dominique Ah Kioon (Barrat Lab)

04/26/2018  12:00-1:00pm

Andrew Scott (Schietinger Lab)

Katherine Coyte (Xavier Lab)

05/03/2018  12:00-1:00pm

Priyanka Chowdhury (Chaudhuri Lab)

Tarik Silk (Wolchok/Merghoub Lab)

05/10/2018  12:00-1:00pm

Bradford Taylor (Xavier Lab)

Hea-Jin Jung (Pamer Lab)

05/17/2018  12:00-1:00pm

Anthony Antonelli (Glickman Lab)

Gabriel Espinosa-Carrasco (Schietinger Lab)

05/24/2018  12:00-1:00pm

Stephane Pourpe (Wolchok/Merghoub Lab)

Ayana Morales (Cesarman Lab)

05/31/2018  12:00-1:00pm

Putzer Hung (Sleckman Lab)

Rocio Vicario (Geissmann Lab)

06/07/2018  12:00-1:00pm

Chrysothemis Brown (Rudensky Lab)

Jonas Schlueter (Xavier Lab)

06/14/2018  12:00-1:00pm

Mojdeh Shakiba (Schietinger Lab)

Sanda Mimouna (Rogatsky Lab)

06/21/2018  Third Rotation Symposium

06/28/2018  12:00-1:00pm

Sarah Schrader (Nathan Lab)

Antonio Gomes (van den Brink Lab)

Roberts Institute Research in Progress (RIP) Seminars

Occurs the first Wednesday of the month


January 10, 2018 - BRB 302D

Presenting Lab: Lipkin

February 7, 2018 - BRB 302A

Presenting Lab: Artis

March 7, 2018 - BRB 302A

Presenting Lab: Longman

April 4, 2018 - BRB 302A

Presenting Lab: Blander

May 2, 2018 - BRB 302A

Presenting Lab: Iliev

June 6, 2018 – BRB 302A

Presenting Lab: Dannenberg

July 11, 2018 – BRB 302A

Presenting Lab: Schwartz

September 5, 2018 – BRB 302A

Presenting Lab: Sonnenberg

October 3, 2018 – BRB 302A

Presenting Lab: Lipkin

November 7, 2018 – BRB 302A

Presenting Lab: Artis

December 5, 2018 – BRB 302A

Presenting Lab: Longman

Roberts Institute Adipose Biology Group Meetings

Occurs the 3rd Wednesday of the month


January 21, 2018 - BRB 204 A/B

Presenting Lab: Drukier Institute Faculty Candidate Ling Yang

February 21, 2018 - BRB 204 A/B

Presenting Lab: Dannenberg

March 28, 2018 - BRB 302 A/B

Presenting Lab: Lo

April 28, 2018 - BRB 204 B/C

Presenting Lab: D. Cohen

May 16, 2018 - BRB 204 A/B

Presenting Lab: McGraw

June 20, 2018 - BRB204 A/B

Presenting Lab: P. Cohen

September 26, 2018 - BRB 204 A/B

Presenting Lab: Brown

October 17, 2018 - BRB 204 A/B

Presenting Lab: Artis

November 28, 2018 - BB 204 A/B

Presenting Lab: Ersoy

December 19, 2018 - BRB 204 A/B

Presenting Lab: Dannenberg

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