Immunology Interest Group (IIG) Seminar Series

All seminars are on Wednesdays and start at 4 pm EST unless otherwise advertised by email.

Seminars are available for viewing by members only as follows:

  • NIH Member only: The seminar titles listed below will be linked when the video streams are available. All Microsoft Stream videos include transcripts. To view the videos, you must have NIH credentials to log onto Microsoft Stream. All 2021-2022 seminars will be recorded as they occur and in addition to the list below, you may view a complete list of recorded seminars 2020-current
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  • Archived seminars older than 2020 are accessible to NIH and FDA: Visit NIH VideoCasting to watch IIG Seminar Series Videos older than 2020​. 


Date Speaker and Affiliation Seminar Title
Wednesday, September 6, 2023  Kathy McCoy (Calgary)  Cancelled 
Wednesday, September 13, 2023  Diane Mathis (Harvard)  William E. Paul Lecture| Thymic Mimetic Cells: Tolerogenic Masqueraders 
Wednesday, September 20, 2023  Iliyan Iliev (Cornell)  Immunity, hematopoiesis and cancer through the prism of the gut mycobiome 
Wednesday, October 4, 2023  Han-Yu Shih (NEI)  TBD
Wednesday, October 11, 2023  Ben Afzali (NIDDK)  TBD
Wednesday, October 18, 2023  Tim Sparwasser (Mainz)  TBD
Wednesday, October 25, 2023  Thierry Gauthier (NIDCR)  TBD


Date Speaker and Affiliation Seminar Title
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Vanja Lazarevic
Transcriptional regulation of CD4+ T cells that mediate neuroinflammation
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 Catherine Wu
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard University
Updates on personal cancer vaccines
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 Michela Locci
University of Pennsylvania
Germinal center responses to messenger RNA vaccines
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Dan Littman, MD, PhD (NYU/HHMI) Unlocking the logic of microbiota-instructed T cell differentiation
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 2pm Ron Germain, ScB, ScM, MD, PhD (NIH) William E. Paul Lecture | Gaining New Insights into 'Fundamental Immunology' Using Imaging and Computation
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 Coleen McNamara, MD (UVA) The B-side of Atherosclerosis
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 Michelle Linterman (Babraham Institute) Lost in space: How ageing changes the immune response to vaccination.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 Claudia Kemper (NIH) New tricks from a very old dog – the complosome as orchestrator of normal cell physiology
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 Marco Colonna (Washington University in St. Louis) TREM2 signaling in neurodegeneration and cancer
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 David Sancho (CNIC) Connecting myeloid cell metabolism and function
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 Julie Zikherman (UCSF) Balancing tolerance and immunity downstream of the antigen receptor
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 Jonathan Kagan (Harvard) Initiation and Regulation of Innate Immunity
Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Sergio Pontejo (NIH) Chemokines and anionic phospholipids: new binding partners for microbial killing and apoptotic cell clearance
Wednesday, January 4, 2023 Barbara Kee (University of Chicago) Transcriptional Control of Innate Lymphocyte Development and Function
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 Klaus Frueh (OHSU) The unique immune biology of cytomegalovirus-based vaccines
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Victor Torres (NYU Langone Health) Mammalian DNases and their role in the tug of war between Staphylococcus aureus and the host
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 Gabriel Victora (The Rockefeller University) Clonal dynamics of the recall antibody response
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 Andres Hidalgo (Yale) Diversity of neutrophils
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 Matthew Krummel (UCSF) Identifying and Modulating Immune Archetypes in Cancer and Beyond
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Fathia Mami-Chouaïb (Gustave Roussy) Tissue-Resident Memory T (TRM) cells in cancer
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Cynthia Dunbar (NIH) Lineage tracking in rhesus macaques: new insights into natural killer cells and tissue-resident myeloid cells
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Roi Gazit (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Exciting Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 Maria Yazdanbakhsh (Leiden University) Modulation of immune responses by exposure to environments rich in microorganisms and parasites
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Cornelia Bergmann (Cleveland Clinic) Interferons and TREM2 as regulators of murine neurotropic coronavirus pathogenesis
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 Ann Chahroudi (Emory University) Viral reservoirs and rebound in a model of perinatal HIV infection
Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Muzlifah Haniffa (Newcastle University) Decoding the developing human immune system
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 Michal Bassani-Sternberg (University of Lausanne) The tumor antigenic landscape associated with T cell infiltration and immunoediting
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 Nobuhiko Kamada (University of Michigan) Pathogenic communications between the mouth and gut
Wednesday, April 19, 2023 Tobias Hohl (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) The Last of Us: foiling fungi in the air and in the microbiota
Wednesday, May 3, 2023 Gwendalyn Randolph (Washington University in St. Louis) Phagocyte and vascular features of the immunological landscape in the gut-mesenteric-peritoneal space
Wednesday, May 10, 2023 Henrique Veiga-Fernandes (Champalimaud Foundation) Neuroimmune Ecosystems
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Enfu Hui (UCSD) Unconventional signaling of CD28 and CTLA4: when their ligands get onto T cells
Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Eric Vivier (Aix-Marseille University) Harnessing Natural Killer cells in cancer therapies
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 Richard Gallo (UC San Diego) Antimicrobial Peptides, the Microbiome and Human Health
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 Neil Henderson (The University of Edinburgh) Multimodal decoding of liver regeneration and repair
Wednesday, June 14, 2023 Nicole Joller
(University of Zurich)
Heterologous Immunity: How Infection History affects Inflammatory Diseases
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Eric Huseby (UMass Med) MHC-II heterozygosity limits T1D susceptibility through non-cognate negative selection
Wednesday, June 28, 2023 Eui-Cheol Shin (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) IL-15-induced bystander T cell activation in human viral disease
Wednesday, July 5, 2023 Guillaume Gaud (NIH) CD3z ITAMs mediate TCR ligand discrimination
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 Chuan Wu (NIH) Immune calibration of neuroendocrine homeostasis


Date Speaker and Affiliation Seminar Title
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 Samuel Katz, SIG FARE
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Novel approaches for high-throughput analysis reveal alternative splicing as a critical regulator of macrophage activation
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 John Tsang
Do differences make a difference: integrating human immune health and single cell variations
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 Ethan Shevach
Counterintuitive Immunology: Enhancement of Immune Responses by Blocking MHC I or MHC II
Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 Kenneth Cadwell
New York University
Host adaptations to microbial diversity
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 Pamela Bjorkman
Neutralizing antibodies against coronaviruses
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 Miriam Merad
Mount Siani
Mapping suppressive myeloid programs in the tumor microenvironment
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 Christoph Hess
University of Cambridge
Metabolic control of T cell co-stimulation
Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021 John Wherry
University of Pennsylvania
Immunological Memory to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination
Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 Claude Perreault
University of Montreal
Discovery of Actionable Tumor Antigens
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 Hedda Wardemann
Guiding malaria vaccine design through functional antigen-receptor repertoire studies
Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 Brigitta Stockinger
Francis Crick
Environmental input in intestinal tissue repair
Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2021 John O'Shea, Bill Paul Lecture
Cytokine Signaling: The more things change the more they stay the same
Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022 Kristin Hogquist
University of Minnesota
'The thymus: a raucous nursery'
Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 Deborah Fowell
Cornell University
T cell activation niches in inflamed tissues
Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 Marion Pepper
University of Washington
Imprinted SARS-CoV-2-specific memory lymphocytes define hybrid immunity
Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 Melody Swartz
University of Chicago
Immunoregulatory roles of lymphatic vessels in cancer and opportunities for immunoengineering
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022 Jennifer Gommerman
University of Toronto
Fantastic IgA plasma cells and where to find them
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022 Margaret Ackerman
Dartmouth College
Maternal antibody interventions to prevent early life infection
Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 Greg M. Delgoffe
University of Pittsburgh
Metabolic liabilities and opportunities in cancer immunology
Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 Philippa Marrack
National Jewish Health
The repertoire of T cells bearing TCR alpha/beta receptors
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 Nicola Ternette
University of Oxford
Driving antigen discovery by integrating proteogenomics and de novo peptide sequencing strategies
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 Catherine Blish
Modeling COVID-19 immunopathogenesis in vivo and in vitro
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Montserrat Anguerra
University of Pennsylvania
Understanding genetic contribution for female-biased disease: X-Chromosome Inactivation in immune cells
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Arthur Weiss
University of California, San Francisco
Unique features in the TCR signaling pathway for recognition of weak ligands and for ligand discrimination
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Ronen Alon
Weizmann Institute
Integrin signals for lymphocyte differentiation and effector functions: facts and puzzles
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Susan Kaech
Co-opting tissue resident macrophages in cancer
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 Alessandro Sette
Lo Jolla Allergy Institute
Adaptive responses to SARS CoV2 infection and vaccination
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Graham Anderson
University of Birmingham
Thymus Generation and Regeneration
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Richard Flavell
Mechanisms of pathogenesis revealed by a humanized model of COVID-19
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Florent Ginhoux
Macrophage Biology: From Development to Disease
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Peng Jiang Big Data Approaches to Study Intercellular Signaling in Cancer Immunotherapy Resistance
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Garry Nolan
Cancer rearranges the rules in tissue building blocks.  A new class of targets for therapy?
Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Joonsoo Kang
University of Massachusetts
Regulation of mucocutaneous inflammation and innate lymphocytes by cholesterol metabolites
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Akiko Iwasaki
Immune response to SARS-CoV-2
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 Gillian Griffiths, WALS
University of Cambridge
Identifying novel genes that impact T cell effector function
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 Niki Moutsopolous
Fibrin is a critical regulator of neutrophil effector function in the mucosal tissue microenvironment


Date Speaker Seminar Title
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 Elina Zuniga
University of California, San Diego
Type I Interferon Induction and Exhaustion upon Viral Infection
Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 Caetano Reis e Sous, WALS
DaNGeRous Indigestion and Immunity to Cancer
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 Michel Nussensweig, Bill Paul Lecture Human Antibody Responses to SARS-CoV-2
Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 Harikesh Wong
Multicellular Control of Immunological Homeostasis
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020 David Artis
Immune Regulation at Barrier Surfaces
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 Stefan Feske
New York University
Ion channels regulating immunity: ORAI, STIM et al.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 Georg Holländer
The rise and fall of the thymus: A molecular perspective
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 Mihalis Lionakis
Aberrant type 1 immunity drives susceptibility to mucosal fungal diseas
Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 Naomi Taylor
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Metabolite shifts at the crossroads of T cell and myeloid/erythroid progenitor differentiation
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020 Mike Dustin
T cells on the attack against cancer and infection
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2020 Ken-ichi Hanada
Single-cell Analysis of Fresh Human Lung Cancers Allows Rapid Cloning of Neoantigen-reactive T-cell Receptors
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 Chiara Romagnani
T-bet controls lymph node formation by regulating differentiation of fetal innate lymphoid cells (ILC)
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 Virginia Pascual
Human SLE: a complex interferonopathy
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 Steve Jameson University of Minnesota ICOS engagement promotes establishment of CD8+ resident memory T cells
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 Menna Clatworthy
B cells and antibodies - uncovering unexpected roles in homeostasis, autoimmunity and defense
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021 Leslie Berg
University of Colorado
Linking TCR Signaling to Variations in Gene Expression
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 Talal Chatila
License to Inflame: Notch4 Treg Cells in Allergic and Viral Lung Diseases
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Jeffrey Rathmell
Fueling T cells: Immunometabolic Checkpoints in Cancer & Inflammation
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Laura Chopp

E pluribus unum: deciphering T cell development from single-cell transcriptome and chromatin analyses

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Steffen Jung
Weizmann Institute
Probing brain macrophage functions
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Gérard Eberl
Imprinting and regulation of the immune and nervous systems by microbiota
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Chuan Wu
Immune-neural transmission regulates gut sensation
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Luisa DiPietro
University of Illinois, Chicago
The healing wound:  How apoptosis, phagocytosis, and scar formation intersect in the closing chapter
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Noah Palm
Mapping uncharted landscapes of host-microbiota connectivity
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Janis Burkhardt
University of Pennsylvania
The T cell actin cortex:  New insights into homeostatic trafficking and immunodeficiency
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Shannon Turley
Stromal evolution in cancer and immunotherapy
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Christina Leslie
Decoding T cell dysfunction and the tumor immune microenvironment
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Susan Carpenter
University of California, Santa Cruz
How do long noncoding RNAs function to control inflammation?
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Virginia Shapiro
Mayo Clinic
Regulation of T cell development and activation by HDAC3
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Richard Locksley
University of California, San Francisco
Innate Allergy and Tissue Resilience
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Frances Lund
University of Alabama
Inflammatory cytokine-mediated control of effector and memory B cell development and function
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Ananda Goldrath
University of California, San Diego
Transcriptional programming of CD8 T cell responses to infection and malignancy
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 David Underhill
Cedars Sinai
Innate and Adaptive Immunity to the Mycobiome in Crohn’s Disease
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Juan Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker
University of Toronto
Teaching New Tricks to an Old Thymus
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