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Emerging machine learning tools for head and neck cancer characterization

Alexander T. Pearson, M.D., Ph.D. - Speaker, The University of Chicago
Department of Medicine
Section of Hematology/Oncology
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery

 Dec 17, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

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Host: The Wilmot Cancer Institute Seminar Series

VopX: Novel Activities of a Vibrio cholerae Effector Protein

Megan Ulbrich - PhD Candidate, Advisor: Michelle Dziejman, Ph.D.

 Dec 16, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

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Host: Microbiology and Immunology Student Seminar

Microbiology and Immunology Department Seminar Series - Special Alumni Series

Kathy Santos, PhD; Cindy M.P. Duke, MD, PhD, FACOG - Assistant Program Manager, Protection Systems and Technologies Homeland Protection Mission Area Asymmetric Operations Sector The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; Physician, Scientist, Virologist, Founder and Director of the Nevada Fertility Institute

 Dec 10, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Upper Auditorium (3-7619)

Host: Ruth Serra-Moreno, Ph.D.

MBI 501: Circadian control of macrophages in the tumor microenvironment

 Dec 09, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K307 (3-6408)

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Host: Amelia Knudsen-Clark

Mechanisms of Longevity: Lessons from Long-Lived Mammals

Vera Gorbunova, PhD - Doris Johns Cherry Professor, Co-Director Rochester Aging Research Center

Reception to follow on the Forbes Mezzazine, 1-9580.

 Dec 06, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Research in Progress Seminars in Immunology - "Do you know what regulates tryptophan metabolism in the human placenta? I think IDO"

Shawn Murphy, PhD - Associate Professor, Dept. Obstetrics & Gynecology

 Dec 03, 2021 @ 8:30 a.m.

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MBI 501: Exposure to farm life in early infancy affects helper T cell and regulatory T cell phenotypes

Catherine Pizzarello - PhD Candisate

Advisor: Kirsi Järvinen-Seppo, M.D., Ph.D.

Disturbances in the immune development during the first year of life can result in the development of atopic diseases such as asthma, eczema, and food allergy. Several environmental factors, such as exposure to farm life, have been shown to protect against the development of atopic diseases. Studies have immunophenotyped school-aged children to better understand the effects of farm life on immune system development; however few studies have immunophenotyped infants. The goal of the current study is to immunophenotype helper T (Th) cell and regulatory T (Treg) cell populations, both of which play a critical role in the development of tolerance or atopic disease, in infants from farming (low risk for allergy) or urban (high risk for allergy) lifestyle cohorts. Using the Scalable Weighted Iterative Flow-clustering Technique (SWIFT) pipeline, we have identified a novel, enriched CD25+CD127hi cluster expressing Th type 2 markers CCR4 and CRTH2 in the urban cohort at 6 and 12 months of age. This finding is consistent with the higher prevalence of allergic diseases in the urban population. Additionally at 12 months of age, farming cohort infants have increased gut homing memory Th and memory regulatory T (Treg) cell populations as well as TIGIT+ memory Tregs. Together these differences illustrate the impact of early farming lifestyle exposure on Th and Treg sub-populations in infants.

 Dec 02, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | K307

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Bmi-1 Regulation of Human Erythroid Ex Vivo Self-Renewal

Jayme L. Olsen - PhD Candidate

 Nov 29, 2021 @ 1:00 p.m.

 Medical Center | Class of 62' Auditorium

Host: Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry - Genetics, Development, and Stem Cells PhD Program

CANCELLED - Multi-scale systems modeling for interrogation of immune system dynamics and identification of drug therapies

Tomas Helikar, PhD - Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Tomas Helikar, PhD - Susan J. Rosowski Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


 Nov 29, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

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Host: Juilee Thakar

Tolerogenicity, non-polymorphic MHC and innate T cell immunity in Xenopus tadpoles

Jacque Roberts, PhD - Professor, Professor & Interim Chair, Microbiology & Immunology

MBI 580
Seminars in Immunology
passcode: 468232

 Sep 17, 2021 @ 8:30 a.m.


Host: RIPS: Research in Progress

MBI 588 Virology Seminar Series: Neutrophil shapes T cell immunity to influenza infection

Minsoo Kim, PhD - Center for Vaccine Biology & Immunology

 Mar 17, 2021 @ 3:30 p.m.


Experience Rochester: Rochester's Quest to Beat COVID-19

Mary Caserta, MD, David Topham, PhD, Ann Falsey, MD, Nana Bennett, MD, Angela Branche, MD

 Jan 28, 2021 @ 12:00 p.m.

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