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Immune Cells Take Cue from Animal Kingdom: Together, Everyone Achieves More

Friday, September 4, 2015

Much like birds fly in flocks to conserve energy, dolphins swim in pods to mate and find food, and colonies of ants create complex nests to protect their queens, immune cells engage in coordinated behavior to wipe out viruses like the flu. That’s according to a new study published in the journal Science by researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

The findings reveal, for the first time, how immune cells work together to get to their final destination – the site of an injury or infection. The body is expansive and a virus or bacteria can take hold in any number of locations: the lungs, the throat, the skin, the stomach or the ear, just to name a few. How do immune cells, specifically the ones that are responsible for killing foreign invaders, know where to go?

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1st Annual Immune Imaging Symposium To Be Held November 7, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging at the University of Rochester will host the 1st Annual Immune Imaging Symposium November 7th, 2015 from 8:30 am – 5pm.

The free symposium will provide a forum where the newest developments in understanding immune function through visualizing immunity ‘in action’ will be shared and discussed. The goal of the symposium is to foster lively scientific discussion, exchange of ideas and future collaborations. We have an exciting program including a distinguished group of international speakers, an interactive poster session and opportunities for oral presentations from students and postdoctoral fellows.

For more information and to register, visit the Immune Imaging Symposium website.

Minsoo Kim, Ph.D. Receives 2015 School of Medicine and Dentistry Trainee Academic Mentoring Award in Basic Science

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Minsoo Kim, Ph.D. has been chosen to receive the 2015 School of Medicine & Dentistry Trainee Academic Mentoring Award in Basic Science. Minsoo will receive this award at the School’s Opening Convocation, to be held Wednesday, September 9th from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Class of ’62 auditorium.

Minsoo Kim to serve as member of the Atherosclerosis and Inflammation of the Cardiovascular Systems Study Section, Center for Scientific Review

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Minsoo Kim, Ph.D. has accepted an invitation from National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as a member of the Atherosclerosis and Inflammation of the Cardiovascular Systems Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 01, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019. Membership on a study section represents a major commitment of professional time and energy as well as a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort. Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science.