Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Columbia University Medical Center in the City of New York

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The Department of Microbiology & Immunology holds regularly scheduled seminars and less formal data clubs. A departmental seminar given by an outside speaker is held on Wednesdays between 12 noon and 1 p.m. in Room 301 of the Hammer Health Sciences Center. A seminar at which students and postdoctoral fellows present their work is held on Fridays between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Room 301 of Hammer, followed by an informal Happy Hour sponsored by the department. In addition, less formal data and journal clubs meet throughout the week to discuss the cell cycle, immunology, prokaryotic molecular biology, virology, and yeast molecular biology.

Students in the department host the Richard C. Parker Memorial Lecture, which is held once each year in memory of Richard Parker, a former faculty member. The students select the speaker and arrange a schedule of meetings with the students. In connection with this lecture, each year an outstanding student near completion of their Ph.D. thesis receives the Richard C. Parker Memorial Award.

The department organizes the Heidelberger-Kabat Distinguished Lecture in Immunology annually, in memory of Dr. Elvin Kabat, a former faculty member, and his mentor, Dr. Michael Heidelberger. The Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture has become one of the country's premier forums for the discussion of new developments and discoveries in immunochemistry.

The schedule below is updated regularly.

Weekly Seminars

  • Departmental Seminar
    Every Wednesday, 12 noon to 1 p.m., HHSC 301
  • Research in Progress Seminar
    Every Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., HHSC 301
    Dr. Uttiya Basu
Journal & Data Clubs

  • Cell Biology Research Group (CBRG)
    Every other Thursday of each month, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., P&S 12-460
    Dr. Liza Pon
  • DNA Dynamics Data Club
    Second Monday of each month, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., ICRC Auditorium
    Dr. Shan Zha
  • Microbial Molecular Pathogenesis Data Club
    Third Tuesday of each month, 12 noon - 2 p.m., HHSC 1212 or downtown campus
    Dr. Jonathan Dworkin
  • Virology Group Meeting
    Every other Tuesday of each month, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., HHSC 1307
    Dr. Vincent Racaniello

Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University + 701 W. 168 St., HHSC 1208 New York, NY 10032 Tel. 212-305-3647