Previous Seminar Series


Every Wednesday, the Department of Microbiology & Immunology welcomes renowned scientists from across the scientific community to present their research findings to the students, faculty, and visitors of the department. The seminars are held weekly on Wednesdays from 12 noon to 1 PM in room 301 of the Hammer Health Sciences Building.

2018 Seminars

Speaker Date Host
Christopher Hunter Jan. 24th, 2018 Steven Reiner
Pamela Silver Feb. 7th, 2018 Jonathan Dworkin
Marcel van den Brink Feb. 28th, 2018 Megan Sykes
Alan Engelman Mar. 21st, 2018 Stephen Goff
Andreas Aguilera Apr. 4th, 2018 Uttiya Basu
Ira Mellman Fri., Apr. 6th, 2018 Parker Lecture
Stefan Kappe Apr. 18th, 2018 David Fidock
Nancy Speck Apr. 25th, 2018 Lei Ding
Vishwa Dixit May 2nd, 2018 Rose Lecture
Christian Jobin May 9th, 2018 Yiping Han
Jordan Orange Sep. 26th, 2018 Sankar Ghosh
Bruce Blazar Oct. 10th, 2018 Megan Sykes
Rachel Green Oct. 17th, 2018 Jonathan Dworkin
Mark Goulian Nov. 14th, 2018 Stephen Goff
Raul Andino Nov. 28th, 2018 Vincent Racaniello
Thaddeus Stappenbeck Dec. 5th, 2018 Ivaylo Ivanov
Richard Gregory Dec. 19th, 2018 TBD

 
 

2017 Seminars

Speaker Date Host
Fadi Lakkis Feb. 8th, 2017 Donna Farber
Jeff Rathmell Feb. 15th, 2017 Steve Reiner
Erica Ollmann Saphire Mar. 1st, 2017 Anne Moscona
Virginia Zakian Mar. 8th, 2017 Lorraine Symington
Pamela Silver Mar. 15th, 2017 Jonathan Dworkin
Paul Allen Mar. 22nd, 2017 Sankar Ghosh
Gwen Randolph Apr. 5th, 2017 Hans-Willem Snoeck
Eugene Oltz Apr. 26th, 2017 Sankar Ghosh
Gabriel Nunez May 3rd, 2017 Christian Schindler
Iannis Aifantis May 17th, 2017 Lei Ding
Lieping Chen May 24th, 2017 Riccardo Dalla-Favera
Akiko Iwasaki June 7th, 2017 Parker Lecture
Ming Li Sep. 13th, 2017 Sankar Ghosh
John O' Shea Sep. 20th, 2017 Christopher Schindler
K. Christoper Garcia Sep. 27th, 2017 Arnold Han
Rachel Clark Oct. 4th, 2017 Donna Farber
Douglas Golenbock Nov. 1st, 2017 Sankar Ghosh
Ruben Gonzalez Nov. 15th, 2017 Max Gottesman
Rachel Green Dec. 6th, 2017 Jonathan Dworkin
Sean Whelan Dec. 13th, 2017 Anne Moscona

 
 

2016 Seminars

Speaker Date Host
Joseph Heitman Jan. 27th, 2016 Jonathan Dworkin
Stanley Lemon Feb. 3rd, 2016 Vincent Racaniello
Sean Morrison Feb. 24th, 2016 Lei Ding
Zemer Gitai Mar. 2nd, 2016 Jonathan Dworkin
Wayne M. Yokoyama Mar. 30th, 2016 Sankar Ghosh
Steven F. Ziegler Apr. 6th, 2016 Donna Farber
Rick Fairhurst Apr. 13th, 2016 David Fidock
Michel Sadelain Apr. 20th, 2016 Sankar Ghosh
Frederick W. Alt May 4th, 2016 Uttiya Basu
Sankar Adhya May 11th, 2016 Max Gottesman
Christophe Benoist May 18th, 2016 Sankar Ghosh
Yasmine Belkaid June 1st, 2016 Parker Lecture
Melanie Ott Sep. 14th, 2016 Stephen Goff
Douglas Green Sep. 21st, 2016 Steve Reiner
Richard Blumberg Sep. 28th, 2016 Ivaylo Ivanov
Susan Rosenberg Oct. 5th, 2016 Max Gottesman
David Relman Oct. 12th, 2016 Yiping Han
Alexander Hoffmann Oct. 19th, 2016 Sankar Ghosh
Daniel E. Goldberg Oct. 26th, 2016 David Fidock
Michael Diamond Nov. 2nd, 2016 Vincent Racaniello
Joseph Sun Nov. 9th, 2016 Donna Farber
Johannes Walter Dec. 14th, 2016 Lorraine Symington

 
 

2015 Seminars

Speaker Date Host
Thomas Gajewski Jan. 21st, 2015 Megan Sykes
Rafael Casellas Feb. 4th, 2015 Uttiya Basu
Nathaniel Landau Feb. 18th, 2015 Vincent Racaniello
Hans-Reimer Rodewald Feb. 25th, 2015 M&I and CSCI
Thomas Petes Mar. 11th, 2015 Lorraine Symington
Eric Meffre Mar. 18th, 2015 Donna Farber
Arlene Sharpe Mar. 25th, 2015 Sankar Ghosh
Greg Barton Apr. 1st, 2015 Boris Reizis
Erika Pearce Apr. 8th, 2015 Steve Reiner
Stephen Nutt Apr. 29th, 2015 Ulf Klein
Craig Thompson May 13th, 2015 Parker Lecture
Max Cooper May 20th, 2015 Uttiya Basu
Michael Karin June 24th, 2015 Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture
Miguel Soares July 1st, 2015 Sankar Ghosh
Blossom Damania Oct. 14th, 2015 Vincent Racaniello
Susan Kaech Oct. 21st, 2015 Sankar Ghosh
Laurence Turka Nov. 4th, 2015 Megan Sykes
Tina Henkin Nov. 11th, 2015 Jonathan Dworkin

 
 

2014 Seminars

Speaker Date Host
Alan Aderem Jan. 29th, 2014 Christian Schindler
David Hafler Feb. 5th, 2014 Hans-Willem Snoeck*
Thomas Kristie Feb. 12th, 2014 Saul Silverstein
Ron Germain Feb. 19th, 2014 Sagi Shapira
Dan Gottschling Feb. 26th, 2014 Fred Chang
Suzanne Walker Mar. 5th, 2014 Jonathan Dworkin
Cornelis Murre Mar. 12th, 2014 Ulf Klein
Dan Littman Mar. 19th, 2014 Parker Lecture
Jef Boeke Apr. 2nd, 2014 Uttiya Basu
Thomas Shenk Apr. 16th, 2014 Rose Lecture
Christoph Goodnow Apr. 23rd, 2014 Riccardo Dalla-Favera
Marc Feldmann May 28th, 2014 Donna Farber*
Diane Mathis June 4th, 2014 Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture
Robert Roeder Sep. 24th, 2014 Max Gottesman
J.C. Zuniga-Pflucker Oct. 1st, 2014 Hans-Willem Snoeck
Marc Feldmann Oct. 8th, 2014 Donna Farber
John Coffin Oct. 29th, 2014 Vincent Racaniello
Caroline Harwood Nov. 5th, 2014 Jonathan Dworkin
Marc Jenkins Dec. 3rd, 2014 Steve Reiner

 
 

2013 Seminars

Speaker Date Host
Marco Colonna Jan. 23rd, 2013 Boris Reizis
Christopher Glass Jan. 30th, 2013 Christian Schindler
Dario Vignali Feb. 6th, 2013 Megan Sykes
Sue Jinks-Robertson Feb. 13th, 2013 Lorraine Symington
David Artis Feb. 27th, 2013 Sankar Ghosh
Ruslan Medzhitov Mar. 6th, 2013 Parker Lecture
Terry Dermody Mar. 13th, 2013 Saul Silverstein
Jason Cyster Mar. 27th, 2013 Steve Reiner
Yong-Jun Liu Apr. 10th, 2013 Kang Liu
Fiona Powrie Apr. 24th, 2013 Ivaylo Ivanov
Michael Neuberger May 1st, 2013 Uttiya Basu
Anjana Rao May 8th, 2013 Sankar Ghosh
Jeffrey Ravetch Jun. 11th, 2013 Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture
Nicholas Restifo* Sep. 25th, 2013 Megan Sykes
Elizabeth Winzeler Oct. 2nd, 2013 David Fidock
Neil Hunter Oct. 9th, 2013 Lorraine Symington
Didier Trono Oct. 16th, 2013 Stephen Goff
L. David Sibley Oct. 23rd, 2013 David Fidock
Beatrice Hahn Oct. 30th, 2013 Stephen Goff
Kenneth Murphy Nov. 6th, 2013 Boris Reizis
Alan Grossman Nov. 13th, 2013 Max Gottesman
Garry Nolan Nov. 20th, 2013 Matt Hayden
Maria Jasin Dec. 4th, 2013 Lorraine Symington and Richard Baer
 *Co-sponsored by Columbia Center for Translational Immunology †Co-sponsored by the Herbert Irving Cancer Center

 
 

2012 Seminars

Speaker Date Host
Frederick W. Alt Jan. 25th, 2012 Uttiya Basu
Michel Nussenzweig Feb. 8th, 2012 Kang Liu
Leo Lefrancois* Feb. 15th, 2012 Sankar Ghosh/Megan Sykes
C. David Allis Feb. 22nd, 2012 Parker Lecture
Ranjan Sen Feb. 29th, 2012 Sankar Ghosh/Ulf Klein
Lewis Lanier Mar. 7th, 2012 Matt Hayden/Anthony Ferrante
Mitch Kronenberg* Mar. 21st, 2012 Megan Sykes/Sankar Ghosh
Christine Jacobs-Wagner Mar. 28th, 2012 Fred Chang
Andrew Camilli Apr. 4th, 2012 Jonathan Dworkin
Mark M. Davis Apr. 11th, 2012 Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture
Ferric Fang Apr. 18th, 2012 Sankar Ghosh
Scott Hultgren May 9th, 2012 Jonathan Dworkin
Nina Bhardwaj June 6th, 2012 Christian Schindler
John Boothroyd Sep. 19th, 2012 Rose Lecture
Richard Ebright Sep. 26th, 2012 Max Gottesman
Bonnie Bassler Oct. 3rd, 2012 Jonathan Dworkin/Ivalyo Ivanov
Saeed Tavazoie Oct. 10th, 2012 Max Gottesman
Kevin Tracey Oct. 17th, 2012 Matt Hayden
Harmit Malik Oct. 24th, 2012 Vincent Racaniello
Ioannis Aifantis Nov. 14th, 2012 Ulf Klein
Margaret McFall-Ngai Nov. 28th, 2012 Jonathan Dworkin
*Co-sponsored by Columbia Center for Translational Immunology †Co-sponsored by the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

 
 

2011 Seminars

Speaker Date Host
Herbert "Skip" Virgin Jan. 19th, 2011 Stephen Goff
Charles Rice Jan. 26th, 2011 Stephen Goff
Alexander Tarakhovsky Feb. 2nd, 2011 Sankar Ghosh
William Paul Feb. 9th, 2011 Sankar Ghosh/Boris Reizis
Jorge Galan Feb. 16th, 2011 Sankar Ghosh
Richard Gourse Mar. 2nd, 2011 Max Gottesman
Ralph Isberg Mar. 9th, 2011 Jonathan Dworkin
Philippe Sansonetti Mar. 30th, 2011 Parker Lecture
Roberto Kolter Apr. 6th, 2011 Jonathan Dworkin
Evgeny Nudler Apr. 13th, 2011 Max Gottesman
Peter Cresswell Apr. 20th, 2011 Stephen Goff
Thomas Look Apr. 27th, 2011 Ulf Klein
Vijay Kuchroo May 4th, 2011 Sankar Ghosh
Thomas Wellems May 11th, 2011 David Fidock
Jenny Ting May 18th, 2011 Christopher Schindler
Laurie Glimcher June 6th, 2011 Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture
Roger A. Greenberg Sep. 28th, 2011 Lorraine Symington
Brett Finlay Oct. 5th, 2011 Ivaylo Ivanov/Jonathan Dworkin
Mark Schlissel Oct. 12th, 2011 Uttiya Basu/Sankar Ghosh
Seth Darst Oct. 19th, 2011 Max Gottesman
Barry Sleckman Oct. 26th, 2011 Uttiya Basu
Stephen Smale Nov. 2nd, 2011 Sankar Ghosh
Pippa Marrack Nov. 9th, 2011 Kang Liu
Art Weiss Nov. 16th, 2011 Sankar Ghosh
Akiko Iwasaki Nov. 30th, 2011 Kang Liu

 
 

2010 Seminars

Speaker Date Host
Richard Losick Jan. 27th, 2010 Jonathan Dworkin
Alan Sher Mar. 3rd, 2010 Sankar Ghosh
Adolfo Garcia-Sastre Mar. 10th, 2010 Christopher Schindler
Kate Fitzgerald Mar. 17th, 2010 Christopher Schindler
Christopher Hunter Mar. 24th, 2010 Sankar Ghosh
Sergio Grinstein Apr. 7th, 2010 Howard Shuman
Eric Pamer Apr. 14th, 2010 Adam Ratner
Arturo Casadevall Apr. 21st, 2010 Howard Shuman
William Jacobs Apr. 28th, 2010 David Fidock
Thomas Boehm May 5th, 2010 Boris Reizis
Michael Gale May 12th, 2010 Boris Reizis
Susan Gottesman June 2nd, 2010 Parker Lecture
Richard Flavell June 17th, 2010 Heidelberger-Kabat Lecture
David Baltimore Sep. 22nd, 2010 Rudin Lecture
Michael Dustin Sep. 29th, 2010 Sankar Ghosh
Craig Roy Oct. 6th, 2010 Christopher Schindler
Daniel Portnoy Oct. 13th, 2010 Adam Ratner
Carl Nathan Oct. 20th, 2010 Saul Silverstein
James Allison Oct. 27th, 2010 Sankar Ghosh
Lynn Enquist Nov. 3rd, 2010 Vincent Racaniello
Douglas Golenbock Nov. 10th, 2010 Sankar Ghosh
Max Nibert Nov. 17th, 2010 Vincent Racaniello
Martin Blaser Dec. 1st, 2010 Vincent Racaniello
Peter Palese Dec. 8th, 2010 Rose Lecture