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 seminar schedule is updated regularly.
M&I 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.
Research in Progress Seminar Series
Every Friday, the Department of Microbiology & Immunology holds a seminar at which students and postdoctoral fellows present research in progress to the department. The seminars are held weekly on Fridays from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM in room 301 of the Hammer Health Sciences Building. An informal Happy Hour sponsored by the department follows immediately afterward.
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