Seminars in Investigative Medicine, a research seminar series at WMed, includes a list of speakers for the 2017-2018 academic year that represent a veritable who’s who in the field of immunology.
The monthly series will kick off in October 2017 with an inaugural event at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus and will serve as a gathering point for the community of investigators at WMed and beyond the medical school.
Mark Jay Shlomchik, MD, PhD, will serve as the inaugural speaker for the new research seminar series when he visits WMed at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October, 11, 2017. Dr. Shlomchik is an endowed professor and chair of the Department of Immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
The work in Dr. Shlomchik’s lab at Pitt is focused on systemic autoimmune diseases, long-lived B-cell immunity and immunopathogenesis. In his lab, he and other researchers are using transgenic and knockout mouse models to address the questions of how autoreactive B cells arise and what roles the cells play in mediating autoimmune disease.
The slate of speakers for Seminars in Investigative Medicine who will follow Dr. Shlomchik includes:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Michael Paul Cancro, PhD, professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Patrick C. Wilson, PhD, associate professor, Department of Medicine-Section of Rheumatology, at the University of Chicago; member of the Committee on Immunology for the Knapp Center for Lupus and Immunology Research
Wednesday, January 10, 2017
Barbara Kee, PhD, professor, Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago, member of the Committee on Immunology, the Committee on Cancer Biology and the Committee on Molecular Medicine/MPMM
The upcoming events will all be held at the Upjohn Campus and will be open to the public. The new speaker series will serve to highlight the best and the brightest in the field of investigative medicine.
“We are bringing in people who will provide intellectual stimulation for us all and will talk about the latest, hottest stuff going on in their labs,” said Dr. Thomas L. Rothstein, assistant dean of Investigative Medicine and director of the Center for Immunobiology, who launched Seminars in Investigative Medicine.