The Immunology Program has an active seminar series in which both Iowa faculty and distinguished guests present their latest research information. This series has brought to the University a number of outstanding visiting scientists, a partial list of which appears below. A number of additional guest immunologists present in other seminar series, such as those sponsored by the departments of Microbiology.

One unusual feature of our seminar series that is particularly advantageous for the Immunology graduate students is that the night of each speaker's visit is reserved for interaction with the students. Dinner is served at a faculty member's home, with only students and postdoctoral fellows present. This ensures maximum interaction of the students with the visiting professor, and fosters informal discussion about scientific and career matters. These dinners have been very popular with our students, who attend these evenings enthusiastically.

Immunology Seminar Schedule, Fall 2005

Speaker Name
August 24 Kevin Legge Department of Pathology, UI College of Medicine
August 31 Steven Kunkel Department of Pathology, Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
September 7 David Huston Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
September 14 Ellen Rothenberg California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
September 21 Andrew Weinberg Department of Basic Immunology, Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR
September 28 Colleen Hayes Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison,WI
October 5 Michael Apicella Department of Microbiology, UI College of Medicine
October 12 David Allman University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
October 19   To be announced
October 26 Alexander Rudensky University of Washington, Seattle, WA
November 2 George Weiner Department of Internal Medicine, UI College of Medicine
November 9

Frederick Quelle

Department of Pharmacology, UI College of Medicine

November 16 Tomas Mustelin Director, Program on Inflammatory Disease Research Cancer Center, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA
November 23   Thanksgiving Break
November 30 Theresa Whiteside Department of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA
December 7 Gail Bishop Department of Microbiology, UI College of Medicine
December 14 Edmund Lattime Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
December 21 1st year Immmunology Graduate Students Rotation Presentations