3rd Annual Immunobiology Student Symposium
Friday, September 19, 2014
On behalf of the graduate students in the Department of Immunobiology, we are proud to announce the Third Annual Graduate Student Symposium to be held on Friday, September 19, 2014. This symposium serves as an opportunity for students to invite prominent scientists to speak about recent breakthroughs and the future trajectory of their field. The event will feature a panel of leading scientists selected by our student body and spanning the fields of virology, neurobiology, and cancer biology. In addition to graduate students, faculty, and post-doctoral fellows within the greater Yale community, we encourage members of other institutions to attend as well. The symposium will be held in Harkness Auditorium (333 Cedar St). YISS 2014 Brochure. Click here to download this event to your personal calendar.
|Order of Events
333 Cedar St
|10:20-10:50||Light Breakfast, Harkness Lobby|
|10:50-11:00||Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|11:00-11:45||Dr. Carl H. June, MD University of Pennsylvania
|11:45-12:30||Dr. Roman M. Chicz, PhD, Sanofi Pasteur|
|1:45-2:30||Dr. Yasmine Belkaid, PhD, NIAID|
|2:30-3:15||Dr. Christopher M. Sassetti, PhD, HHMI, University of Massachusetts|
|3:30-4:15||Dr. Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis|
|4:30-6:30||Happy Hour and Reception|
- To have experts from immunology and related disciplines discuss recent scientific advances and present on the current state and future of their fields
- To have our student body select invited speakers based on their scientific, academic, and career interests
- To create an environment conducive to the generation of new ideas, particularly to application of fundamental principles from other disciplines to our own individual areas of research
- To encourage and foster graduate student interaction with scientific leaders and experts in both professional and social settings
- To provide a platform for established scientists and professors to discuss their past, present and future impressions of the state of academic science, translational research, clinical medicine and industry
- To strengthen the immunology graduate student community in this country by providing a fun and creative atmosphere to network, establish connections and collaborations, and to share ideas at this formative stage of our careers
- To host Yale Immunobiology alumni who are now leaders in the field to discuss their scientific trajectories and accomplishments
- To promote Yale Immunobiology graduate student involvement with the greater scientific community
- To highlight our presence, ideas, and scientific/academic goals to the Yale campus and the greater scientific community
- To host a unique and fun scientific symposium and provide an enjoyable and memorable atmosphere for graduate students, faculty, and invited speakers
- To have our inaugural Yale Immunbiology Graduate Student Symposium pave the way for future symposia of bigger scope
From I-95 North or South: Take exit 47 to Route 34 west to exit 2. Turn left onto College street and continue onto Congress St. Turn right onto Cedar st. Harkness Auditorium is located at the Sterling Hall of Medicine at 333 Cedar St.
From I-91 South: Take Exit 2 onto Frontage road. Follow directions as above.
Parking: The Air Rights Garage has 24/7 parking available for hourly and daily rates. It is located between North and South Frontage roads, on York St. The Howard Avenue Garage has visitor parking available from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm. It is located at the corner of Howard and Congress streets.
2014 Immunobiology Graduate Student Symposium Committee
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Immunobiology Student Symposium Academic Advisor:
Immunobiology Student Symposium Administrative Liaison:
2013 Speakers and Organizers
2013 Immunobiology Graduate Student Symposium Committee:
Kachiko Hayashi (email@example.com) William Ruff (firstname.lastname@example.org) Asu Erden (email@example.com) Robert Amezquita (firstname.lastname@example.org) Jessica Wang (email@example.com) Corey Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2013 Faculty Advisors: Dr. Martin Kriegel (email@example.com) Dr. David Schatz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2013 Yale Immunobiology Graduate Student Symposium Speakers:
The 2012 Inaugural Immunobiology Graduate Student Symposium
Former chair of Cell Biology at Yale, Vice President of Research Oncology at Genentech, Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco.
Jonathan C. Kagan
Ph.D. from Yale University, Assistant Professor at Harvard University Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
Linda R. Watkins
Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Colorado President’s Teaching Scholar, Director of the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Ph.D. Program.
Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology, and Director of the JDRF Center on Immunological Tolerance in Type-1 Diabetes at Harvard Medical School.
Director of the Center for Infection and Immunity, John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and Professor of Neurology and Pathology at College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, Director of the Northeast Biodefense Center
Clark Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and the former Henry R. Luce Professor of Social Thought and Ethics.
The 2012 Inaugural Immunobiology Graduate Student Symposium Committee
Tian Su (email@example.com)
Padmini Pillai (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jeremy Jacox (email@example.com)
Edward Schmid (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Susan Kaech (email@example.com)
Director of Graduate Studies
Peter Cresswell (firstname.lastname@example.org)