The following events sponsored by the department are open to the public:

Department Activities:

Microbiology and Immunobiology Seminar Series

Students and postdoctoral trainees have the opportunity to attend department-sponsored weekly seminars given by visiting speakers. In addition, the Harvard Medical School community offers a wealth of seminars and other public events.

Journal Clubs

Opportunities abound to discuss one's own and others' research. Graduate students hold a weekly journal club over lunch. The Monday Talks, held weekly, provide a forum for literature discussions and presentations of current research. The Pathogen of the Month Club, held monthly over lunch, features a presentation of a different pathogen at each meeting.

Social Hour

The Friday social hour, sponsored by a different lab each week, provides an opportunity to unwind before the weekend.


Weekly Events (05/14-05/18)


Monday, 05/14/18 (NRB 1031 - 12:00 PM)

“Defining the pathogenesis of neurotropic flaviviruses using iPSC derived cells of the central nervous system”

Alexsia Richards (Gehrke Lab)


"Pathogenesis and immune response to Listeria monocytogenes strains isolated from a sustained national outbreak”

Pallab Ghosh (Higgins Lab)

(MBIB Monday Talks)


Tuesday, 05/15/18 (NRB 1031 - 12:30 PM)

Ankur Dalia- “Molecular dissection of natural transformation and exploiting it as a genetic tool to study Vibrio species”

Host: Thomas Bernhardt

(Microbiology and Immunobiology Tuesday Seminars)


Tuesday, 05/15/18 (Jimmy Fund Auditorium - 4:00 PM)

Benjamin Ebert - “The genetics of hematologic neoplasia, from clonal hematopoiesis to acute leukemia” 

(Seminars in Oncology) 


Wednesday, 05/16/18 (FXB 301 - 2:00 PM)

Russel Jones- “Visualizing T cell metabolism in vivo: new insights using metabolomics” 

(Immunology and Infectious Diseases Seminar) 


Wednesday, 05/16/18 (NRB 1031 - 12:30 PM)

G4 Talks: Po-Ting Liu (Barouch lab) Phillip Tomezsko (Kuritzkes lab)

(Virology Seminar Series)


Thursday, 05/17/18 (Canon Room - 12:30 PM)

Lewis Kay - “TBD”

(Cell Biology/BCMP Seminar Series) 


Friday, 05/18/18 (WAB 563 - 12:00 PM)

Nikolai Slavov - “Understanding and controlling cell differentiation using single-cell mass-spectrometry”

(Systems Biology Seminar)


Friday, 05/18/18 (NRB 1031 - 4:45 PM)

MBIB Beer Hour

(Host-Howley Lab)