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.

Events of the Week (10/16-10/20)

Monday, October 16th:

  • MBIB Monday Talks: Sicai Zhang (Dong Lab) and Skye Fishbein (Rubin Lab) | @ 12PM, NRB 1031
  • Cancer Immunology Seminar Series: Niro Anadasabapathy “Making and breaking tolerance: tumor immune escape and tissue immune surveillance” | @ 1:30PM, Smith 308/309

Tuesday, October 17th:

  • MBIB Tuesday Seminar: Vanessa Sperandio “You’re hot and you’re cold: neurotransmitters modulation of bacterial virulence gene expression” | @ 12:30PM, NRB 1031
  • Seminars in Oncology: Eric Holland “Big human data and mouse models of glioma” | @ 4PM, Jimmy Fund Auditorium 

Wednesday, October 18th:

  • Virology Seminar: Tom Kirchhausen: “Imaging live-cell dynamics from molecules to organisms” | @ 12:30PM, NRB 1031
  • Immunology Seminar: Andrea Schietinger : “Molecular and epigenetic programs defining tumor-specific T cell dysfunction” | @ 5PM, Armenise Amphitheater 

Friday, October 20th:

  • Systems Biology Theory Lunch: Oskar Hallatschek: “The role of jackpot events in the dynamics of evolution” | @ 2PM, WAB 563
  • MBIB Beer Hour: Kasper Lab | @ 4:45PM, NRB 1031