Congrats Allie on her AAI travel award… (plus birthday lunch pictures)

Allie’s abstract for the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) annual meeting in May was chosen for a block symposium Oral presentation and won a travel award from the AAI ! Congrats Allie !!! And here are some pictures from the […]

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Welcome, David Langan for his Graduate Rotation !

David Langan joins the lab for his Graduate laboratory rotation as part of the SOM’s graduate program (GPILS). David is a graduate of Hood College and conducted research at the United States Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease (Frederick MD) […]

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The Science of Vaccines

Hard as it is for an Immunology student to understand the cultural “opposition” to vaccines, wading though the public discussions on the topic does bring up an important point that IS relevant to graduate education. This relates to our direct […]

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Book Club : Freakonomics

For February’s Lab Book Club discussion, the students chose the now “classic” from Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner – Freakonomics: : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. The book, originally published in 2005, has been […]

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New Funding for HIV relevant research

Together with Prof. Zvi Grossman (Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University), we just got funding from the Office of AIDS Research of the NIAID to study how basic mechanisms of Memory T cell homeostasis may be exploited to enhance […]

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Special Issue : Infection & Immunity Research at UMD

The FEMS Journal Pathogens & Disease has a special issue out that highlights some of the research done in our department, It features a collection of 22 articles, minireviews, and commentaries providing a time capsule of research from the University […]

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Top 40 papers of 2016

No.. no.. this is NOT a list of the best Immunology papers of 2016; Instead this is a very self-centered list of 40 papers that we really liked – i.e. they are directly or indirectly related to the areas of […]

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Book Club: Outliers

Our book choice for reading through the holiday season is Outliers: The story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. In the book Gladwell presents his thesis about the factors are make some people wildly more successful than others – using a […]

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Lab T shirt day 2016 !

We tried out our first lab T shirt design this year with digitally printed shirts from Uberprints. Everyone got their “presents” yesterday.. and here’s some pix of the gang opening presents to see the designs for the first time : […]

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Polly Matzinger & the AI2016 finale.

The Graduate School’s 2016 Advanced Immunology class (organized by Dr. Martin Flajnik) featured several external lecturers this year, including John Tsang (NIAID, NIH), Avinash Bhandoola (NCI, NIH), Jonathan Powell (John’s Hopkins) – and finally Polly Matzinger (NIAID, NIH) last Friday. […]

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