The next seminar in the Immunology for Quants series will be on December 12th, 2019 and presented by Dr. Cliburn Chan. The seminar will be held at Hock Plaza in classroom 11025 between noon and 1pm.
In the first seminar, we saw how the immune system consists of barrier, innate and adaptive defenses. In this seminar, we take a deeper dive into the innate immune system. Once seen by many immunologists as “boring”, the innate immune system is now known to evaluate threats, formulate strategy and generally direct the adaptive response of T and B cells. Modern immunology begins with an understanding of how the innate immune system senses and responds to strangers and danger.
The Immunology for Quants talks are biweekly, informal seminars that are designed to introduce immunology and immune-related diseases to non-immunologists. Topics are generally self-contained and questions during the seminar are encouraged, so it is not strictly necessary (but recommended) to attend them in sequence. Seminars are held on Thursdays from 12-1 pm.