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 (04/09 - 04/13)

Monday, 04/09/18 (NRB 1031 - 12:00 PM) 

“Getting 'hooked' on Machupo virus: RNA as an activating ligand for RNA synthesis ”

Jesse Pyle (Whelan Lab)

"The athlete microbiome regulates systemic lactic acid "

  Jacob Luber (Kostic Lab)

(MBIB Monday Talks)

Monday, 04/09/18 (Smith 308/309 - 1:00 PM)

Matthew Meyerson - “Immune and inflammatory gene activities in human lung cancer” 

(Cancer Immunology Series) 

Monday 04/09/18 (TMEC 209 – 2:30 PM)

The Program in Genetics and Genomics Annual Symposium

Tuesday, 04/10/18 (Folkman Auditorium – 9:00 AM)

Spring Symposium: Mechanisms of Inflammation in Health and Disease

(Harvard Digestive Diseases Center)

Tuesday, 04/10/18 (NRB 1031 - 12:30 PM)

Daniel DiMaio- “Membrane penetration and retrograde trafficking of human papillomavirus during cell entry”

(Microbiology and Immunobiology Tuesday Seminars)

Tuesday, 04/10/18 (NRB 350 - 12:00 PM)

Romain Levayer - “From fitness comparison to spatial constrains: the many roads of cell competition”

(Genetics Seminar Series)

Tuesday, 04/10/18 (Jimmy Fund Auditorium - 4:00 PM)

Weiping Zou – “Metabolic control of immune cell subsets in the tumor microenvironment”

(Seminars in Oncology) 

Wednesday, 04/11/18 (Joseph B. Martin Conference Center – 8:30 AM) 

Bertarelli Symposium: Gene Therapy for Sensory Disorders

Wednesday, 04/11/18 (NRB 1031 - 12:30 PM)

Kenneth Kaye - “KSHV LANA: Crossing the species barrier”

(Virology Seminar Series)

Wednesday, 04/11/18 (Armenise- 5:00 PM)

Robyn Klein - “Too much talking: CNS immunity and cognitive dysfunction”

(Immunology Seminar Series)

Thursday, 04/12/18 (NRB 350 - 10:30 AM)

Jeffrey Moffitt - “Imaging the transcriptome: spatially resolved, single-cell transcriptomics in culture and tissue”

(MBIB/PCMM Joint Faculty Search Seminar) 

Thursday, 04/12/18 (Canon Room - 12:30 PM)

Daniel Fletcher - “Mind the gap: Physical segregation of proteins at cell-cell interfaces”

(Cell Biology/ BCMP Seminar Series) 

Friday, 04/13/18 ( WAB 563 – 12:00 PM)

Vincent Hilser – “Frustration and allostery in protein ensembles”

(Systems Biology Theory Lunch)

Friday, 04/13/18 (NRB 1031 - 4:45 PM)

MBIB Beer Hour

(Host- Kasper Lab)