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 (02/20-02/23)


Tuesday, 02/20/18 (NRB 1031 - 12:30 PM)

Michael Angelo - “Comprehensive enumeration of infiltrating immune cells in triple negative breast cancer using multiplexed ion beam imaging”

(Microbiology and Immunobiology Tuesday Seminars) 


Wednesday, 02/21/18 (NRB 1031 - 12:30 PM)

Aaron Schmidt- “Immunogen design strategies for rapidly evolving pathogens”

(Virology Seminar Series)


Wednesday, 02/21/18 (Armenise Amphitheater - 5:00 PM)

Peter Murray - “³Immunological control by regulated amino acid transport²”

(Immunology Seminar Series)

Wednesday, 02/21/18 (NRB 1031 - 10:30 PM)

Erica Sennott- “Innate immune responses to the intracellular pathogens Chlamydia trachomatis and Shigella flexneri

(Dissertation Defense Seminar)


Thursday, 02/22/18 (Canon Room - 12:30 PM)

David Agard - “Protein folding as an allosteric strategy: the yin and yang of chaperone-mediated client activation”

(Cell Biology/ BCMP Seminar Series) 


Friday, 02/23/18 (WAB 563- 12:00 PM)

Daniel Rothman - “Biosphere-geosphere instability and mass extinction”

(System Biology Seminar)


Friday, 02/23/18 (NRB 1031- 4:45 PM)

MBIB Beer Hour

(Host- von Andrian Lab)