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DIPG Research Focus Group – Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG)

April 24, 2019

Presenter: Stefanie Galban, Ph.D. There is tremendous momentum for DIPG related research at our university with the establishment of the Chad Carr Pediatric Brain Tumor Center. We have launched a DIPG focus group to bring together anyone who is interested in DIPG research at the U of M. Our goals are to collaborate, exchange ideas, present and critique data and bring together diverse fields to advance DIPG research to put U of M at the leading edge of DIPG research. Refreshments will be served.

Today (4/24): Emily Bowers, PhD (Durga Singer Lab) presents Immunology Research Seminar @ 12 noon in 3330 Med Sci I

April 24, 2019

Today’s Immunology Research Seminar at 12 noon in 3330 Med Sci I will be presented by Pediatrics Research Fellow and Immuno T32 postdoc appointee Emily Bowers, PhD from Dr. Durga Singer’s lab who will discuss her  research in progress, “Regulation of myelopoiesis through prolonged exposure to high-fat diet”.

Third Annual Musculoskeletal Health Symposium

April 22, 2019

A celebration of musculoskeletal health research programs at the University of Michigan. This event is sponsored by the Michigan Integrative Musculoskeletal Health Core Center. Please register at


April 19, 2019

 Sonya Wolf-Fortune  (Kahlenberg Lab) will present her Immunology Graduate Program thesis defense seminar “The role of type I interferons in TLR7-mediated lupus and UVB-induced immune cell responses” on Monday, April 22 at 9 am in 2903 Taubman Health Sciences Library.

Dr. George Miller (NYU Langone Health) Presents Cancer Biology Seminar

April 17, 2019

George Miller, M.D., H.L. Pachter Professor, Departments of Surgery and Cell Biology, Leader, Cancer Immunology Program at NYU Langone Health, will be presenting a Cancer Biology seminar “New Approaches to Pancreatic Cancer Immunotherapy” at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 15 in the North Lecture Hall (3rd floor of Med Sci II).  If curious about upcoming seminars, please click here.

Central Biorepository Lunch & Learn: How to Request Biospecimens

April 15, 2019

Bring your lunch and learn how to request biospecimens from the Central Biorepository. Zack Klug, CBR Business Operations Manager, will explain the secondary use proposal process and more! Questions? Email (link sends e-mail) RSVP:

FOP Awareness Day

April 15, 2019

FOP Awareness Day – celebrates the day it was announced that the FOP gene, ACVR1, had been discovered.  Stop by the Towsley Triangle on April 23rd to learn about the research happening in The Burn Wound and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory to prevent the progression of this rare disease. Lead by Director, Benjamin Levi, MD and the Burn Wound and Regenerative Medicine Laboratory staff.

CDB & Gerontology Special Seminar – S. Kerry Kornfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

April 12, 2019

The Department of Cell & Developmental Biology and the Department of Gerontology are pleased to present S. Kerry Kornfeld, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Developmental Biology, Co-director, Graduate Program in Developmental Biology, Washington University School of Medicine. His talk is entitled "Drugs that delay somatic and reproductive aging in C. elegans.” Link to seminar info

April 17: Dr. Beth Moore presents Immunology Research Seminar

April 11, 2019

The Graduate Program in Immunology welcomes Bethany B. Moore, PhD, ATSF Galen B. Toews, M.D. Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Professor of Microbiology and Immunology Director, Graduate Program in Immunology American Thoracic Society Fellow Innate and Adaptive Host Defense post-Stem Cell Transplant Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 3330 Medical Science I Bldg.