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William E. Paul Lecture

This annual lecture, begun in 2016 and part of the Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, honors the legacy of Dr. William E. Paul. Dr. Paul was the leader of the NIH immunology community and his career is without parallel in the field of immunology. 

Evolution of adaptive immunity in vertebrates

October 2, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Max D. Cooper, M.D., Emory University School of Medicine

The Cooper laboratory currently studies the evolution of adaptive immunity, primarily in jawless vertebrate models (lampreys and hagfish), and explores the use of lamprey monoclonal antibodies for diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancers in humans.

Standing on the shoulders of mice: adventures in human immunology

November 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Mark M. Davis, Ph.D. , Stanford University

While inbred mice have been a very powerful model for analyzing the immune system, recent advances, both technological and conceptual, have begun to make direct studies of the human immune system possible. This is vitally important from a translational perspective, as mouse models of disease have not been as productive as hoped for in producing “actionable intelligence” with which to diagnose and treat patients.

The two faces of the IL-15- Janus Kinase-Stat system: implications for the immunotherapy of autoimmune diseases and cancer

November 29, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Thomas A. Waldmann, M.D., National Cancer Institute

Dr. Walmann will present the annual William Paul lecture. Dr. Waldmann defined the IL-2 receptor alpha and beta subunits using the daclizumab antibody he discovered, an antibody that is approved by the FDA. He co-discovered IL-15 and performed the first in-human clinical trial with this agent in patients with malignancy. Furthermore, Waldmann defined molecular abnormalities of the common gamma cytokine, Jak/Stat signaling pathway in HTLV-1 associated adult T-cell lymphoma and translated this discovery with a trial of a Jak inhibitor in patients with this disorder.

Stressed out: a novel approach to cancer immunotherapy

November 7, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Laurie Glimcher, M.D. , Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dr. Glimcher is President and CEO of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Principal Investigator and Director of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and the proposed Richard and Susan Smith Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Previously, she was the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean and Professor of Medicine of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University. Prior to her work at Cornell, Dr.

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