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2021

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DEC 03 UCI 19th Annual Immunology Fair to be held on Thursday, December 2nd and Friday, December 3rd
NOV 12 Expanding Universe of Inborn Errors of Immunity 16th International Symposium on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases, Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, California, USA November 12-13, 2021 - Keynote Speakers include: Mark Anderson, Jeffrey Ravetch, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Steven Holland
JUN 29 Please join us in congratulating Francesco Marangoni, Cell just accepted his paper "Expansion of Tumor-Associated Treg Cells Upon Disruption of a CTLA-4-Dependent Feedback Loop"
JUN 09 AAI Young Investigator Awardees from the 2020 UC Irvine Immunology Fair are featured in the AAI newsletter.
APR 06 Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tahseen Mozaffar, he was awarded a 5-year, $4.2M grant to study sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIMB).
FEB 17 Please join us in congratulating Lisa Wagar, PhD, she was awarded a 3-year grant from the Wellcome Trust. For this grant, Lisa will use her in vitro model of tonsil organoids to examine the human immune response to influenza virus and to examine novel vaccine candidates. Lisa will share this award with her collaborators, Huw Davies, PhD, here at UCI, and Naresha Saligrama, PhD, at Wash U.
JAN 04 UCSD 2021 Global Immunotalks

2020

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DEC 04 XVIII UC Irvine 2020 Immunology Fair
DEC 03 XVIII UC Irvine 2020 Immunology Fair - Dr. Messaoudi Powers Distinguished Lecture on COVID-19 – The Role of Our Immune System in Disease and Protection. Registration required, you will receive a link to attend after registration.
NOV 24 We are pleased to announce that Thomas E. Lane, PhD (Chancellor’s Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior) was named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished research and service in the field of neurodegenerative disease, including multiple sclerosis, and in spinal cord repair. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lane for this distinguished honor.
SEP 04 Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ken Hayama from Dr. Demetriou's lab for successfully defending his thesis.
SEP 01 Please join us in congratulating the new T32 awardees - Morgan Dragan (Dai lab), Betty Lai (Fleischman lab) and Gema Olivarria (Lane lab). Josh Gu (Zhao lab) and Justice Williams (Kessenbrock lab) will split the Predoctoral Fellowship of the Immunology Training Program.
AUG 11 Please join us in congratulating Dr. Lee-or Herzog from Dr. Fruman's lab for successfully defending his thesis.
JUL 10 Please join us in congratulating two newly minted Ph.D.’s - Dr. Jenna Kastenschmidt (Villalta lab) and Dr. Ryan Davies (Lawson lab). We also celebrate Ryan and Jenna as the first Ph.D. graduates from the laboratories of Armando Villalta and Devon Lawson.
JUN 29-30 2020 FASEB Translational Neuroimmunology Conference: From Mechanisms to Therapeutics
MAR 26 Institute for Immunology Launches New Flow Core Website

2019

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DEC 06 17th Annual Immunology Fair - Symposium in honor of Albert Zlotnik, Ph.D., An appreciation of Dr. Zlotnik's landmark research in cytokine and chemokine discovery and function
NOV 15 International Symposium On Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases
AUG 01 Please congratulate Lee-or Herzog for his first prize award in the poster competition at the FASEB Hematologic Malignancies Conference.
JUN 28 2019 ImmunologyLA AAI Young Investigator Awards

2018

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DEC 07 16th Annual Immunology Fair AAI Young Investigator Awardees
DEC 07 16th Annual Immunology Fair
OCT 16 Melissa Lodoen received the Dolph Adams Award at the Society for Leukocyte Biology meeting.
NOV 16-17 14th Annual Symposium on Primary Immunodeficiencies. Please contact Alisa Rocha to register with the discounted UCI rate 949-824-5818
SEP 21 Memorial Service for Professor Gale "Morrie" Granger
SEP 01 Please join us in congratulating the new T32 awardees - Jenna Kastenschmidt (Villalta lab), Erika Varady (Inlay lab), Lee-or Herzog (Fruman lab) and William Pandori (Lodoen lab) was awarded the Predoctoral Fellowship of the Immunology Training Program.
MAY 07 Please join us in congratulating Katrina Evans, she received honorable mention for her poster at the UCI Chao Cancer Center Symposium.
MAY 05 Please join us in congratulating Katrina Evans, she was awarded the 2018 Stanley Behrens Fellowship in Medicine.
MAY 05 Please join us in congratulating Jenna Kastenschmidt, she received a 2018 Stanley Behrens Honorable Mention from the Stanely Behrens Foundation.
APR 18 Please join us in congratulating William Pandori, he was awarded the AAI Young Investigator Award for his oral presentation at the Woods Hole Immunoparasitology Conference.

2017

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NOV 18-19 International Symposium on Infectious Diseases as Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. Keynote speaker, Ron Germain, NIH: Imaging Immunity, Island Hotel, Contact Mitzi Vanhorn for special UCI pricing - vanhornm@uci.edu
SEP 01 Please join us in congratulating the 4 Immunology Training Grant awardees for 2017-18: Katrina Evans (Devon Lawson lab), Jenna Kastenschmidt (Armando Villalta lab), William Pandori (Melissa Lodoen lab), and Honyin Chiu (David Fruman lab), who was awarded the Predoctoral Fellowship of the Immunology Training Program.
JAN 31 Jenna Kastenschmidt of the Villalta lab wins award at the Asilomar Midwinter Conference.
JAN 23 Honyin Chiu of the Fruman lab presents "A Novel Role for the 4E-BP/eIF4E Axis in B Cell Antibody Class Switching" at the "PI3K Pathways in Immunology, Growth Disorders and Cancer” Keystone Symposia in Santa Fe, NM.

2016

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DEC 01-02 Learn more about our 14th Annual Immunology Fair, to be held Dec. 1-2, 2016, at the UC Irvine Student Center.
NOV 07 UC Irvine-MIT team forge new approach against Salmonella and other pathogens, an immunization strategy could prevent gastrointestinal disease.
NOV 03 UC Irvine microbiologist Manuela Raffatellu and colleagues show that proteins produced by beneficial gut microbes can block inflammation-causing salmonella and E. coli.

2015

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JAN Eric Pearlman, PhD, is named director of the Institute for Immunology. He comes from Case Western Reserve University. His research is on innate immunity in fungal and bacterial infections.

2014

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DEC Cutting Edge: GPR35/CXCR8 is the Receptor of CXCL17
NOV The Zlotnik lab reports the identification of a new chemokine receptor.
OCT 02 Two members of the Cahalan lab receive awards at the La Jolla Immunology Conference.
JUL 08 UC Irvine-created stem cell therapy shows promise for treating multiple sclerosis in a mouse model.
APR 01 The Institute for Immunology is renewed as an ORU for a second 5-year term.
JAN 01 Dr. Albert Zlotnik and Dr. Craig Walsh appointed Interim Co-Directors of the Institute for Immunology.

2013

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JAN 30 The Institute for Immunology lauds Professor Andrea Tenner for her recent election to President of the International Complement Society.