It is UAB Microbiology’s pleasure to present Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., for the 32nd annual Bertram M. Marx lecture. Her talk is titled “Antiviral immunity at the mucosal surfaces.” Please also join us for a short reception in VH Lobby following the lecture.
Dr. Akiko Iwasaki received her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto (Canada) in 1998, and her postdoctoral training from the National Institutes of Health (1998-2000). She joined Yale University as a faculty in 2000, and is currently a Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Department of Immunobiology; Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology; Dermatology; and an Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Iwasaki’s research focuses on the mechanisms of immune defense against viruses at the mucosal surfaces. Her laboratory is interested in how innate recognition of viral infections lead to the generation of adaptive immunity, and how adaptive immunity mediates protection against subsequent viral challenge.
The Bertram M. Marx Lectureship, which is hosted by the UAB Department of Microbiology, supports annual visits to the UAB campus by scientists noted for their work examining the basic biology of cancer as well as the impact of infection, inflammation and immune regulation on the development of cancer and other chronic diseases. The Marx Lectures are given by top leaders in their respective fields and have included Nobel Laureates and members of the US National Academy of Sciences.
Tuesday, March 3 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Volker Hall, Lecture Room B
1670 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35233