2021-2022 Infection & Immunity Seminar Series

Infection and Immunity Seminar Series are offered as the Current Topics in Microbiology course. The Department invites guest speakers to talk about their current research. 

The seminars are a compulsory part of our graduate program* and are open to all interested participants. If you would like to attend, please info.microimm [at] mcgill.ca (subject: Seminar%20series-%20registration) (contact us) to register.  

Seminar Time: Thursdays, 11:30am-12:30pm (unless otherwise indicated)

NOTE: seminar times have been changed for the winter semester 2022: from 11am to 11:30am

​Location: Zoom (will be sent via email)

Additional dates may be added throughout the academic year.

The seminars are not recorded (unless otherwise mentioned). 







Tuesday, September 7 2021



Dr. Thomas Vogl  


Deciphering human antibody repertoires against the microbiome in health and disease. *This is a recruitment Seminar (MIMM/GCI) and will be recorded

Wednesday, September 8 2021



Dr. Zakia Djaoud    

γδ T cells in cancer and infectious diseases

*This is a recruitment Seminar (MIMM/GCI) and will be recorded

Thursday, September 16 2021



Dr. Joshua Moreau     Sticking around and calling for help: lymphocyte strategies for augmenting tissue immunity *This is a recruitment Seminar (MIMM/GCI) and will be recorded

Friday, September 17 2021



Dr. Hannah Garner     TBC *This is a recruitment Seminar (MIMM/GCI) and will be recorded

Thursday, October 21 2021


Dr. Lisa Osborne

Assistant Professor

University of British Columbia

Environmental regulators of neuroinflammation Dr. Irah King

Thursday, November 11 2021


Dr. Ajitha Thanabalasuriar

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

McGill University

Alveolar Macrophages: moving to maintain lung homeostasis Dr. Irah King

Thursday, February 3 2022


Dr. Kim Seed

Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Fighting with phages: how epidemic Vibrio cholerae defends against viral attack

Dr. Jesse Shapiro

Thursday, February 17 2022


Dr. Jennifer Ronholm

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

McGill University

Optimizing the Bovine Microbiome to Prevent Mastitis and Reduce Dependence on Antibiotics

Dr. Irah King

Thursday, February 24 2022


Dr. Helen Vuong Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Towards understanding the role of the microbiome in neurodevelopment Dr. Corinne Maurice

Thursday, March 3 2022


No seminars- Spring break        

Thursday, March 24 2022


Dr. Jo Anne Stratton

Assistant Professor

Montreal Neurological Institute

Ependymal Cell Function in Health and Disease

Dr. Irah King

Thursday, March 31 2022


Dr. Natalie Zeytuni

Assistant Professor

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology

McGill University

Structural insights into the cytotoxic peptides ATP-driven exporter essential to pathogenicity of drug resistant Staphylococcal aureus by hybrid approaches.

Dr. Sam Gruenheid

Thursday, April 7 2022



P’ng Loke

Senior Investigator and Chief, Type 2 Immunity Section
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

National Institutes of Health

Heterogeneity in Type 2 immune responses to helminth infections.

Dr. Mary Stevenson


*Attendance forms for MIMM graduate students:

Seminar Attendance Form

Graduate Seminar Attendance Form

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