SMI Webinar Series - Lung Resident Immunity to Respiratory Viruses
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SMI Webinar Series - Lung Resident Immunity to Respiratory Viruses

 Export to Your Calendar 9/29/2020
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2020
2:00 PM
Where: Online
United States
Contact: SMI Staff

Online registration is available until: 9/29/2020
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SMI Webinar Series

Donna Farber, PhD

September 29, 2020

2:00 PM CDT



  • Define major components of lung resident immune cells, including tissue-resident memory t cells

  • Mechanisms for protection in mouse models of influenza infection

  • Lung resident and systemic immunes responses in severe COVID-19


Donna L. Farber, Ph.D. is the George H Humphreys, II Professor of Surgical Sciences (in Surgery) and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Columbia University. The focus of Dr. Farber’s research is on adaptive immunity, particularly to virus infections and how T cell differentiate and generate long-term immunological memory in diverse tissues sites. Dr. Farber’s laboratory identified subsets of tissue-resident memory T cells in the lung that mediate protective immunity to respiratory virus infection and has led an initiative in translational immunology to dissect human immune responses in tissues throughout the body, in multiple mucosal and lymphoid tissues from individual organ donors of all ages. She has also made important contributions to understanding how T cells seed tissues and mediate responses to viruses during different life stages including infancy. Dr. Farber leads NIH/NIAID-funded Program grants on human immunity, anti-viral responses and is part of the Human Immunology Project Consortium (HIPC), as well as the NIH/NHLBI consortium on human lung aging. In addition to the NIH, her research is supported by the Helmsley Charitable trust and the Chan-Zuckerberg seed network for the Human Cell Atlas. She has over 140 publications and has served on numerous advisory committees for the NIH, American Association of Immunologists, Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies and others.