The Beirne B. Carter Annual Lecture

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The Beirne B. Carter Annual Lecture


The Beirne B. Carter Lecture in Immunology was established to bring a distinguished medical scientist each year to the UVA Health System.  In keeping with Mr. Carter’s vision, the scientist is chosen based on his or her research accomplishments contributing to the areas of basic and clinical immunology and to our understanding of human disease and its cure.


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Speaker Title of talk

Ralph Steinman, MD, PhD

Department of Cell Physiology and Immunology, Rockefeller University

The control of immunity and tolerance by dendritic cells

Gerald R. Crabtree, MD

Professor of Pathology and Developmental Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Converting graded signals to discrete developmental outcomes

Philippa Marrack, PhD

Investigator, Department of Immunology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Jewish Medical and Research Center

T cell life, death and memory

Paul M. Allen, PhD

Robert L. Kroc Professor of Pathology & Immunology, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University

Physiology of Tumor Rejection: Insights from a Transgenic Model

Craig Thompson, MD

Director, Madlyn Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

Control of lymphocyte survival: implications for lymphocytes in health and disease


Roger M. Perlmutter, MD, PhD

Senior Vice President of Research, Merck & Co., Inc.

The LNK Family of Signal Transducing Molecules

Peter C. Doherty, PhD

St Jude’s Children Research Hospital

Immunity to a Persistent Gamma Herpesvirus

Klaus Rajewsky, MD

Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne

Genetic Approaches to the Study of Normal and Malignant B Cell Development

Richard Klauser, MD

Chief, Cell Biology abd Metabolism Branch, National Institutes of Child Health and Development

A Cell Biologist Looks at the T Cell Receptor

Leroy Hood, MD, PhD

University of Washington School of Medicine

T Cell Receptors: Molecular Recognition and Autoimmunity

Hugh O. McDevitt, MD

Stanford University School of Medicine

Peptide Interactions with Class II MHC Molecules in Experimental Allergic Encephalomyelitis