The 42nd Jim McGinnis Memorial Lecture and Reception
Dr. Yasmine Belkaid is the chief of Mucosal Immunology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and director of the NIAD Microbiome initiative. Dr. Belkaid is also currently an Adjunct professor in the department of Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Belkaid's lab at NIAID studies host-microbe interactions at the main sites of primary pathogen exposure: the skin and the gut. More information about Dr. Belkaid's research can be found here: https://irp.nih.gov/our-research/research-in-action/the-microbiome-when-good-bugs-go-bad
The annual McGinnis Memorial Lecture was established by the staff and students of the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology in 1979 to honor the memory of James William McGinnis, Jr., a beloved Duke doctoral candidate working in Bill Joklik's laboratory who died unexpectedly in a canoeing accident.