Skip to main content
Browse by:
GROUP

Effective March 10, 2020, all Duke-sponsored events over 50 people have been cancelled, rescheduled, postponed or virtualized.
Please check with the event contact regarding event status. For more information, please see https://coronavirus.duke.edu/events

The 42nd Jim McGinnis Memorial Lecture and Reception

Event Image
Icon calendar
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Icon time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Icon speaker
Dr. Yasmine Belkaid

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.

Contact: Kristin Thole