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13 Mar 2023

Age-related changes in lymph node stroma and their impact on immunity to infections

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04 Apr 2023
12.00pm - 1.00pm

Doherty Institute Auditorium, 792 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne

The University of Melbourne's Department of Microbiology and Immunology is hosting a special research seminar, chaired by Professor Katherine Kedzierska, a Lab Head at the Doherty Institute.

At this event, internationally recognised immunologist Professor Janko Nikolich from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ will present 'Age-related changes in lymph node stroma and their impact on immunity to infections'.

About Professor Janko Nikolich

Professor Janko Nikolich, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally recognised immunologist and gerontologist who has published over 200 scientific papers and reviews describing his work. He is Head and Professor at the Department of Immunobiology, University of Arizona, Co-Director of the Arizona Center on Aging at the University of Arizona, and Director of the Aegis Consortium for Pandemic-Free Future at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, UArizona. Prof Nikolich’s research interests include understanding basic mechanisms of immunity and how they decline with age, how persistent infections influence immune homeostasis and function with aging, methods to ameliorate immune dysfunction, and how longevity and Healthspan modulation by nutritional and metabolic intervention impacts the function of the immune system.

Prof Nikolich received his M.D., MSc and Ph.D. in Immunology from Belgrade University School of Medicine. From 1987-1990, he worked as a Research Associate at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in the laboratory of Prof Michael J. Bevan. In 1990, he joined the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York as the Head of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility and the Laboratory of T Cell Development. He served as Assistant Professor (1990-1996) and Associate Professor (1996-2001) at both the Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences and the Division of Molecular Medicine in Cornell University School of Medicine. In 2001, Prof Nikolich assumed the position of Senior Scientist at the Oregon Health & Science University at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, along with joint appointments as a tenured Professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology and a Senior Scientist at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. In 2008, Prof Nikolich moved to the University of Arizona to lead the Department of Immunobiology and the Arizona Center on Aging.