Dr. Vignali is a professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an expert on Regulatory T cells, particularly in their activation and signalling, and is also working to understand how TRegs are involved in Type I Diabetes and Cancer. His research page can be found at http://www.immunology.pitt.edu/person/dario-vignali-phd
Please join us for his lecture: Inhibitory Mechanisms in Cancer and Autoimmunity at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 7, in Classroom F. This event is open to all members of the university community, so share this information with any of your colleagues.
Furthermore, we (the Distinguished Immunology Organizing Committee) will soon be sending out emails regarding a lunch with Dr. Vignali for students and post-docs, and an evening dinner where there will be an opportunity to socialize with other scientists and Dr. Vignali.
Finally, please mark your calendars for a journal club on Thursday, March 31at 12:00 PM where members of the organizing committee will be providing a brief overview of some of Dr. Vignali’s papers.
DI 2016 Organizing Committee
Brad Necyk, artist, has been completing an organ and tissue donation awareness project in conjunction with the University Of Alberta Hospital Friends and the McMullen Art Gallery.
Art Exhibit: During the month of April at the McMullen Gallery.
Film: Brad’s short film “Alberta” will be shown at the metro cinema on April 19th.
“Alberta” is a short film about a young woman coming to understand mortality in the situation of coming to terms with a loved one dying. The hope of the film is to open dialogue around death between family and friends, and for it to be a more approachable topic, which could lead to a better understanding of each other’s final wishes. The film shows this discussion in light-hearted as well as more serious ways as the characters interact in a few short scenarios. Brad hopes his film will enhance discussions around Organ and Tissue donation.