WMed to welcome Dr. Barbara Kee in January for Seminars in Investigative Medicine

Dr. Barbara Lynne Kee
Barbara Lynne Kee, PhD

Barbara Lynne Kee, PhD, will be the featured speaker at the latest installment of Seminars in Investigative Medicine at WMed.

Dr. Kee will present “Transcriptional Repression in Lymphocyte Cell Fate” from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, in TBL 2 at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus in downtown Kalamazoo.

Dr. Kee is a professor of Pathology at the University of Chicago and a member of the Committee on Cancer Biology and the Committee on Molecular Medicine/MPMM. The work in Dr. Kee’s lab at the University of Chicago is centered around the idea that the development of mature hematopoietic cells requires the coordinated activity of many transcription factors that regulate differentiation, survival, and proliferation. Her lab is interested in understanding how these processes are controlled during commitment of multipotent cells to the lymphoid lineages.

Prior to Dr. Kee’s presentation on January 10, a free lunch will be available from 11:45 a.m. to noon. Dr. Kee’s presentation will begin promptly at noon. The event is free and open to the public and CME credit and MEDU credit (for students) is available.

If you plan to attend, please send an RSVP to Immunobiology@med.wmich.edu to reserve your seat. Registration information for the event can be found here.

Dr. Kee is part of an impressive slate of speakers for Seminars in Investigative Medicine for the 2017-2018 academic year. In February, WMed will welcome Gregg Silverman, MD, a professor in the Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology, and co-director of the Muskuloskeletal Center of Excellence at New York University.

The list of upcoming speakers for Seminars in Investigative Medicine includes:

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018: Gregg Silverman, MD, professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Pathology, and co-director of the Muskuloskeletal Center of Excellence at New York University.
  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018: Garnett Kelsoe, DSc, James B. Duke Professor of Immunology at Duke University School of Medicine
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Nicole Baumgarth, DVM, PhD, professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at UC-Davis
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018: Coleen McNamara, MD, Edward W. and Betty Knight Scripps Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Virginia School of Medicine

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.