WMed to welcome Michael McHeyzer-Williams, PhD, in May for Seminars in Investigative Medicine

Michael McHeyzer-Williams, PhD
Michael McHeyzer-Williams, PhD

The medical school will welcome Michael McHeyzer-Williams, PhD, in May as the latest speaker for Seminars in Investigative Medicine.

Dr. McHeyzer-Williams will present “ReProgramming B Cell Memory: One Cell at a Time” from noon to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in TBL 2 at the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus in downtown Kalamazoo.

A free lunch will be available from 11:45 a.m. to noon and Dr. McHeyzer-Williams’ presentation will begin promptly at noon. The event is free and open to the public and CE and MEDU credit is available.

If you’re interested in attending the event, please register here:

Dr. McHeyzer-Williams is a professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research's California Campus. He earned his PhD in Immunology at The University of Melbourne, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. 

Dr. McHeyzer-Williams' area of expertise is in Helper T cells. Helper T cells are the master regulators of adaptive immunity that control the development of antigen-specific B cell immunity. His research seeks to define the cellular and molecular details of the major developmental checkpoints that regulate these cell fate decisions in vivo. His lab has recently extended their studies into the earliest innate immune events that initiate and shape this adaptive immune response. If we can understand the rules that control adaptive immunity, it will be possible to design safe and effective protein sub-unit vaccines.

Dr. McHeyzer-Williams is part of an impressive slate of speakers for Seminars in Investigative Medicine for the 2018-2019 academic year.

In April, Ann Marshak-Rothstein, PhD visited WMed for Seminars in Investigative Medicine and presented “Nucleic Acid Sensors at the Interface of Autoimmunity and Autoinflammation.”

In support of improving patient care, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Number of credits subject to change.