Contact: Alexander Shtifman
Phone: 617-713-8989
alex...@childrens.harvard.edu

Richard A. Flavell, Ph.D, FRS, Chairman & Sterling Professor, Department of Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and a member of our Scientific Advisory Board, presented this year's first of two Fred S. Rosen Seminars on November 28th. The title of the talk was "Inflammasomes in health and disease", which he told in three amazing parts to an overflowing audience in the Armenise Amphitheater at Harvard Medical School.

The Fred S. Rosen Seminar Series consists of joint seminars between PCMM and the HMS Immunology Program.  Fred Alt introduced the seminar with remembrances of Fred Rosen and a laudatory summary of Richard Flavell and his accomplishments. A wine and cheese reception followed in the Jeffrey Modell Immunology Center Atrium with entertainment by our own Pogies.  They were joined by the speaker on lead guitar and later by a few guest artists.  A fine time was had by all.