Medical school to welcome two speakers in March for Seminars in Investigative Medicine

Dr. Garnett Kelsoe
Garnett Kelsoe, DSc

The medical school will welcome two speakers to the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus in March for Seminars in Investigative Medicine.

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, Garnett Kelsoe, DSc, will present “New Biology for the Germinal Center Reaction” from noon to 1:00 p.m. in TBL 2 at the Upjohn Campus.

Two weeks later, on March 21, 2018, David Michael Allman, PhD, will present “How Serum Antibody Titers are Maintained” from noon to 1:00 p.m. in TBL 2.

A free lunch will be available prior to both events from 11:45 a.m. to noon. The presentations by Dr. Kelsoe and Dr. Allman will begin promptly at noon on March 7 and March 21. The events are free and open to the public. If you plan to attend, please send a RSVP to to reserve your spot. 

CME credit and MEDU credit are available for Dr. Kelsoe’s visit.

Dr. Kelsoe is the James B. Duke Professor of Immunology, a member of the Human Vaccine Institute and a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development at Duke University. Previously, he held positions at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

Dr. David Allman
David Michael Allman, PhD

Dr. Kelsoe has authored some 200 scientific articles and book chapters on fundamental immunology and the immunology of infectious disease. His research focuses on the development and differentiation of B lymphocytes and his laboratory is internationally recognized for pioneering work on germinal centers, microscopic sites in lymphoid tissues of rapid lymphocyte evolution and Darwinian selection necessary for effective immunity. The overarching goal of his work is to establish a rigorous population genetics for B and T lymphocytes.

Dr. Allman is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, director of the Cell Separation Facility of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute and associate director of the Abramson Cancer Center Flow Cytometry Core Facility at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Allman has authored numerous scientific articles. The focuses of the research conducted in his lab at the University of Pennsylvania is the differentiation of antibody-secreting plasma cells from naïve and memory B cells and how specific transcription factors promote the earliest phases of B cell development from multipotent progenitors. 

CME Credit Available for Dr. Kelsoe’s Visit

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is accredited by the 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.