IMB Research Seminar with TGen’s John Altin, PhD

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:00pm

The University of Arizona Department of Immunobiology presents:

TITLE: “Next-Generation Tools Enabling Systems Analysis of Adaptive Immunity”
SPEAKER: John Altin, PhD | Assistant Professor, Translational Genomics Research Institute (T-Gen), Flagstaff, Ariz.

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
Medical Research Building, Room 102

About the Speaker:
Dr. John Altin is an Assistant Professor who works jointly across the Pathogen Genomics and Integrated Cancer Genomics Divisions at TGen. His research interests lie at the intersection of T cell immunology and genomics, where he studies the human T cell response in the context of both pathogens and tumors — two settings where an ability to reliably invoke a successful immune response holds great promise for public health. He began his research career in the Immunogenomics lab of Chris Goodnow where he used genome-wide mouse mutagenesis and cellular immunology techniques to reveal new pathways of T cell regulation (Altin et al 2011, Altin et al 2012, Altin et al 2014). After graduating in 2012, he joined Prognosys Biosciences, a start-up biotech company founded by Mark Chee in San Diego that develops novel, highly-parallel tools for proteomics. John applied this technology to the adaptive immune system, developing new assays to view T and B lymphocyte responses at high-resolution (US2016-0291007-A1, US2016-0025726-A1). Building on this training in cellular immunology and highly-multiplexed genomic assay development, John is now working to generate a systems-level understanding of human T cell immunity, which he hopes can lay the groundwork for new approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of cancers and pathogen-mediated disease.

Questions? Contact the Department of Immunobiology, (520) 626-6409, email or web

Seminar Flyer (please, view, post and share with colleagues):
 2019-01-15 Dr. Bothwell - Seminar Flyer (1).pdf

Medical Research Building, Room 102
University of Arizona Health Sciences Campus
1656 E. Mabel St.
Tucson, AZ 85721