Journal Club

Course ID: 
MIR 521/522
Description: 

Journal Club will begin with an organizational meeting on Tuesday, September 1st.  Immediately following the meeting will be the first Journal Club with Anand Devasthanam starting off the new semester.  All JC classes will be held on Tuesdays in The Grossberg Library (CCC 314), unless notified otherwise on days we have an invited speaker.  In that case, we will try to remain in Zebro and lunch will be served.

The new schedule is below. JC dates have been compared with the Immunology Student Seminar Series for potential conflict.  If there is any problem, please let us know.  If your assigned date falls on a date that we also have an outside invited speaker, please select choices from that lab. 

The format will be similar as in previous years and will begin with the most senior students.  Please send 3 choices via email in order of your preference 7-10 days beforehand to Dr. Jiang and myself.  We will then make the final selection and Natalie will make the paper available to all via the following link:  http://www.roswellpark.edu/education/phd-programs/immunology/courses

The Student Presenter will lead the discussion and try to engage as many students as possible.  An important goal of this process is to critique the science as if you were the 'Reviewer’ - that is, discover fault (if possible), such as:

a. the extent of the advance to the field

b. missing controls

c. over-interpretation of data

d. flaws in experimental design

(Just because the work is published does not necessarily mean that the review process is flawless).

Select the latest research in immunology or tumor immunology.  Prominent journals include:  Nature Immunology, Nature Medicine, Immunity, J. Clinical Investigation, Cancer Cell, Science, Nature, J. Immunology, Cancer Research, J. Experimental Medicine and PNAS.  Indeed, the choices of journals are quite extensive and span a continuum of complexities.  However, regardless of what you choose, the article should be discussed in light of the metric outlined in item #4.  

Please keep in mind that JC is a required class, and let us know beforehand if you will be unable to attend. 

 In terms of the articles:

a. students should select the latest research articles in immunology, cancer or cancer immunology journals.   This includes those published in very high impact journals, such as Nature Immunology, Nature Medicine, Immunity, JCI, Cancer Cell, Science, Nature, etc. However, you may also consider other excellent journals, such as JI, Cancer Research, JEM, PNAS, etc.

b. senior students (> 4 years) may alternatively select a landmark study. A great website is:  http://www.kendallasmith.com/

Lastly, please note that our required 'Ethics Discussion' is tentatively set on March 29th, a date that does not overlap with an invited speaker. Details will follow as we get closer.

Semester: 
Fall and Spring
Credit Hours: 
1
Day: 
Tuesday
Time: 
1:30 pm
Notes: 

 

Date

Student

Lecture Articles (PDF)

SEPTEMBER

 

 

1

Organizational Mtg and 1st Journal Club / Anand Devasthanam

Burrows, M et al PNAS 2015
8

Nick Hoffend

Miranda, A et al Cancer Research 2015

15

Stephanie Sass Capron, A et al JI 2015
22

Adam Utley

Halliley, JL et al Immunity 2015
29

Chris Dougher

Wikstrom, ME et al Blood 2015

OCTOBER

 

 

6

Colleen Netherby

Reeves, RK et al Nature 2015

13

Kyle Runckel Henao-Restrepo, AM et al Lancet 2015
20

Adaobi Amobi

Odorizzi, PM et al JEM 2015

27 Upstate New York Immunology Conference (10/25 - 10/28) NO CLASS

NOVEMBER

 

 

3

Wei Du Wong, SL et al Nat Med 2015
10

Amy Ku

Hernandez, et al JCI 2015

17

Danielle Twum

Lehar, et al Nature 2015

24

Mark Bucsek

Alam, MS et al Nature 2015

DECEMBER

 

 

1

Lauren Burkard Moughon, DL et al Can Res 2015
8 ASH Annual Meeting (12/5 - 12/8)

NO CLASS

15

Final Exams (12/14 - 12/21)

NO CLASS

22

Winter Recess (12/22 - 1/24)

NO CLASS

29

Winter Recess NO CLASS

JANUARY

 

 

5

Winter Recess NO CLASS

12

Winter Recess NO CLASS

19

Winter Recess NO CLASS

26

Camila Consiglio Blackwell, et al Science 2015

FEBRUARY

 

 

2

Tyger Howell Benezech C, et al Nature Immunology 2015
9

Kelly Singel

Lee D, et al Eur J immunoll 2012

16

Sean Colligan

Choi, et al Science 2016

23

Tiffany Emmons

Kwane et al Science 2016

MARCH

 

 

1

Riddhi Mahapatra Sorge et al, Nature Neuroscience 2015

8

Shivana Maharaj Hu Y, et al J immunol 2015
15

Spring Recess (3/14 - 3/19)

NO CLASS

22

Christina Qiao Casey S, et al Science 2016
29

Rachel O'Neill 

 

APRIL

 

 

5

Peng Peng  McGranahan N, et al Science 2016
12

Ethical Conduct of Research in Biomedical Sciences (Abrams) 

 

19

   

26

Buffalo Immunology Conference (Dates TBA)  

MAY

   

3

   

12

Final Exams (5/9 - 5/14)  

17

AAI Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA (5/13 - 5/17)