Building Bridges in Leukocyte Biology Webinar Series

Building Bridges in Leukocyte Biology Webinar Series

Through volunteer efforts, SLB will be offering a monthly series of innovative talks spanning a width breadth of interests related to the field. Registration is free for ALL. On-demand recordings are available for members only.

Our next speaker is Melissa Ng, from Singapore Immunology Network who will present "Deterministic reprogramming of neutrophils within tumors".

This webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 26th, 2024 from 11 am - 12 pm eastern.

Register for June 26th, 2024

Dr Melissa Ng received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 2019, where she worked on the development of fetal T cells and their role in immunotolerance in utero under Dr Trevor Burt. She is currently based at Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN), A*STAR, as a SIgN postdoctoral fellow. Under the supervision and mentorship of Dr Ng Lai Guan, she is investigating neutrophil reprogramming in the cancer microenvironment in order to identify potential druggable targets for immunotherapeutic use. Her interest lies in utilizing high dimensional techniques in unison with experimental methods to investigate big picture questions in biology.

Look for these talks lined up for the future...

  • Irene Salinas, The University of New Mexico - July 24th, 2024
  • Hawa Racine Thiamm, Standford University - September 18th, 2024
  • Collins Osei-Sarpong, Institute of Experimental Pathology - November 20th, 2024

If you would like to present at a future SLB Building Bridges webinar series, please contact Sofia De Oliveira  at [email protected]. See below for the full Building Bridges Webinar Series Mission.

Past Building Bridges Webinars available on-demand for SLB Members (login and membership required):

To provide a safe platform to highlight the research done by 1) trainees, 2) scientists from underrepresented groups in the field (please check footnote *) and 3) scientists with major caregiver roles at home that restrict their travel to conferences limiting their careers (young children, dependent person, etc). We also seek to keep the leukocyte community engaged in active and fruitful scientific discussions between conferences.
Conferences have a limited number of slots for presentations which drastically limits the amount of good science that can be shown and discussed in these venues. Trainees and young faculty from underrepresented groups in the field have less chances to be invited or selected to present their work at conferences and therefore their science has less visibility. We want to provide a way to give visibility to those that usually do not have it and promote a more diverse and inclusive environment in the leukocyte field.In addition, we want to help build a dynamic and engaged leukocyte community to advance the field, this webinar series will also promote networking, collaborations and sharing of resources amongst the labs working with different leukocytes on different fields.
Webinar format
• Monthly meeting on ZOOM - 4th Wednesday of the month (tentative: 12:00 pm EST/9:00 am PST)
• 1h (5 min introduction, 45 minutes presentation ,10 minutes discussion)
Please note that presentations WILL BE RECORDED (with speaker permission), placed at SLB archive and available for all members to view at any time. Webinars will be promoted on the SLB website, email list and social media.

If you are a SLB member that fits the eligibility criteria and are interested in presenting at BBinLB webinar series, please submit the following materials to [email protected]:
• Abstract
• CV or Biosketch
• Provide specific information about eligibility (trainees, scientist from underrepresented groups in the field, and/or scientist with major caregiver roles).