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MICaB Kickoff

MICaB Kickoff is a yearly luncheon event in which faculty and graduate students come together to welcome the new graduate students and new faculty members. Immediately following the Kickoff lunch is a Poster Session where graduate students (second year and up) display the research projects they are working on in the laboratory.

Kick-off Keynote Speakers

2016 Dr. Carol Lange Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Minnesota
2015 Dr. David Masopust Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Minnesota
2014 Dr. Pat Cleary Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota
2013 Dr. Matthew Mescher Professor, Center for Immunology, University of Minnesota
2012 Dr. John Kersey Professor, Department of Pediatrics; Founding Director Emeritus, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
2011 Dr. Martin Dworkin Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota
2010 Dr. Tucker LeBien Vice Dean for Research, Medical School; Associate Vice President for Research, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota
2009 Dr. Marc Jenkins Distinguished McKnight University Professor,
Center for Immunology and Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota
2008 Steve Kelley, J.D. Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy, Humphrey Institute, University of Minnesota
2007 Dr. Gunda Georg Professor and Department Head, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota
2006 Dr. Gail Dubrow Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate School, University of Minnesota
2005 Dr. Colin Monks President and CEO, Intelligent Imaging Innovations, Denver, CO
2004 Dr. Deborah Powell Dean, University of Minnesota Medical School
2003 Dr. Jill Manske St. Thomas University, St. Paul, MN
2002 Dr. M. Michele Hogan Executive Director, AAI
2001 Dr. Robert Elde Dean, College of Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota
2000 Dr. John Kersey Director, University of Minnesota Cancer Center
1999 Dr. Mark Yudof President, University of Minnesota, 1997-2002
1998 Dr. Christine Mazier Executive Vice President/Provost, University of Minnesota
1997 Dr. Martin Dworkin Professor Emeritus, Department of Microbiology, University of Minnesota
1996 Dr. Frank Mortari R&D Systems, Inc., Minneapolis, MN



Kickoff and Poster Session 2016


Dr. Carol Lange, Keynote speaker



Kickoff and Poster Session 2015


Dr. David Masopust, Keynote speaker



Kickoff and Poster Session 2014


Dr. Pat Cleary, Keynote speaker



Kickoff and Poster Session 2013


Dr. Matt Mescher, Keynote speaker




Kickoff and Poster Session 2012


John Kersey, M.D., Keynote speaker




Kickoff and Poster Session 2011


Martin Dworkin, Ph.D., Keynote speaker




Kickoff and Poster Session 2010



Tucker LeBien, Ph.D., Keynote speaker 2010


Chris Pennell, DGS, presenting gift to Sandy Armstrong, outgoing DGS


Ashley Haase and Steve Jameson

Kickoff and Poster Session 2009

Posters 2009

Marc Jenkins

Keynote Speaker, Marc Jenkins, Ph.D.

Kickoff and Poster Session 2008

Posters 2008

Speaker 2008

Keynote Speaker, Steve Kelley, J.D.

Kickoff and Poster Session 2007

Kickoff 2009

Speaker 2007

Dr. Gunda Georg, Keynote Speaker

Kick-off and Poster Session 2006

Posters 2006

Posters 2006

Speaker 2006

Dean Gail Dubrow, Keynote speaker
Yoji Shimizu, Director of Graduate Studies

Kick-off and Poster Session 2005


Posters 2005

Speaker 2005

Carol Lange (host) with Colin Monks, Keynote Speaker

Kick-off and Poster Session 2004

Kickoff 2004

Speaker 2004

Keynote Speaker: Dean Deborah Powell

Outgoing DGS

Chris Pennell (outgoing DGS) and Yoji Shimizu, Director of Graduate Studies

Kick-off Poster Session 2003

Posters 2003

Kick-off Poster Session 2002

Posters 2002

Speaker 2002

Chris Pennell, Director of Graduate Studies
M. Michele Hogan, Executive Director, AAI - Keynote speaker

Kickoff Poster Session 2001

Posters 2001

Kickoff Poster Session 2000

Posters 2000

Posters 2000