November 10, 2011

Transplant expert to speak

Terry Strom, M.D., professor of Medicine and Surgery at Harvard Medical School, will be the guest speaker at the Billingham Lectureship in Transplant Immunology on Monday, Nov. 14.

“Taming Adverse Inflammation to Create Tolerance” will be held at the 4 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. Strom is the Abelson Chief of the Division of Transplant Immunology and scientific co-director of the Transplant Institute at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

The lecture is named for Rupert Billingham, a key figure in the development of transplant immunology. Billingham's crucial role in science centered on immunological tolerance and the research of Sir Peter Medawar. This work was honored with a Nobel Prize in 1960.