Below is a list of notable happenings, awards and accolades that members of CFI have achieved this year.

2023 News



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Meet the Doctors of Academic Medicine

CFI is an interdisciplinary facility that allows bench to bedside research and care. As part of the Academic Medical Center at UMN we are at the forefront of cutting-edge clinical trials and basic research. Read more about CFI specific research.


LHI-CFI Symposium


LHI and CFI Mini-Symposium

On March 2, 2023, the LHI and Center for Immunology (CFI) organized the first LHI-CFI Mini-Symposium. If you missed the seminar watch here


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Yoji Shimizu, PhD, named as one of the Distinguished Fellows of AAI—Class of 2023

Congratulations to Yoji Shimizu, PhD, named a Distinguished Fellow of AAI-Class of 2023. This program annually recognizes members for distinguished careers and outstanding scientific contributions as well as their service to AAI and the immunology community. Click here for more information on this award.



Need Help Complying with the New NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy? AAI Has Resources That Can Help

The NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP) policy is now in effect. AAI has developed "Resources and Recommendations" and a detailed "Guide" to help immunologists comply with this new policy. See: and

UMN Libraries and OVPR are collaborating to build additional guidance and support as new information emerges from NIH. In the short term, the most important items to know are listed here or check out the UMN Libraries' Research Data Services (RDS) website.


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Congratulations to Christina Camell, PhD, recipient of the 2023-25 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship

CFI faculty member, Christina Camell, Ph.D.,  Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics has been awarded the 2023-25 McKnight Land-Grant Professorship for her work on "Manipulating Inflammation, Senescence or Exhaustion in Immune Cells During Aging".
The goal of the McKnight Land-Grant Professorship Program is to advance the careers of assistant professors at a crucial point in their professional lives. The designation of “McKnight Land-Grant Professor” is held by recipients for a two-year period.



The Case of the Incredibly Long-Lived Mouse Cells

WIRED's Max G. Levy asked the David Masopust and team: how did immunology research lead to insight on how to treat cancer, create better vaccines, and understand or even slow human aging? Read more here 


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Ebony Allaya Miller Scholarship for International Students at Howard University

The Stromnes Lab has established a scholarship to honor the memory of Ebony Miller, read more