UCL Division of Medicine


DoM Seminar: Professor Janko Nikolich- Žugich

20 June 2022, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Janko Nikolich- Žugich

“De novo immune responses to microbial pathogens with ageing : mice, men, SARS-CoV-2 and some surprising turns”.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






Alison Kelly – Division of Medicine

 “De novo immune responses to microbial pathogens with ageing : mice, men, SARS-CoV-2 and some surprising turns”

Janko Nikolich-Zugich, M.D., Ph.D.
Bowman Professor and Head, Department of Immunobiology and Co-Director, Centre on Ageing
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Host: Nephtali Marina-Gonzalez
Associate Professor (Teaching)
Vice Dean of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion of the Faculty of Medical Sciences

Monday 20th June 2022 at 13:00 -14:00
This seminar will take place in Second Floor Seminar Room of the Rayne Buiding and will also run on Teams (link)
Lunch will be provided

Dr. Nikolich-Zugich is internationally recognized as a leading immunologist and gerontologist. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. in Immunology from Belgrade University and did his postdoc at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation with Dr. M.J. Bevan, FRS, NAS, HHMI. He held faculty positions concurrently at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Cornell University Graduate School; and subsequently at the Oregon Health and Sciences University. From 2008 he is serving as Bowman Professor and Head, UArizona Department of Immunobiology and co-Director of the Arizona Center on Aging.  He is Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the American Aging Association, and a 2021 Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year.

Dr Nikolich investigates, in mouse and human models: (i) basic mechanisms of immunity and how these mechanisms decline and deteriorate with age to erode protective immunity against infection; (ii) how persistent infections such as cytomegalovirus (CMV), modulate immunity and healthspan with aging; (iii) how we can devise methods to correct or ameliorate immune dysfunction by means of new vaccines, immunomodulatory and metabolic intervention and/or immune rejuvenation; and (iv) whether and how different longevity extension treatments can improve function of the immune system. He has published >190 papers and obtained >$100M in NIH funding.

The seminars are open to UCL & UCLH staff, students and their visitors. Please contact alison.kelly@ucl.ac.uk for all enquires  
Audience members: Please ensure that your mic is muted and video turned off during the talk. There will be a 10-minute Q&A at the end of the talk. Please ensure that you use the ‘raise hand’ function if you would like to ask a question. Thank you.