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Institute for Immunology Symposium

Institute for Immunology Symposium

A Joint Symposium Between Penn Vet & Penn Perelman School of Medicine

When & Where

  • Date: Monday, March 5, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Smilow Auditorium
    Smilow Center for Translational Research
    University of Pennsylvania
    3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104

"From Bench to Bedside at the Mucosal Interface"

Keynote Speakers

Victor Torres PhD, NYU

Victor Torres, PhD
Associate Professor, Microbiology
New York University

"Anti-toxin therapies to combat Staphylococcus aureus"

Anne Sperling, UofChicago 

Anne Sperling, PhD
Professor, Medicine
University of Chicago

"Type 2 mechanisms in allergic lung disease"

Symposium Agenda, March 5, 2018
8:00am  -- Coffee --
8:30am-8:35am Welcome and Introduction

De'Broski Herbert, PhD 
Penn Vet

 Session 1: Mucosal Inflammation - Moderated by IGG Trainees
8:40am-9:20am Keynote: "Anti-toxin therapies to combat Staphylococcus aureus

Victor Torres, PhD
New York University

9:25am-9:50am "Cell death and inflammation in control of intestinal bacterial infection" 

Dr. Igor Bordsky, PhD 
Penn Vet

9:55am-10:20am "Antibiotic stewardship: A pediatric perspective"

Jeffrey S. Gerber, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

10:20am-10:35am -- Coffee Break -- 
 Session 2: Metabolic dysregulation and the tissue resource - Moderated by IGG Trainees
10:40am-11:05am “Translational opportunities in fatty liver diseases”

Rotonya Carr, MD
Penn Medicine

11:10am-11:35am "Regulation of Adipose Tissue Inflammation by the Microbiota"

Jorge Henao-Mejia, PhD 
Penn Perelman School of Medicine 

11:40am-12:05pm "X-chromosome inactivation in lymphocytes: the missing link for understanding the genetic basis for female-biased autoimmunity?"
Montserrat Anguera, PhD
Penn Vet
12:05pm-1:00pm -- Lunch --
1:05pm-1:30pm"CD40LG duplication-associated autoimmune disease is silenced by non-random X-chromosome inactivation"Neil Romberg, MD
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Session 3: Pulmonary inflammation and upper airway disease - Moderated by IGG Trainees
1:35pm-2:00pm"Cells that taste: role of solitary chemosensory cells in Type 2 inflammation"Noam Cohen, MD, PhD
Penn Perelman School of Medicine
2:05pm-2:30pm"New determinants of virus and host fate during respiratory viral infections" Carolina Lopez, PhD
Penn Vet
2:30pm-2:45pm-- Coffee Break --
2:50pm-3:15pm"Human and mouse inflammasome responses to bacterial infection"Sunny Shin, PhD
Penn Institute for Immunology
3:20pm-3:45pm"Accidental Scavengers: How Red Blood Cells Modulate Lung Inflammation"Nilam Mangalmurti, MD
Penn Perelman School of Medicine
3:50pm-4:15pm"Myeloid-epithelial crosstalk promotes pulmonary regeneration through induction of the Wnt pathway"De'Broski Herbert, PhD
Penn Vet
4:20pm-5:00pmKeynote: "Type 2 mechanisms in allergic lung disease"Anne Sperling, PhD
University of Chicago School of Medicine
5:00pm-6:00pm-- Reception --