22nd Annual Colorado Immunology & Microbiology Conference

August 30-September 1, 2023,
The Steamboat Grand, Steamboat Springs, CO

VENDORS - If you would like more information on contributing to the conference or would like to be a vendor at the Poster & Vendor Sessions, click HERE for more information or please contact Andrea Edwards.

If you have any other questions about this conference, please contact Brooke Lydick.


Wednesday, August 30, 2023:

10:00 am - 2:45 pm: Poster & Vendor Session setup (*posters must be set up by 4:15 pm)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Pixie Campbell Memorial Keynote Presentation

Gwendalyn Randolph, PhD

Emil R. Unanue Professor, Pathology & Immunology, Washington University

“Mechanisms that govern the dissemination of inflammatory signals from the intestine to distal tissues”

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Additional  Poster Session setup
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm: Poster & Vendor Session Part 1
6:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Break
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Dinner & Entertainment (This year's theme is TBD)


Thursday, August 31, 2023:

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:30 am: Session 1 - Diabetes and Autoimmunity

Andrew Getahun - Silencing autoreactive B cells in the periphery

Mia Smith - Decoding the pathogenic B cell in type 1 diabetes

Maki Nakayama - Antigens targeted by T cells in the pancreas of organ donors with and without type 1 diabetes

Hans Dooms - T cell exhaustion in autoimmune disease: friend or foe?

10:30 am - 11:00 am: Break
11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Session 2 - Microbial Pathogenesis

Kyla Ost - IgA keeps the peace with commensal fungi in the gut

Sarah Clark - The species-specific impact of airway Prevotella on lung infection resilience

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: The Schaack and Stonehouse Keynote Presentation

Eric Skaar

Ernest W. Goodpasture Chair in Pathology,
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Vanderbuilt University

Clostridioides difficile eats your blood and uses it as a shield


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Free time!
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Poster & Vendor Session Part 2
7:00 pm: Dinner, Poster Session Winners Announced

Friday, September 1, 2023:

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:30 am: Session 3 - Host Pathogens Interactions

Ross Kedl - Canonically opposed transcriptional programs cooperate to support the clonal expansion of vaccine adjuvant-elicited CD8+ T cells

Raul Torres - Regulation of B cell peripheral tolerance with viral infections

Tem Morrison - Host and Viral Determinants of Arbovirus Viremia and Dissemination

Janani Ravi - A bug’s life: a data integration of microbial phenotypes and diseases

10:30 am - 11:00 am: Break
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Session 4 - Cancer Immunotherapy

James DeGregori - Pulmonary virus infections reactivate dormant cancer cells in the lung

Breelyn A. Wilky MD - Improving responses to checkpoint blockade in sarcomas with combination chemotherapy

Majumi Fujita - Inflammasomes in Tumor-Mediated Immune Suppression and Immune Tolerance

Eric (Mark) Kohler - Moving CAR T cell therapy beyond B cell malignancies

Immunology Microbiology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Research I North

12800 East 19th Avenue

Mail Stop 8333

Aurora, CO 80045


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