21st Annual Colorado Immunology & Microbiology Conference

August 24-26, 2022, The Hythe, Vail, 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, please contact Andrea Edwards.

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


Wednesday, August 24, 2022:

10:00 am - 2:45 pm: Poster & Vendor Session setup
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Pixie Campbell Memorial Keynote Address

Ana Fernandez-Sesma, PhD

Professor of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases,
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Modulation of Immune Responses by RNA Viruses

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 - 12:00 am: Dinner & Entertainment (This year's theme is 'Disco'. Details coming soon!)


Thursday, August 25, 2022:

7:30 am - 8:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 am - 10:30 am: Session 1 - Targeting the immune microenvironment for cancer prevention and therapy

Mercedes Rincon, PhD - Boosting mitochondrial metabolism in CD8 cells to improve anti-tumor immune response
Jill Slansky, PhD - Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes that bind weakly to tumor
Patricia Ernst, PhD - Manipulating B/Myeloid Fate to Improve Mouse Models of Escape from CAR T Cell Killing
Beth Tamburini, PhD – The immune check-point, its inhibitors, and what they regulate

10:30 am - 11:00 am: Break
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Session 2 - Host-Pathogen Interactions that Define Disease

Brian Russo, PhD - Alpha-catenin is required for bacterial intercellular spread
Linda van Dyk, PhD - Lessons in virus-host dynamics taught by a viral cyclin
Marty Voskuil, PhD - The differential treatment-shortening activity of bactericidal and bacteriostatic TB drugs
Catherine Lozupone, PhD - Immune modulation by the gut microbiome in people living with HIV


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

Leigh Knodler, PhD 

Associate Professor,
Washington State University Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health

Salmonella under the microscope

Friday, August 26, 2022:

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

Corrie Detweiler, PhD - Exploring New Ways to Treat Bacterial Infections
Brad Borlee, PhD - Sensory Transduction and Regulation of Cryptic Biosynthetic Clusters in Burkholderia pseudomallei
Poster Session Winner Presenters – 4 short talks (15 minutes) from the poster session winners

10:30 am - 11:00 am: Break
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Session 4 - Lung Infection and Immunity

Hua Huang, MD - Transcriptional codes for hyper transcription of the pro-inflammatory genes in human lung macrophages
Lee Reinhardt, PhD – Worms and lessons learned: Type-2 immunity in the lung
Jenna Guthmiller, PhD - Overcoming the ghosts of influenza past to generate protective humoral immunity
Katie Hisert, MD, PhD – Lung spatial heterogeneity influences host-pathogen interactions: it matters where bacteria encounter macrophages