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Wednesday, August 28, 2024

Time Program Item Location
12:00 PM Poster and vendor session setup*
*posters must be set up by 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Coppertop III
12:00 PM – 2:45 PM Arrive and Register
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

(Introduced by Roberta Pelanda, Ph.D.)

Marion Pepper, Ph.D. 
University of Washington

"CD4+ T cells in the tissues"

Colorado Ballroom
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Additional poster session setup Coppertop III
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Poster and Vendor Session Part 1 Coppertop III
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Dinner and Reception Colorado Ballroom


Thursday, August 29, 2024

Time Program Item Location
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast Tent
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

1st Session: T cells, Tumors, and Tail-Waggers: An immunology-based Approach to Cancer and Comorbidities
Chair: Jill Slansky, Ph.D. 

  • Curtis Henry, Ph.D. | "Delineating the Impact of Cancer-promoting Comorbidities and Anti-tumor Immunity"
  • Traci Lyons, Ph.D | "Mechanisms of immunosuppression during mammary gland remodeling and tumorigenesis"
  • Eduardo Davila, Ph.D |"Creating ‘Mighty’ T cells to Overcome Challenges Associated with T cell-based Cancer Therapies"
  • Steve Dow, DVM, Ph.D. "Targeting Myeloid Cells in Cancer:  Lessons from Our Canine Companions"
Colorado Ballroom
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM BREAK
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

2nd Session Viral Immunology
Chair: Linda van Dyk, Ph.D.

  • Eric Clambey, Ph.D."Myeloid cell regulation of gammaherpesvirus infection and pathogenesis"
  • Mario L. Santiago, Ph.D. | "The Biology of HIV-1 in Gut CD4+ T cells"
Colorado Ballroom
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

(Introduced by Jenna Guthmiller, Ph.D.)

Seema Lakdawala, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Emory University School of Medicine

Every Breath You Take: Transmission of Influenza Viruses

Colorado Ballroom
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Poster and Vendor Session Part 2 Coppertop III
7:00 PM Dinner Colorado Ballroom
7:30 PM Poster Session Winners Announced
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM Research accomplishments in Immunology and Microbiology
Leslie Berg

Friday, August 30, 2024

Time Program Item Location
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Breakfast Tent
8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

3rd Session: Innate and Adaptive Immunity in Health and Disease
Chair:  Andy Getahun, Ph.D.

  • Magdalena Gorska, M.D., Ph.D. | “Maternal environmental programming of asthma susceptibility”
  • Jordan Jacobelli, Ph.D. | "Regulation of T cell migration and trafficking in autoimmunity and cancer"
  • Kristi Kuhn, M.D., Ph.D. | "Bacterial drivers of autoimmune arthritis"
  • Laurent Gapin, Ph.D. | "Thymic development of iNKT and MAIT cells in mice and humans"
Colorado Ballroom
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM BREAK
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

4th Session: Mechanisms of immune evasion and modulation by bacterial pathogens
Chair: Sarah Clark, Ph.D.

  • Cristina Penaranda, Ph.D. | "Understanding host-pathogen interactions using dual transcriptional analysis"
  • Lilliana Radoshevich, Ph.D.“Using label-free quantitative proteomics to understand bacterial spread”
  • Laurel Lenz, Ph.D. | "Microbial targeting of dendritic cells to dampen inflammation" 
  • Andres Vazquez-Torres, PhD | "Nuances of oxidative stress in Salmonella pathogenesis"
Colorado Ballroom
Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by 1R13AI179153-01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Immunology Microbiology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Research I North

12800 East 19th Avenue

Mail Stop 8333

Aurora, CO 80045


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