Dear colleagues,

Save the date for the Spring Immunology Symposium, which will be at the University of Alabama at Birmingham on June 22-23!

The goal of this spring symposium is to provide a forum where the newest developments in basic, translational and clinical immunology can be shared with colleagues, graduate students and post-doctoral trainees.

One of the major objectives is to stimulate interactions between neighboring institutions in the Southeastern United States. To this end, leading faculty at Emory, HudsonAlpha, Vanderbilt and UAB have been invited to present their work.

Distinguished keynote speakers include Dr. Rolf M. Zinkernagel (University of Zurich), Dr. Emil R. Unanue (Washington University) and Dr. John Cambier (University of Colorado).  Dr. Rolf M. Zinkernagel AC, Professor of Experimental Immunology, is Nobel prize winner for the discovery of how the immune system recognizes virus-infected cells. Dr. Emil R. Unanue, a leader in understanding how the immune system identifies foreign matter and how T cells respond to it, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine. Dr. John Cambier, Distinguished Professor and Chairman of the Integrated Department of immunology, is interested in understanding how immune responses are orchestrated at the level of receptor signaling, and translating this knowledge to understand and treat immune abnormalities in humans.

Further details about the symposium to come soon.

Happy New Year!

Best regards,

Harry W. Schroeder, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Genetics

Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology

Director, UAB Program in Immunology

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fax:  (205) 975-6352

Tel:  (205) 934-4769

E-mail:  hwsj@uab.edu