Welcome Harry W. Schroeder, Jr, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology Director, UAB Program in Immunology Director, Immunologic Diseases & Basic Immunology Training Program UAB
Basic and Human Immunology Session 1
Chairs: Dr. Jeremy M. Boss, Emory & Dr. Frances Lund, UAB
Xiaoqian Wang, Trainee, Emory University, Travel Award Recipient
Title: A division-linked mechanism for the generation of IL-10 producing human B cells
11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Hao Li, Trainee, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Travel Award Recipent
Title: IL-23 controls autoimmunity by facilitating clearance of apoptotic bodies in the marginal zone
11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Rachel A. Henry, PhD, Trainee, Vanderbilt University, Travel Award Recipent
Title: Autoantigen-Specific B Lymphocyte Depletion Overcomes Failed Immune Tolerance in Type 1 Diabetes
11:30 – 11:45 a.m
Sarah Mollo, Trainee, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Travel Award Recipent
Title: B Cells Have Multiple Roles for the Generation of CD4 T Cell Memory and Recall Responses
11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
Trainee Awards Ceremony
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Basic and Human Immunology Session 2
Chairs: Dr. Casey Weaver, UAB & Dr. James E. Crowe, Vanderbilt
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
George Georgiou, PhD Department of Chemical Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology Section of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics The University of Texas at Austin
Title: Serum Immunoglobulins and V Gene Repertoires
1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
James Crowe, MD Ingram Professor of Cancer Research Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Immuno. Director, Vanderbilt Alliance for Nanomedicine Director, Vanderbilt Program in Vaccine Sciences Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Title: Genetic and structural basis for development of human neutralizing antibodies against viruses
2:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Harry W Schroeder Jr, MD PhD Professor of Medicine Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology Director, UAB Program in Immunology Director, Immunologic Diseases & Basic Immunology Training Program UAB
Title: Diseases of Immune Function and the Structured Antibody Repertoire: Arginine delenda est!
Chairs: Dr. Ignacio (Iñaki) E. Sanz, MD, Emory & Dr. James (Tom) W Thomas, II, Vanderbilt
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome Robert P. Kimberly, MD Howard L. Holley Professor of Medicine UAB Director, Comprehensive Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Autoimmunity Center
8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
S. Louis Bridges, Jr., MD, PhD Marguerite Jones Harbert - Gene V. Ball, MD Professor of Medicine Director, Division of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology UAB
Title: The Role of B Lymphocytes in Rheumatoid Arthritis
9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Ignacio (Iñaki) E. Sanz, MD Professor of Medicine Director, Division of Rheumatology Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Director, Kathleen B. and Mason I. Lowance Center for Human Immunology Emory University
Title: Using B cells to understand and treat SLE
9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Peggy Kendall, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine (Allergy/Immunology) Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Title: The Role of B Lymphocytes in Type 1 Diabetes