2012 Spring Immunology Symposium Agenda

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Place: Heritage Hall, room 102


7:30 am                  Registration
8:00 – 8:15 a.m.  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

8:15 – 8:45 a.m  Jeremy (Jerry) Boss, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory School of Medicine


Title: Genetic and Epigenetic Regulation of Programmed Cell Death-1
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.   Frances Lund, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Microbiology
UAB


Title: Modulating allergic disease by controlling positioning of dendritic cells within the lymph
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.  

Keynote Speaker: Max D. Cooper, MD
Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar 
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Title: How did our adaptive immune system evolve?

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Hans Martin Jäck, PhD
Head, Division of Molecular Immunology
Department of Internal Medicine III
University Hospital of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany


Title: Micro RNA controls plasma cell differentiation
10:45 – 11:00 a.m.  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.  Lunch

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!

2:20 – 2:40 p.m.

Thomas (Tom) M. Aune, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Title: Diverse functions of distal regulatory elements at the IFNу locus

2:40 – 3:40 p.m.  Keynote Speaker: Lawrence Steinman, MD
Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Stanford University, CA

Title: Mechanistic Biomarkers in Autoimmune Disease

3:40 – 4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 – 4:20 p.m.

Brian Evavold, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory University

Title: Frequency and two dimensional affinity of CD4+ T cells

4:20 – 4:40 p.m. 

Troy Randall PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology
UAB

Title: The control of Tfh and germinal centers by IL-2

4:40 – 5:00 p.m. 

John F. Kearney, DDS PhD
Professor of Microbiology
UAB

Title: Antibodies and the Hygiene Hypothesis

 

5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Business Meeting - Heritage Hall, room 102
 

! Change of Place:  Alumni Hall !

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.          Reception and Poster Session

 


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Place: Heritage Hall, room 102


Immunologic Diseases Session

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

10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Casey Weaver MD
Professor of Pathology
UAB
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:20 a.m. 

Jian Han, MD PhD
Faculty Investigator
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Title: High throughput sequencing of immune repertoire: Technology and applications

11:20 – 11:40 a.m.  

Sung Sam Lim, MD MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Title: The Disparities of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

11:40 – 12:00 a.m.

Charles O. Elson, III, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Title: Innate and Adaptive Immunity in IBD

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker: Noel Rose, MD PhD
Professor,
Director, Center for Autoimmune Disease Research
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Title: Immunologic Diseases: Views of the Past, Visions of the Future