Saturday, June 22, 2013

Place: Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Sirote Theater

7:30 - 8:10 am Pick up badges
8:10 – 8:25 a.m.  Welcome
Harry W. Schroeder, Jr, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Director, UAB Program in Immunology

Session 1

Chairs: Dr. Casey Weaver (UAB) and  Dr. Linda Myers (University of Tennessee Memphis)

8:25 – 8:45 a.m  Hubert Tse, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, UAB

Title: The Impact of Oxidative Stress on Autoimmune Responses in Type 1 Diabetes
8:45 – 9:15 a.m.   Etty (Tika) Benveniste, PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology, UAB

Title: Therapeutic Intervention of the JAK/STAT Pathway in Models of Neuroinflammation
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.  

Keynote Speaker:
Emil R. Unanue, MD
Paul & Ellen Lacy Professor, Pathology and Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
Member, National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Medicine

Title: Cellular and genetic events initiating diabetic autoimmunity

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Andrew Mellor, PhD

Professor, Medical College of Georgia

Director, Immunotherapy Center
Georgia Regents University

Title: A Tale with a STING: Inducing IDO to Control Autoimmunity
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. 

Anupam Agarwal, MD
Interim Senior Vicepresident for Medicine and Dean, School of Medicine

Title: Heme oxygenase-1 in the regulation of the immune response

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Immunology Trainee 1

Han Dong and Timothy N.J. Bullock.  Human Immune Therapy Center, Department of Pathology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22908

Title: CD27 costimulation enhances IL-7 receptor re-expression on CD8+ T cells during viral infection and promotes CD8+ T cell memory

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Immunology Trainee 2

Tahseen H. Nasti1, Kyle Rudemiller1, George Twitty1, Hee Kyung Kim 1,2, Yuko Tsuruta 1,2, Mohammad Athar 1,2, Craig Elmets 1,2 and Laura Timares 1,2 , 1 The Department of Dermatology, 2 The UAB Skin Diseases Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Title: An immune prevention strategy for protection against chemical carcinogenesis.

11:30 – 11:45 a.m

Immunology Trainee 3

Ying Yi Zheng, Laurence Morel. Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32610.

Title: Contribution of marginal zone B cells to autoimmunity in the B6.Sle1.Sle2.Sle3 lupus prone mouse model.

11:45 – 12:00 p.m.

Immunology Trainee 4

J Stewart New, Brian LP Dizon, M.D. Ph.D., John F Kearney Ph.D.

Department of Microbiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham AL

Title: Modulation of autoimmune diabetes by antibodies specific for N-acetyl-D-glucosamine
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch

Session 2

Chairs: Dr. Frances Lund (UAB) and Sebastian Joyce (Vanderbilt University Medical Center)

1:30 – 2:00 p.m. Laurence Morel, PhD
Professor and Director, Experimental Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Florida, College of Medicine

CD4 T Cell Metabolism in Lupus
2:00 - 2:20 p.m.  

Laurie E. Harrington, PhD
Assistant Professor of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Title: Elucidating the factors that mediate protective and pathogenic CD4 T cell responses

2:20 - 2:40 p.m. Jacob Kohlmeier, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Emory University

Title: Maintenance and recall of lung airway resident memory CD8 T cells
2:40 - 3:00 p.m.  Phillip D. Smith, MD
Mary J. Bradford Professor in Gastroenterology
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology

Title: Macrophages in Mucosal Homeostasis and Viral Infections
3:00 - 3:20 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:20 - 3:40 p.m.

Chad Steele, PhD
Professor of Medicine/Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine

Title: Immunopathogenesis during fungal asthma

3:40 - 4:00 p.m.

Devin Absher, PhD
Faculty Investigator
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

Title: Epigenetics of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Dr. med. Rolf M. Zinkernagel

1996 Nobel Prize for Medicine
Professor Emeritus, University of Zurich, University Hospital, Zurich

Title: Immunology taught by viruses

5:15 - 5:45 p.m. Immunology trainees meet with Nobel Prize for Medicine Laureate, Prof. Dr. med Rolf Zinkernagel
 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Reception and Poster Session
Place: Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Daniel Lower Lobby and Abroms Patrons Lounge

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Place: Alys Robinson Stephens Performing Arts Center, Sirote Theater

Session 3

Dr. James (Tom) W Thomas, II, Vanderbilt and Dr. Robin Lorenz (UAB)

8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Welcome
Robert P. Kimberly, MD
Howard L. Holley Professor of Medicine
Director, UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science
 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Sebastian Joyce, PhD
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Title: The limbic immune system according to natural killer T cells
9:00 - 9:30 a.m.  

James (Tom) W. Thomas, MD
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Title: Tracking B cells in Type 1 Diabetes

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.  

Linda K. Myers, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis

Title: Collagen peptides and autoimmune arthritis

10:00 - 10:30 A.M.

Arnold E. Postlethwaite, M.D.
Goodman Professor of Medicine
University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Memphis

Title: Naturally Occurring Noncalcemic Analogs of Vitamin D Possess Immunomodulatory and Anti-Fibrotic Properties

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:20 a.m. 

Allan J. Zajac, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology

Title: Controlling effector and memory anti-viral CD8 T cell development

11:20 – 11:40 a.m.  

Timothy Denning, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
Emory University School of Medicine

Title: Intestinal Macrophages: Regulators of Homeostasis and Inflammation

11:40 – 12:00 a.m.

Paul Goepfert, MD
Professor of Medicine and Microbiology
Director, Alabama Vaccine Research Clinic

Title: Induction of CD8 T cell cryptic epitope responses by HIV infection and vaccines

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker
John Cambier, PhD
Ida and Cecil Green Distinguished Professor and Chairman,
Integrated Department of Immunology
University of Colorado Denver and
National Jewish Health

Subversion of BCR regulatory signaling circuitry by risk alleles promotes autoimmunity

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