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Casanova Jean Laurent 2Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD, Senior Attending Physician, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Professor, The Rockefeller University

Title: Toward a genetic theory of childhood infectious diseases


Belkaid JasmineYasmine Belkaid, PhD, Senior Investigator. Mucosal Immunology Section, NIAID/DIR 

Title: Homeostatic immunity to the microbiota


Jameson Stephen 2Stephen Jameson, PhD, Professor and Chairman's Fund Professorship in Experimental Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota

Title: The ATP sensor P2RX7 controls metabolic fitness of memory CD8 T cells


Regional Invited Speakers

 

Heather Pua, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jeffrey C. Rathmell, PhD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Michele Kosiewicz, PhD
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Bing Li, PhD
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Xiaoping Zhong, MD, PhD
Duke University School of Medicine

Amanda S. MacLeod, MD
Duke University School of Medicine

Kenneth Oestreich, PhD
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

Liwu Li, PhD
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Instutute

Tajie H. Harris, PhD
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Melanie Rutkowski, PhD
University of Virginia School of Medicine

Mehul S. Suthar, PhD
Emory University Vaccine Center

Malu G. Tansey, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine

Uma Nagarajan, PhD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Jennifer Martinez, PhD
NIEHS

Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Jian Mei Leavanworth. MD, PhD
UAB Medical School

Jan Novak, PhD
UAB School of Medicine

 

 Trainee Speaker Awardees Title

Mei Lan Chen, Graduate Student, The Scripps Research Institute, FL
Selene Meza-Perez, PhD
, Postdoctoral Fellow, UAB
Daniel Silberger, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, UAB
Robert Haines, Graduate Student, Emory University