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The Harbert Center
2019 Forth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35206


8:15 AM

Welcome – Carlos Orihuela and Pete Burrows

8:30 – 8:45

Samaneh Mehri

Lennemann Lab

Mechanisms of Astrovirus polyprotein processing

8:50 – 9:05

Audrey Meloun

Leon Lab

The role of protease activity and monocyte subsets in initiating a Th2 response following allergen exposure

9:10 – 9:25

Jessica Lane

Orihuela Lab

Pneumococcal surface protein A forms a complex with host GAPDH and lactoferrin to protect Streptococcus pneumoniae 

9:30 – 9:45

Lochlain Corliss

Lennemann Lab

Dual-fluorescent reporter for live-cell imaging of the ER during DENV infection

9:50 – 10:05

Jennifer Luck

Orihuela Lab

Cardiac microlesion formation during invasive pneumococcal disease is ZmpB dependent

10:10 – 10:25

KaLia Burnette

Tse Lab

Islets Encapsulated with CTLA-4-Ig and Antioxidants have Extended Islet Allograft Survival

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


10:50 – 11:05

Miranda Chavéz

Tse Lab

Metabolic blockade of glycolysis can delay the adoptive transfer of Type 1 diabetes

11:10 – 11:25

Sara Stoner

Scoffield Lab

A commensal streptococcus reduces Pseudomonas aeruginosa burden and alters the host inflammatory response in a rat infection model

11:30 – 11:45

Dominik Herrmann

Saad Lab

Molecular Determinants of retroviral Gag Assembly at the Plasma Membrane

11:50 – 12:05

Katherine Kruckow

Orihuela Lab

Understanding alterations in aging macrophages that contribute to increased susceptibility to pneumococcal disease

12:05 PM – 12:20 PM


12:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch and Poster Session

1:30 – 1:45

Jason Needham

Thompson Lab

BKPyV requires host re-replication in renal proximal epithelial cells for productive infection 

1:50 – 2:05

Samuel Blum

Tse Lab

Loss of NADPH oxidase-derived superoxide impairs autoreactive T cell trafficking into islets to delay Type 1 diabetes development 

2:10 – 2:25

Jordan Lingo

Green Lab

Characterization of IgA Nephropathy-Associated IgG Autoantibodies via Antibody Engineering

2:30 – 2:45

Hansol Im

Orihuela Lab

Targeting NAD+ regeneration enhances antibiotic susceptibility of Streptococcus pneumoniae during invasive disease.

2:50 – 3:05

Rashmi Ravindran Nair

Niederweis Lab

A novel protein export and secretion mechanism in Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its role in phagosomal permeabilization

3:10 – 3:25

Joseph Feduska

Tse Lab

The contribution of ROS to beta-cell function and identity in type 1 diabetes

3:30 PM – 3:45 PM


3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Keynote Speaker

 Anukul Shenoy, Ph.D.

Mizgerd Laboratory, Boston University School of Medicine

Epithelial- CD4+ T cell dialogue orchestrates lung immunity during health and disease

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Social Hour and Awards