Monday, May 11, 2020
Monday, May 11, 2020 8:00 am – 11:30 am Kalakaua Ballroom B
Major Symposium E: Molecular Mechanisms of Tumor Immunity
- Thomas Gajewski, Univ. of Chicago
- Lisa Butterfield, Parker Inst. for Cancer Immunotherapy
- Thomas Gajewski, Univ. of Chicago, Mechanisms of cancer immunotherapy efficacy versus resistance
- Lisa Butterfield, Parker Inst. for Cancer Immunotherapy, Cancer vaccines and what does and doesn't matter
- Weiping Zou, Univ. of Michigan, Metabolic impact on cancer immunity and therapy
- Jennifer Wargo, Univ. of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Ctr., The role of the microbiome in response and toxicity to therapy
- Arlene Sharpe, Harvard Univ. , Discovery of new immuno-oncology targets leveraging CRISPR
Monday, May 11, 2020 8:00 am – 11:30 am Kalakaua Ballroom C
Major Symposium F: Engineering Immunity
- Dennis Burton, Scripps Res.
- Benjamin Youngblood, St. Jude Children’s Res. Hosp.
- Laura Walker, Adimab, LLC, Longitudinal dynamics of the human B cell response to the yellow fever 17D vaccine
- William Schief, Scripps Res., Reductionist antibody-based vaccine design: attempting to control B cell output by designing custom inputs
- Darrell Irvine, Massachusetts Inst. of Technol., The impact of vaccine kinetics on humoral immunity
- Benjamin Youngblood, St. Jude Children’s Res. Hosp., Epigenetic reprogramming of CD8 T cell differentiation potential
- Alexander Marson, Univ. California, San Francisco, Reprogramming human T cells with CRISPR
- Anjana Rao, La Jolla Inst. for Immunology, Transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in anti-tumor responses
Monday, May 11, 2020 8:00 am – 10:00 am Room 323C
Japanese Society for Immunology (JSI) Symposium: Osteoimmunology
- Hiroshi Takayanagi, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan
- Daniel J. Cua, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. of Johnson & Johnson
- Hiroshi Takayanagi, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan, Bone-immune interaction in health and disease
- Cevayir Coban, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan, Bone dynamics during malaria
- Kazuo Okamoto, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan, RANKL in immunity, bone, and cancer
- Yoshiki Omatsu, Osaka Univ., Japan, Molecular mechanism of formation and maintenance of bone marrow niche for hematopoietic stem cells
- Daniel J. Cua, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Cos. of Johnson & Johnson, IL-23 signaling in the inflammatory diseases
Monday, May 11, 2020 8:00 am – 10:00 am Room 315
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Symposium: Computational Modeling: Novel Insights into Immunity to Infections or Vaccines
- Joseph Breen, NIAID, NIH
- Alexander Hoffman, Univ. of California Los Angeles
- Veronika Zarnitsyna, Emory Univ., Rules for boosting of immunity to conserved epitopes on influenza virus
- Erick Matsen, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Res. Ctr., Machine learning to understand adaptive immune receptor diversity and diversification
- Emily Miraldi, Cincinnati Children’s Hosp. Med. Ctr., Best strategies for gene regulatory network reconstruction from single-cell genomics data
- Alexander Hoffman, Univ. of California Los Angeles, NFkB network dynamics control humoral immunity
Monday, May 11, 2020 9:00 am – 10:00 am Room 317AB
How to Have a Successful Postdoctoral Experience
- J.C. Zúñiga-Pflücker, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Immunology, Univ. of Toronto and Sunnybrook Res. Inst.
A postdoctoral fellowship is the time to develop research skills you will need to succeed as an independent scientist. It is, however, just as important to realize that you need to prepare for a career path at the same time. This session will highlight ways of getting the most out of your postdoctoral fellowship, relating successfully with your mentor, and understanding how to use the resources available to you to ensure that your training prepares you adequately for a seamless transition into the next phase of your career.
Monday, May 11, 2020 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Room 317AB
NIH Grants Workshop: Demystifying the Grant Application Submission, Review, and Funding Processes
- Tina McIntyre, CSR, NIH
This workshop will provide participants with an overview of NIH grant submission, assignment, review, and funding opportunities. Emphasis will be given to identification of the most appropriate funding agencies and mechanisms available through NIH, how to make an application “reviewer friendly,” and other strategies that contribute to applications that succeed in obtaining research funding. The workshop will also provide information on how to understand the peer review system, which is essential to competing successfully for funding, with a focus on recent changes to the review process. NIH review and program staff will provide a broad array of expertise and encourage questions from seminar participants. This workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about preparing an NIH grant application and obtaining NIH funding. Trainees and independent investigators are welcome.
Monday, May 11, 2020 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Room 313B
International Complement Society (ICS) Symposium: Complement: Alive and Kicking!
- Claudia Kemper, NHLBI, NIH
- Trent Woodruff, Univ. of Queensland, Australia
- Trent Woodruff, Univ. of Queensland, Australia, From the beginning to the end: the complement system in neural development and degeneration
- Loubka Roumenina, Cordeliers Res. Ctr., INSERM, France, Context-dependent roles of complement in cancer
- Michael Holers, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, Complement in human rheumatoid arthritis: from mucosal initiation of autoimmunity to eventual joint destruction
- Diana Karpman, Lund Univ., Sweden, Complement-mediated kidney diseases
Monday, May 11, 2020 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Room 323C
Society for Leukocyte Biology (SLB) Symposium: Metabolic Regulation of Immunity and Impact on Disease
- Cherié Butts, Biogen
- Louis Justement, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
- Ivan Zanoni, Harvard Med. Sch., Endogenous oxidized phospholipids reprogram cellular metabolism and boost hyperinflammation
- Christina Camell, Univ. of Minnesota, Aging induces Nlrp3 inflammasome dependent adipose B cell expansion to impair metabolic homeostasis
- Emily Goldberg, Yale Univ., Ketogenesis activates metabolically protective γδ T cells in visceral adipose tissue
- Monika Bambouskova, Washington Univ. in St. Louis, Electrophilic stress induced by itaconate and its derivatives regulates IκBζ/ATF3 inflammatory axis
Monday, May 11, 2020 11:15 am – 12:15 pm Room 316B
AAI Vanguard Lecture
Sponsored by the AAI Minority Affairs Committee (MAC)
De’Broski R. Herbert
Univ. of Pennsylvania Sch. of Vet. Med.
IL-33 regulates the balance between inflammation and immunosuppression
Monday, May 11, 2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
AAI President’s Symposium
Genes and Genomes in Lymphocytes
- Jeremy M. Boss, Emory Univ. Sch. of Med., AAI President
Michael S. Krangel
Duke Univ. Med. Ctr.
RAGs to repertoire in CD4+CD8+ thymocytes
Frances E. Lund
Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham
Inflammatory cytokine-mediated control of effector memory B cell development and function
Eugene M. Oltz
Ohio State Univ. Col. of Med.
Wiring schemes for innate and adaptive lymphoid cells
Max D. Cooper
Emory Univ. Sch. of Med.
The evolution of T and B cells
Monday, May 11, 2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Room 313B
International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology (ISDCI) Symposium: Diversity of Immune Mechanisms across Metazoan Life
- Michael Criscitiello, Texas A&M Univ.
- Katherine Buckley, Auburn Univ.
- Katherine Buckley, Auburn Univ., The sea urchin larval immune response reveals fundamental aspects of epithelial immunity
- Benyamen Rosental, Ben-Gurion Univ., Israel, Conserved mechanisms underlying loss of tolerance to allogeneic tissues in Botryllus schlosseri chimeras and HSC transplantation
- Yuko Ota, Univ. of Maryland, Genomic and functional analyses of an evolutionarily conserved NK receptor, NCR3
- Leon Grayfer, George Washington Univ., Immune roles of amphibian (Xenopus laevis) mast-like cells
Monday, May 11, 2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Room 316B
The Obesity Society (TOS) Symposium: Adipocyte Crosstalk with Immune Cell Subsets in Obesity Drives Progression of Comorbid Diseases
- Valentina Perissi, Boston Univ.
- Gerald Denis, Boston Univ.
- Mi-Jeong Lee, Univ. of Hawaii, Resistance to glucocorticoid suppression of TGFβ contributes to impaired adipogenesis and fibrosis in human visceral omental depot
- Willa Hsueh, Ohio State Univ., The adipocyte functions as an immune cell
- Jason Whitmire, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Obesity-associated viral pathogenesis in mice
- Maria Paula Longhi, William Harvey Res. Inst., Univ. of London, Dendritic cells and adipose tissue
Monday, May 11, 2020 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Room 323C
Korean Association of Immunologists (KAI) and The Association of Korean Immunologists in America (AKIA) Symposium: Interplay between Cytokine Response and Metabolic Regulation in Immune Homeostasis
- Sin-Hyeog Im, POSTECH, South Korea
- Jin Seon Im, M.D. Anderson Cancer Ctr.
- Hye Young Kim, Seoul Natl. Univ. Col. of Med., South Korea, The influence of innate lymphoid cells on respiratory disorders
- Seung-Hwan Lee, Univ. of Ottawa, Canada, Enhancing natural killer cell immunity by modulating amino acid metabolism
- Booki Min, Cleveland Clin., Foxp3+ regulatory T cells mediate glucocorticoid-induced treatment effects via miRNA-dependent metabolic programming
- Sin-Hyeog Im, POSTECH, South Korea, Role of Ets1 transcription factor in T cell-mediated immune homeostasis
Monday, May 11, 2020 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Room 313B
European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) Symposium: Adaptation of T Cells to Chronic Inflammation
- Federica Sallusto, Inst. for Res. in Biomed., Switzerland
- Pablo Engel, Univ. of Barcelona Med. Sch., Spain
- Andreas Radbruch, Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum (DRFZ), Germany, Adaptation of pathogenic T lymphocytes to chronic inflammation
- René van Lier, Sanquin Blood Supply Fndn., Netherlands, Leaving home: a role for tissue-resident memory T cells in systemic immunity
- Winfried F. Pickl, Med. Univ. of Vienna, Austria, Novel role for the acute phase protein serum amyloid A1 (SAA1) in the initiation of type 2 immunity
- Cornelia Weyand, Stanford Univ., Mitochondria and lysosomes in proinflammatory T cells
Monday, May 11, 2020 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Kalakaua Ballrooms B and C
Distinguished Lecture—Wendy L. Havran: Immune crosstalk in epithelial barrier tissues
Wendy L. Havran
Immune crosstalk in epithelial barrier tissues
Monday, May 11, 2020 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Hilton Hawaiian Village, Great Lawn
IMMUNOLOGY 2020™ Gala
Co-Sponsored by BioLegend and AAI
Join us at the IMMUNOLOGY 2020™ Gala for an enchanting evening. Revel in the splendor of Hawai‘i, enjoying delicious food at an authentic Hawaiian lū‘au. Traditional singers and dancers will offer a portrayal of the proud history of the Hawaiian people. This will be followed by music and dancing under the stars.
Due to space and safety considerations, attendance will be limited and a ticket is required. Meeting registrants may purchase a ticket for $50. One guest ticket may be purchased per meeting registrant. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older.