Saturday, May 9, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:00 am – 11:30 am Kalakaua Ballroom B
Major Symposium A: Modern World Influences on the Microbiome and their Consequences for Immune-Mediated Diseases
- Cathryn Nagler, Univ. of Chicago
- Barbara Rehermann, NIDDK, NIH
- Barbara Rehermann, NIDDK, NIH, Natural versus laboratory world: wild mouse microbiota improve host fitness and preclinical models
- Noah Palm, Yale Univ., Illuminating the ‘dark matter’ of the bioactive microbiota metabolome
- June Round, Univ. of Utah, Microbe-immune interactions prevent obesity
- Cathryn Nagler, Univ. of Chicago, Intestinal bacteria regulate allergic responses to food
- Neil Surana, Duke Univ., Microbiome engineering to treat inflammatory diseases
Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:00 am – 11:30 am Kalakaua Ballroom C
Major Symposium B: Host Immunity to Intracellular Pathogens
- Phillip Scott, Univ. of Pennsylvania Sch. of Vet. Med.
- Shabaana Khader, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
- Phillip Scott, Univ. of Pennsylvania Sch. of Vet. Med., Pathways promoting pathology: How CD8 T cell cytolysis influences disease outcome in cutaneous leishmaniasis
- Shabaana Khader, Washington Univ. in St. Louis, Role of innate lymphoid cells in tuberculosis
- John T. Harty, Univ. of Iowa, T cell immunity in tissues
- Manuela Raffatellu, Univ. of California, San Diego, Mucosal immunity to Salmonella
- Melissa Lodoen, Univ. of California, Irvine, Innate immunity and pathogenesis in the vasculature during Toxoplasma gondii infection
- Maziar Divangahi, McGill Univ., Hematopoietic stem cells: the target for vaccine or pathogen
Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:00 am – 10:00 am Room 314
Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) Symposium: Unraveling Lupus Heterogeneity through the Nexus of Technology
- Gary A. Koretzky, Weill Cornell Med. Col.
- Nir Hacohen, Broad Inst., The immune milieu of the kidney in lupus nephritis patients and mice
- Judith James, Oklahoma Med. Res. Fndn., Deciphering molecular mechanisms of disease heterogeneity in systemic lupus
- Andrea Knight, The Hosp. for Sick Children, Multi-level approaches to understanding neuropsychiatric lupus
- Virginia Pascual, Weill Cornell Med., Stratification of pediatric SLE
- Jimmie Ye, Univ. of California, San Francisco, Multiplexed RNA-sequencing of 1M immune cells reveals the cellular, molecular, and genetic correlates of systemic lupus erythematosus
Saturday, May 9, 2020 8:00 am – 10:00 am Room 316B
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Symposium: Environmental Exposures and Alterations of Immune Function
- Michael Humble, NIEHS, NIH
- David Shepherd, Univ. of Montana
- Scott Burchiel, Univ. of New Mexico Hlth. Sci. Ctr., Role of environmental exposures in human immunotoxicity
- Mitzi Nagarkatti, Univ. of South Carolina Sch. of Med., Role of AhR activation in induction of myeloid-derived suppressor cells
- Cheryl Rockwell, Michigan State Univ., When immune cells get stressed: role of the stress-activated transcription factor Nrf2 in T cells
- David Shepherd, Univ. of Montana, Consequences of AhR-activation in dendritic cells
Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:00 am – 10:00 am Room 317AB
How to Convert Your CV into a Résumé
- Derek Haseltine, Director, Career Develop. Ctr., Baylor Col. of Med.
For anyone seeking a job outside of academe, how you present yourself on paper is critical. A well prepared résumé can make all the difference in securing that interview. The focus of this session will be on the important elements of a résumé, the differences between a résumé and the standard academic curriculum vitae, and the information needed to make a good impression. In this special career development session, attendees will be instructed in how to transform their CVs into professional résumés. Small breakout sessions for individual consulting will follow. Bring your CV!
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Room 314
American Society for Reproductive Immunology (ASRI) Symposium: Maternal Inflammation and Programming of Fetal Immune and Neuroimmune Functions
- Gil Mor, Wayne State Univ.
- Irina Burd, Johns Hopkins Univ.
- Ana C. Zenclussen, Medical Univ. of Leipzig, Germany, Feto-maternal immune communication during pregnancy and the long-term consequences of its dysregulation
- Gil Mor, Wayne State Univ., Effect of viral infection on fetal development
- Jennifer Gilner, Duke Univ. Sch. of Med., Mechanisms of maternal tolerance disruption in preterm birth
- Irina Burd, Johns Hopkins Univ., Immunoperinatology: placental determinants of neonatal health and disease
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Room 323C
International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS) Symposium: Type III IFNs: Fighting for or Against the Host at Epithelial Barriers and Beyond
- Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, NCI, NIH
- Sergei Kotenko, Rutgers New Jersey Med. Sch.
- Sergei Kotenko, Rutgers New Jersey Med. Sch., Balancing host defenses and tissue integrity at the intestinal barrier by IFN-λs
- Ludmila Prokunina-Olsson, NCI, NIH, The role of IFN-λ4 in human infections, cancer, and evolution
- Rune Hartmann, Univ. of Aarhus, Denmark, The dual role of type III IFN in inflammation and the antiviral response exemplified by hepatitis C and influenza virus infections
- Peter Staeheli, Inst. of Virology, Univ. of Freiburg, Germany, IFN-λ orchestrates innate and adaptive mucosal immune responses to influenza virus infection
- Megan Baldridge, Washington Univ. Sch. of Med., Control of intestinal norovirus infection by type III IFNs
- Amariliz Rivera, Rutgers New Jersey Med. Sch., Unexpected roles for IFN-λ in the regulation of pulmonary fungal immunity
Saturday, May 9, 2020 10:15 am – 12:15 pm Room 316B
Transforming Human Immunology with Single-Cell Analytics
Sponsored by the AAI Clinical Immunology Committee
- Jennifer Anolik, Univ. of Rochester Med. Ctr.
- John R. Lukens, Univ. of Virginia
- Paul Thomas, St. Jude Children’s Res. Hosp., Decoding T cell receptor specificity in viral infections and tumors
- Maromit Singer, Harvard Univ.
- Bana Jabri, Univ. of Chicago, Tissue resident T cells in health and disease
Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Room 317AB
Immunology Teaching Interest Group
Sponsored by the AAI Education Committee
- Edith Porter, California State Univ., Los Angeles
- Michelle A. Swanson-Mungerson, Chicago Col. of Osteopathic Med, Midwestern Univ.
- Michelle A. Swanson-Mungerson, Chicago Col. of Osteopathic Med., Midwestern Univ., Student application of immunology concepts and mechanisms through test-based learning on Canvas
- Crystal M. Del Valle, Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Immunology play: incorporating active learning into your lecture
- Gerald L. Buldak, Loyola Univ. Chicago, Toward an animated visual model for teaching immunology
- Pierette M. Appasamy, Chatham Univ., Avoiding the “can’t see the forest for the trees” problem in teaching immunology
Breakout Session Leaders:
- William H. Carr, Medgar Evers Col., City Univ. of New York, A hands-on workshop on using H5P as an active learning tool to build content-based critical thinking skills
- Sharon A. Stranford, Pomona Col., and Crystal M. Del Valle, Univ. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Active learning strategies
- Natalie C. Steinel, Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell, and Abby L. Geis, Arkansas Col. of Osteopathic Med., Medical education
Are you looking for new ideas or strategies to enliven and improve your teaching? If so, please join us for this special interest group which will focus on strategies that instructors can use to successfully convey immunology concepts to students at the undergraduate and graduate level. The session will explore the use of test-based learning, animated visual models, active learning strategies, and more through talks and structured breakout discussion groups. Current educators, new faculty, and trainees with an interest in teaching are welcome.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 11:45 am – 2:15 pm Kalakaua Ballroom A
Careers Roundtable and Speed Networking Session
Sponsored by the AAI Minority Affairs Committee
- Robert J. Binder, Univ. of Pittsburgh; AAI Minority Affairs Committee Chair
Networking skills have never been more crucial to ensure success for early/mid-career scientists, including those traditionally under-represented in biomedical research. At the roundtable, take advantage of the opportunity to meet in small-group format with accomplished, senior immunologists to hear how they have handled the career challenges you now face and learn what they believe will work for you today. Then, practice networking in a relaxed environment offering a structured networking exercise and personalized feedback on communicating your scientific interests/objectives most effectively. Scientists and trainees of all backgrounds are encouraged to attend!
Registration Fee: $30 (lunch included)
Grad student: finding a mentor, setting sights on postdoc training
- Robert J. Binder, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Luis Sanchez-Perez, Duke Univ.; Tonya Webb, Univ. of Maryland
Postdoc: finding a mentor, setting sights on a faculty position
- Mireia Guerau, Ohio State Univ.; Henrique Serezani, Vanderbilt Univ. ; DeBroski Herbert, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Junior Faculty: preparing for promotion and tenure
- Carla Rothlin, Yale Univ.; Prosper Boyaka, Ohio State Univ.
Academia or Industry: how to decide (or switch sides)
- Cherié Butts, Biogen; Jonathan Deane, GNF/Novartis; Homero Sepulveda, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Government Agency Careers
- Jennifer Martinez, NIEHS, NIH
Non-Bench-Research Science Careers
- Grants administration—Mulualem Tilahun, Ctr. to Reduce Cancer Hlth. Disparities, NCI, NIH
- Research technology—Robert Balderas, BD Biosciences
- Science policy—TBD
- Scientific publishing—Catarina Sacristán, Trends in Immunology (Cell Press)
Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Room 314
German Society for Immunology (DGfI) Symposium: Systems Immunology—From Basic Science to Clinical Application
- Joachim L. Schultze, Univ. of Bonn, Germany
- Philip Rosenstiel, Univ. of Kiel, Germany
- Petra Bacher, Univ. of Kiel, Germany, Antigen-specific regulation of mucosal tolerance and inflammation in humans
- Andreas Schlitzer, Univ. of Bonn, Germany, Using single-cell technologies to decipher myeloid differentiation and immune responses
- Andre Franke, Univ. of Kiel, Germany, HLA genetics, T cell receptor repertoires and inflammatory diseases
- Joachim L. Schultze, Univ. of Bonn, Germany, Applying single-cell technologies to patients – how to derive a novel view on human immune disorders
- Philip Rosenstiel, Univ. of Kiel, Germany, Dissecting the systems immunology of chronic inflammatory diseases
Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm Room 316B
Society for Natural Immunity (SNI) Symposium: Novel Concepts in Human Natural Killer Cell Biology
- Todd Fehniger, Washington Univ. Sch. of Med. in St. Louis
- Emily Mace, Columbia Univ.
- Frank Cichocki, Univ. of Minnesota, Epigenetic regulation of human adaptive NK cells
- Chiara Romagnani, DRFZ, Germany, Human NK cells and CMV
- Melissa Berrien-Elliott, Washington Univ. Sch. of Med. in St. Louis, Human NK cell memory-like differentiation and therapy
- Nicholas Huntington, Monash Univ., Australia, Cytokine regulation of human NK cell responses
Saturday, May 9, 2020 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Immunomodulation and Immunotherapy: Lessons to Improve Health
Sponsored by the AAI Veterinary Immunology Committee
- Crystal Loving, Natl. Animal Dis. Ctr., ARS, USDA; AAI Veterinary Immunology Committee Chair
- Renukaradhya Gourapura, Ohio State Univ.; AAVI President
- Alix Berglund, North Carolina State Univ., Immunomodulation by mesenchymal stem cells: mechanisms, clinical implications, and future directions
- Duncan Mwangi, Zoetis, Immunomodulation and immunotherapy: the dawn of novel therapies in animal health
- Renukaradhya Gourapura, Ohio State Univ., Nature of vaccine delivery vehicle determines the Th1 or Th2 biased immunity against flu: lessons from a pig model
Saturday, May 9, 2020 1:00 pm – 5:55 pm
AAI Business Meeting and Awards Presentation
AAI reports on the “state of the association” to its members at every AAI annual meeting. Members will hear from the Executive Director, the Secretary-Treasurer, the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Immunology (The JI), and the Chair of the Committee on Public Affairs on the financial standing of AAI, the status of The JI, important public policy issues, and other items of interest for the membership. Special AAI awards will also be presented during this session.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Room 182
Chinese Society of Immunology, Taiwan (CSIT) Symposium: Inflammation and Immunity
- Jenny Ting, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Huey-Kang Sytwu, Natl. Hlth. Res. Inst., Taiwan
- Ya-Jen Chang, Inst. of Biomedical Sci., Academia Sinica, Regulation of group 2 innate lymphoid cells by microbial-derived products in asthma
- Li-Chung Hsu, Natl. Taiwan Univ., A novel terminal uridyltransferase controls uridylation and degradation of Regnase-1 mRNA to regulate TLR4-triggered inflammation
- Nien-Jung Chen, Natl. Yang-Ming Univ., TREM2-mediated iNOS induction regulates inflammation in diseases
- Huey-Kang Sytwu, Natl. Hlth. Res. Inst., Blimp-1 counterbalances c-Maf-driven IL-21 production in a temporal manner to maintain immune homeostasis
Saturday, May 9, 2020 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Room 312
Society for Mucosal Immunology (SMI) Symposium: Mechanisms of Inter-Tissue Communication
- Cathryn Nagler, Univ. of Chicago
- Ivaylo Ivanov, Columbia Univ.
- Theresa Alenghat, Univ. of Cincinnati, Epigenomic regulation of the host-microbiota relationship
- Soman Abraham, Duke Univ., Transmission of blood borne allergens by CD301b+ dendritic cells to perivascular mast cells
- Daria Esterhazy, Univ. of Chicago, Immune homeostasis through compartmentalized gut lymph node drainage
- Ivaylo Ivanov, Columbia Univ., Intestinal regulation of metabolic syndrome
Saturday, May 9, 2020 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm Kalakaua Ballrooms B and C
Distinguished Lecture—Donna L. Farber: Human immunity in space and time
Donna L. Farber
Columbia Univ. Med. Ctr.
Human immunity in space and time
Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Room 317AB
Careers in Biotech: Panel Discussion and Networking
Sponsored by the AAI Education Committee
- H. Kiyomi Komori, Arena Pharmaceuticals
- Myles Dillon, Staff Scientist, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Rachel S. Soloff, Senior Director of Research, Kyowa Kirin Pharmaceutical Research, Inc.
- Ben Wen, Associate Director, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation
- Tania Wiens, Director of Business Development, Precision for Medicine
Many opportunities exist in biotechnology for scientists with advanced degrees. There are positions in laboratory research, program management, business development, regulatory affairs, clinical trials oversight, medical liaison, and more. This panel features scientists employed in a variety of positions discussing their career paths and the skills required for success in each. Following the panel discussion, enjoy casual conversation with the speakers and other scientists from biotech at a networking reception.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The AAI Journals Editorial Boards Dinner and Meeting (By Invitation Only)
Generously sponsored by Sheridan Journal Services
Members of the AAI editorial boards and Publication Committee meet to discuss issues pertaining to AAI publications, The Journal of Immunology and ImmunoHorizons, as well as general issues faced by scientific publishing.