2018 Spring Scientific Symposium


2018 Spring Scientific Symposium

Mechanisms of Inflammation in Health and Disease

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location: Folkman Auditorium, Boston Children's Hospital, 320 Longwood Avenue

Scientific Host: Jonathan C. Kagan, PhD


Free On-Line Registration is available now
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9:00 am        Introductory Remarks


9:15 am       Edward Miao, MD, PhD, UNC School of Medicine

                    “Infectious models reveal unique role for caspase-7 after cytotoxic lymphocyte attack

9:45 am       Janelle Ayres, PhD, Salk Institute

                    “Host-microbe interactions: Harnessing co-evolution to treat disease”

10:15 am     Jonathan C. Kagan, PhD, Harvard Medical School

                    “Regulation of Innate Immunity”

10:45 am     Chandrashekhar Pasare, DVM, PhD, UTSouthwestern Medical Center

                   “Innate mechanisms of regulation of T cell effector functions


11:15 am     Break - coffee and cookies will be available at 12:45


1:00 pm      Greg Barton, PhD, University of California - Berkeley

                   “Regulation of CD4 T cell responses to the microbiota”

1:30 pm      Andrea Ablasser, PhD, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

                  “Physiological roles of innate DNA sensing mechanisms”

2:00 pm     Tiffany Horng, PhD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

                  “Metabolic control of Macrophage Activation”


2:30 pm     Coffee Break


3:00 pm     Douglas Green, PhD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

                 “Targeting LAP: LC3 associated phagocytosis, inflammation, and immunity”

3:30 pm     Ivan Zanoni, PhD, Harvard Medical School

                 “Type III interferons control intestinal inflammation”

4:00 pm     Veit Hornung, MD, Gene Center and Dept. of Biochemistry – University of Munich

                  “Inflammasome signaling in the human system”



4:30 pm    “Closing Remarks”



Jonathan C. Kagan, PhD, Scientific Host

Wayne I. Lencer, MD, and Richard S. Blumberg, MD, Co-Hosts







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