Chicago, Illinois
20-23 November 2015

AIC2015 Program

Our 44th Annual Meeting AIC2015 will be held 20-23 Nov 2015 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown and will be chaired by Dr Michael Farrar, University of Minnesota.


Program for AIC2015

Friday, 20 Nov 2015
Meet the speakers roundtable for trainees
5:00 - 7:00 PM
preregistration required

Keynote address 7:30 - 8:30 PM
7th floor, Salon III

Mario Capecchi
University of Utah Gene Targeting into the 21st Century: Mouse Models of Human Disease from Cancer to Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Keynote reception − wine & cheese
8:30 − 9:30 PM
7th floor, Foyer

Saturday, 21 Nov 2015

Symposium I − T helper cell function: A polarizing response
9:00 AM - Noon

Mark Kaplan, convenor

Mark Kaplan
Indiana University ETS transcription factors in the development of Th9 cells
John O'Shea
National Institutes of Health Lymphocyte Genomic Switches: Helping lymphocytes to understand themselves and their potential
Amy Weinmann
University of Alabama, Birmingham Metabolism and T cell differentiation states
Shabaana Khader
Washington University The tubercle granuloma: To be, or not to be.
Lunchtime activities I
eBioscience workshop Gene expression profiling in heterogeneous samples and single cells
The lack of consistent effective treatments requires molecular assessment of disease etiology, including the identification of gene expression biomarkers with diagnostic and therapeutic relevance. Join us in a discussion on effective solutions to facilitate targeted gene expression studies in heterogeneous samples at the single-cell level.
Great America I/II 6th floor 12:30 − 1:30 PM
BioLegend workshop MojoSort™, a versatile nanoparticle for magnetic isolation of cells with high purity, yield, and preserved functionality
The isolation of cells from a heterogeneous mixture is a complex challenge that can be solved using magnetic particles. Here we present MojoSort™, a new type of magnetic nanoparticles that may be utilized with current separation methods. CX3CR1 positive cells were isolated from mouse bone marrow and differentiated towards Macrophages or Dendritic cells in vitro, and stimulated with CpG and LPS. Surface molecules were analyzed and the supernatant was screened for inflammatory cytokines, revealing the expected activation phenotype and secretion profile. Thus, we establish the high quality performance of BioLegend’s new low-cost magnetic cell separation system.
Presenter: Miguel Tam, Senior Product Manager
Lincolnshire I/II, 6th floor 12:30 − 1:30 PM
Afternoon program I
Workshop block I abstracts 1 − 75 6th floor breakout rooms 2:00 − 4:15 PM
Poster presentations I posters 1 − 75 7th floor, Salons I/II 4:15 − 6:15 PM
Undergraduate poster presentations posters 76 − 92 7th floor, Salons I/II 4:15 − 6:15 PM
Reception concurrent with poster presentations 7th floor, Salons I/II 4:15 − 6:15 PM
Sunday, 22 Nov 2015

Symposium II − Immunoregulation
9:00 AM - Noon

Mike Farrar, convenor

Michael Farrar
University of Minnesota Regulatory T cell development and function
Maria-Grazia Roncarolo
Stanford University T regulatory cell therapy: from bench to bedside and back
Thomas Tedder
Duke University Regulatory B10 cell development, function and application to disease
Paulo Rodriguez
Georgia Regents University Cellular stress checkpoints regulate the function and accumulation of Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) in tumors
Lunchtime activities II
Careers in Immunology workshop A workshop is specifically designed for undergraduate students Lincolnshire I/II, 6th floor 12:30 − 1:30 PM
NIH workshop Career, Fellowship, Training, New PI: What kind of award fits me best?
Preregistration required, cost is $10 and includes pizza and soda
Great America I/II, 6th floor 12:30 − 1:30 PM
Afternoon program II
Workshop block II abstracts 92 − 184 6th floor breakout rooms 2:00 − 4:15 PM
Poster presentations II posters 93 − 187 7th floor, Salons I/II 4:15 − 6:15 PM
Reception concurrent with poster presentations 7th floor, Salons I/II 4:15 − 6:15 PM
Monday, 23 Nov 2015

Symposium III − Broadly neutralizing antibodies
9:00 AM - Noon

Patrick Wilson, convenor

Pamela Bjorkman
California Institute of Technology A Molecular Arms Race: The Immune System Versus HIV
George Georgiou
University of Texas, Austin Molecular analysis of the serum antibody repertoire elucidates the humoral response to the seasonal flu vaccine
Florian Krammer
Mount Sinai Broadly protective influenza virus vaccines based on cross-reactive antibodies to the viral surface glycoproteins
Patrick Wilson
University of Chicago Targeting conserved influenza epitopes
Saturday, 21 Nov 2015

Workshop block I
2:00 - 4:15 PM
chaired by

Allergy and Asthma I
Ian Lewkowich
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Autoimmunity I
William Carson
University of Michigan
B cell development
Kay Medina
Mayo Clinic
Immune response to bacteria and parasites I
Lin-Xi Li
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Immune response to viruses I
Ryan Langlois
University of Minnesota
Inflammatory Processes I
David Feola
University of Kentucky
Innate Immunity
Kerry Empey
University of Pittsburgh
Tumor Immunology I
Ryan Teague
St Louis University
Sunday, 22 Nov 2015

Workshop block II
2:00 - 4:15 PM
chaired by

Allergy and Asthma II
Jane Schuh
North Dakota State University
Autoimmunity II
Marcia McInerney
University of Toledo
Immune response to bacteria and parasites II
Steve Templeton
Indiana University, Indianapolis
Immune response to viruses II
Vladimir Badovinac
University of Iowa
Inflammatory Processes II
Kamalakannan Rajasekaran
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Lymphocyte Activation and Signaling
Diana Gil Pages
Mayo Clinic
T cell development
Fotini Gounari
University of Chicago
T cell subsets
Charlotte Vines
University of Texas, El Paso
Transplanation and Tolerance
Richard DiPaolo
St Louis University
Tumor Immunology II
Rachel Gibbons Johnson
University of Minnesota, Morris