Annual Retreat

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Eighth Annual Retreat on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
Time Session
8:15 to 8:45 a.m. Registration
8:45 to 9 a.m. Introduction
9 to 10 a.m. Plenary Speaker: Dr. Anne Satterhwaite (UT Southwestern), Signals controlling plasma cell accumulation and autoantibody production in lupus
10 to 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Plenary Speaker: Dr. Mary Dinauer (Washington University in St. Louis)Leukocyte NADPH Oxidase: Balancing responses to infection and inflammation
11:30 to 11:50 a.m. Abstract Talk: David Rhodes, PhD, The BTN3A protein family (CD277) induce Vγ9/Vδ2T cell dependent cytotoxicity and cytokine production by phosphoantigen presentation.
11:50 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Abstract Talk: Dana Bohan, Characterization of myeloid cell populations within the spleen that support early Ebola virus infection
12:10 to 12:30 p.m. Abstract Talk: Breanna Scorza, Altered circulating NK cell response during Ehrlichia/Leishmania co-infection and potential role in progressive disease
12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 to 1:50 p.m. Abstract Talk: Shailesh Shahi, IL-17A control CNS inflammatory disease by regulating Treg cells through modulation of gut microbiota in HLA class-II transgenic mice model of multiple sclerosis (MS)
1:50 to 2:10 p.m. Abstract Talk: Laura Stephens, Robust immune response and protection generated by a polyanhydride-based nanoparticle vaccine utilizing the RSV prefusion F protein
2:10 to 2:30 p.m. Abstract Talk: Alexandria Sturtz, Therapeutic ligation of 4-1BB during Plasmodium infection results in EOMES-dependent reprogramming of CD4 T cells
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Poster Session 1 (Odd numbers)
3:30 to 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Poster Session 2 (Even numbers)
4:45 to 6 p.m. Reception and Social Hour