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Dendritic Cells in Health and Disease - A Tribute to Ralph Steinman
Thursday, Nov. 29 8AM - 5 PM
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8:30- 9:00 am Coffee
9:00-10:50 am SESSION 1 Chair: Robert Seder, NIAID
9:00-9:10am Michel Nussensweig, The Rockefeller University."Human Antibodies to HIV"
9:50-10:05am Michael Gerner, NIAID. "The role of dendritic cell spatial positioning in immune surveillance and adaptive immune response initiation"
10:05-10:20 am Amiran Dzutsev, NCI. "CD103+ migratory dendritic cells scout the colon luminal space, take up bacteria and transport them to colonic lymphoid patches"
10:20-10:50 am Jacques Banchereau. . "Two Decades of Friendship with Human Dendritic Cell Subsets and Ralph Steinman"
10:50-11:10am Break
11:10-12:40 pm SESSION 2 Chair: Alan Sher, NIAID
11:10-11:40am Romina Goldszmid, NCI. "NK cell-derived IFN-gamma orchestrates the cellular dynamics and differentiation of monocytes into IL-12 producing DCs at the site of infection"
11:40-11:55am Wai Po Chong, NEI. "Reciprocal interaction between NK cells and DCs regulates the Th17 response by controlling the innate IFN-γ/IL-27 axis."
11:55-12:10pm Christopher Klebanoff, NCI. "Retinoic acid determines the in vivo fate-commitment of splenic pre-dendritic cells"
12:10-12:40pm Anne O'Garra. National Institute for Medical Research, London. "The Immune Response in Tuberculosis: from Mouse Models to Human Disease"
12:40-2:15pm Lunch and poster session
2:15-4 :00 pm SESSION 3 Chair : Kristin Tarbell, NIDDK
2:15-2:45pm Yong-Jun Liu, Baylor Institute for Immunology Research. "Translating DC biology into medicine"
2:45-3:00pm Jeffrey Price, NIDDK. "Differing CD40 expression on CD8+ and CD11b+ dendritic cells in non-obese diabetic mice controls the switch between tolerance and immunity for autoreactive CD4+ T cells"
3:00-3:15pm Gouri Chattopadhyay, NIAID. "Antigen-specific iTreg impair DC function by an IL-10-dependent mechanism"
3:15-3:30pm Roshanak Semnani, NIAID. "Immune evasion and confrontation strategies by tissue-invasive filarial helminth parasites rely on modulating Langerhans cell and dendritic cell function"
3:30-4:00pm Ira Mellman, Genentech."Closing comments: DC endosomes are specialized platforms for microbial sensing"

For conference related questions please contact Romina Goldszmid


Natcher Auditorium
NIH Bethesda

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