15th Annual Frontiers in Immunobiology & Immunopathogenesis Symposium 2020

BIO5 Institute, Lobby and Room 103


7:45 - 8:15 AM          Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:20 - 8:40 AM          Welcome Announcements


Session I (Moderator: Yuecheng Xi)

8:40 - 8:50 AM         Robert Jackson, PhD

 “Attenuation of Cytosolic DNA Sensing by Human Papillomaviruses in Keratinocytes”


8:55 - 9:05 AM          Yanmei Hu, MS

“Discovery of Influenza polymerase PA-PB1 Interaction Inhibitors using an in vitro Split-Luciferase Complementation-based Assay”


9:10 - 9:20 AM          Sebastian Zeltzer, PhD

“Human Cytomegalovirus Viral Latency Protein pUL138 Activates WDR48-USP1 Signaling Axis to Suppress Fanconi Anemia DNA Repair Pathway”


9:25 - 9:45 AM          Samuel K. Campos, PhD

“How Does the Papillomavirus Minor Capsid Protein Insert Into Membranes?”


9:50 - 10:15 AM        BREAK, coffee available in Lobby

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Session II (Moderator: Megan S. Molina)

10:15 - 10:25 AM     Jennifer Uhrlaub, MS

“Chronic Toxoplasma gondii Infection Blunts the Immune Response to West Nile Virus Increasing Susceptibility”


10:30 - 10:40 AM      Grace Niemiro, PhD

“The Effects of Systemic β-adrenergic Receptor Activation on Immune Cell Mobilization and Cytotoxicity in vitro and in vivo”


Plenary Lecture

10:45 - 11:40 AM      Andreas J. Bäumler, PhD         

“Gastrointestinal Host-Pathogen Interaction in the Age of Microbiome Research”


11:45 - 1:00 PM         Lunch Sessions

Bacteriology Hot Topics         BIO5, Room 103

Immunology Hot Topics          MRB, Room 102

Virology Hot Topics                MRB, 2nd Lunchroom area


1:05 - 1:25 PM           Al Bothwell, PhD

“Regulation of Intestinal Tumorigenesis and Metastasis by Wnt Ligands”


1:30 - 1:50 PM           Anita Koshy, MD

“Transcriptional Insights into Toxoplasma gondii-injected Neurons”


1:55 - 2:20 PM           BREAK, coffee available in Lobby

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Session III (Moderator: Shuaizhi Li)

2:20 - 2:30 PM           Jennifer Lising Roxas, PhD

“Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli Dynamically Regulates Host Mitochondrial Morphology and Function”


2:35 – 2:55 PM          Karen Taraszka Hastings, MD, PhD

“MHC class II antigen presentation in melanoma: impact on immune recognition”


3:00 – 3:10 PM          Joshua Kochanowsky

“ROP16 facilitates Toxoplasma gondii encystment through activation of STAT proteins”


3:15 – 3:20 PM          Closing Remarks/Acknowledgements


Afternoon Activities

MRB, Lobby and Room 10

3:20 – 3:25 PM          BREAK & Poster Setup

3:25 - 5:00 PM           Poster Session and Receptio

5:10 PM                      Poster Awards & Drawing for iPad