Center for Immunology and Immune Based Diseases

  • Center for Immunology and Immune-based Diseases Retreat

    We are extremely excited announce that the Center for Immunology and Immune-Based Disease’s 4rd Annual Retreat will be held the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Iowa City (210 S Dubuque Street · Iowa City, Iowa, 52240), on Thursday, August 20th, 2015!

    This year plenary speakers will be Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker from University of Toronto and Susan K. Pierce from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

  • Congratulations to the 2014 poster session winners!

    Student Category

    • Rachel Brouillette
    • Ann Janowski
    • Amani Makkouk
    • Matthew Martin

    Fellow Category

    • Claire Buchta Rosean
    • Mallary Wacker

    Faculty/Staff Category

    • Samantha Aust
    • Bruce Hostager

  • 2015 Retreat Agenda

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

    8:15-8:45 am Registration
    8:45-9:00 am Introduction
    9:00-10:00 am Plenary Speaker: Juan-Carlos Zuniga-Pflucker, PhD, University of Toronto
    "From stem cells to T cells, in vitro applications and in vivo implications" 
    10:00-10:30 am Coffee Break
    10:30-11:30 am Plenary Speaker: Susan Pierce, PhD, NIAID
    "What malaria knows about the immune system that immunologists still don't"
    11:30-11:50 am Abstract Talk 1: Laura Whitmore, "H. pylori modulates the phenotype and lifespan of human neutrophils"
    11:50-12:10 pm Abstract Talk 2: Ryan Kolb, "The NLRC4 inflammasome promotes breast cancer growth and angiogenesis in diet-induced obese mice"
    12:10-12:30 pm Abstract Talk 3: Xue Xiao, "Soluble CR1 gene therapy rescues renal phenotypes in a murine mouse model of C3G"
    12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
    1:30-1:50 pm Abstract Talk 4: Allison Christiaansen, "MHC heterogeneity influences IFN-y-mediated mortality during chronic viral infection"
    1:50-2:10 pm Abstract Talk 5: Rahul Vijay, "Critical role of phospholipase A2 group IID in age-related susceptibility to SARS-CoV infection"
    2:10-2:30 pm Abstract Talk 6: Koustav Sarkar, "Disruption of hSWI/SNF complexes in T cells by WAS mutations distinguishes X-linked thrombocytopenia from WAS"
    2:30-3:30 pm Poster Session 1 (odd numbers)
    3:30-3:45 pm Break
    3:45-4:45 pm Poster Session 2 (even numbers)
    4:45-6:00 pm Reception/Social hour