3rd Annual Research Retreat

Dear CIMI Members and Friends,

Friday, November 13th, 2015 our Research Retreat returns to UF’s Straughn Center!

This signature program of the Center for Inflammation & Mucosal Immunology (CIMI) attracts over 100 active researchers and students from across disciplines. Our 3rd annual retreat will, as before, feature guest lectures from scientists of national prestige, succinct presentations of cutting edge research from University of Florida researchers, and a poster presentation session showcasing the work of UF’s research community. This day long event is FREE and lunch will be provided.

We look forward to welcoming these guest speakers:

Dr. Casey T. Weaver, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. John T. Harty, University of Iowa
Dr. Shuzhao Li, Emory University

Register CLOSED!!

We look forward to seeing you on November 13th!


Mansour Mohamadzadeh, Ph.D.
Center for Inflammation & Mucosal Immunology



7:30-8:25       Breakfast

8:25-8:30       Dr. Robert Hromas, University of Florida,
Introduction and Welcome Address

8:30-9:20       Dr. Casey T. Weaver, University of Alabama at Birmingham
“Regulation of a Central Regulator of Immunity; Implications for Immune-mediated Disease”

9:25-10:10     Dr. Mansour Mohamadzadeh, University of Florida
“Bacterial surface layer-specific immune protection against gut microbial infection”

10:15-11:10   Dr. John T. Harty, University of Iowa
                      “Memory CD8 T cells and Influenza”

11:15-12:00   Dr. Shahram Salek-Ardakani, University of Florida
“Immunity to Respiratory Poxviruses”

12:00-1:30    Lunch and Poster Presentations (1 hr 30 min)

1:30-2:10     Dr. Shuzhao Li, Emory University
“Computing small molecules and huge data for immunology”

 2:15-2:40     Dr. Dorina Avram, University of Florida
“Transcriptional Control of T regulatory cells – above and beyond Foxp3”

 2:45-3:05     Dr. Wen-I Yeh, University of Florida
“Mechanisms of Immune Regulation by the CD226 and TIGIT Costimulatory Axis”

3:10-3:35      Dr. Lei Jin, Albany Medical College
“STING-Mediated Mucosal Pneumococcal Vaccine Adjuvant Activity of Cyclic dinucleotides”

3:35-3:50     Dr. Nancy Nabilsi, University of Florida
“Chromatin Dynamics and Drug Resistance”

3:50-4:00      Poster contest announcement & Closing Remarks





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