2017 The Skirball Institute's 18th Annual Symposium

Of Mice and Microbes: Homeostasis and Inflammation in Health and Disease

Recent advances have shown that the immune system, operating in close contact with the microbiota, is involved in multiple aspects of mammalian biology, from host defense to cancer and behavior. This breadth of immune system influence in host physiology is reflected in the work of Dr. Dan R. Littman, the honoree of this year’s Skirball Symposium.  Dan is the Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology at the Skirball Institute and Professor in the Departments of Pathology and Microbiology at the NYU School of Medicine, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Dr. Littman and his colleagues have made fundamental contributions to HIV research, to the specification and homeostasis of T cell lineages promoting and suppressing inflammation, and to the recognition of the interplay between the immune system and the microbiota. Using mouse models, his group has defined not only how this interplay affects the outcome of infections, but also how it contributes to autoimmune diseases and behavioral disorders such as autism. The symposium will showcase the breadth of outstanding research in these exciting fields. 

Monday, June 26, 2017

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Farkas Auditorium

NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Ave., New York, NY

 

The 2017 Skirball Symposium is open to the public. Registration is not required.
 

Preliminary Symposium Program:  

Master of Ceremonies: Harold Varmus, M.D.
Meyer Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medical Center

 

8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast - Outside Farkas Hall

9:30 AM

Opening

Robert I. Grossman, MD - Dean and CEO, NYU Langone Medical Center

Ruth Lehmann, PhD - Director, Skirball Institute, Chair, Department of Cell Biology, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, Director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel center for Stem Cell Biology, NYU School of Medicine, HHMI Investigator

9:40 AM

Greg Lemke, PhD
Salk Institute, San Diego
Professor, Molecular Neurobiology
Françoise Gilot-Salk Chair

TAM Receptors and Immune Regulation

10:20 AM

David Julius, PhD
UCSF School of Medicine
Professor, Chair, Physiology

Natural Products and Pain: From Physiology to Atomic Structure

11:00 AM

Coffee Break - Outside Farkas Hall

11:20 AM

Titia de Lange, PhD
Rockefeller University
Director, Anderson Center for Cancer Research

How Telomeres Solve the End Protection Problem

12:00 PM

Art Weiss, MD, PhD
UCSF Medical Center, HHMI
Chief of Rheumatology

Controlling TCR Signaling Strength

12:40 PM

Lunch Break 

2:10 PM

Rudi Grosschedl, PhD
Max Planck Institute, Freiburg, Germany
Director and Scientific Member

Programming the B cell fate

2:50 PM

Fiona Powrie, PhD
University of Oxford, UK
Director of the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology

Immune pathways in the intestine in health and disease

3:30 PM

Sasha Rudensky, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, HHMI
Chair, Immunology Program, SKI; Director, Ludwig Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, MSK

Regulatory T Cell Differentiation

4:10 PM

Break - Refreshments outside of Farkas Auditorium

4:30 PM

Diane Mathis, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Professor, Division of Immunology, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunobiology

To be Announced

5:10 PM

Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD
Yale University, HHMI
Professor of immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and member of Yale Cancer Center

Homoeostasis, Inflammation and Disease

5:50 PM

Closing Remarks

Dan Littman, MD, PhD Professor of Molecular Immunology, Molecular Pathogenesis. Departments of Pathology and Microbiology. HHMI Investigator

Ruth Lehmann, PhD Director, Skirball Institute, Chair, Department of Cell Biology, Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology, Director of the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel center for Stem Cell Biology, NYU School of Medicine, HHMI Investigator

 

 


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