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2nd UTMB-M.D. Anderson Joint Symposium Agenda

April 13, 2007

Morning Session - Chairs: Dr. Jagan Sastry and Dr. Lynn Soong

9:30- 10:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast (Children’s Hospital 2.312)

10:00-10:20 | Dr. Stan Lemon
“IHII and infectious disease research at UTMB”

10:20-10:40 | Dr. Lynn Soong
“Dendritic cells and Leishmania

10:40-11:00 | Dr. F. Xiao-Feng Qin
“Tumor-associated Foxp3+ regulatory T cells”

11:00-11:20 | Dr. Rob Davey
Ebola virus entry into host cells”

11:20-11:40 | Dr. Stephanie Watowich
"Immunoregulatory roles for STAT3 and STAT5"

11:50-1:00 Lunch

Afternoon Session – Chairs: Dr. Mark Estes and Dr. Kim Schluns

1:00-1:20 | Dr. Janice Endsley
“Human immunology and TB"

1:20-1:40 | Dr. Brad McIntyre
"Integrin function in T lymphocytes"

1:40-2:00 | Dr. Gustavo Valbuena
“Models of rickettsial disease”

2:00-2:20 | Dr. Chris Abee
"Creating models of human disease"

2:20-2:40 Break

2:40-3:00 | Dr. Colette Keng
“BSL-3 and BSL-4 facilities at UTMB”

3:00- 3:20 | Dr. Tomasz Zal
"Multiphoton imaging of regulatory T cell dynamics during tumor growth"

3:20- 3:40 | Dr. Mark Estes
“Mechanisms of protection from alpha virus-mediated encephalitis”

3:40-4:00 | Dr. Yong-Jun Liu- Closing remarks

4:00-5:30 Reception with round table discussion (MRB 4.145)

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