Defense Mechanisms in Life: From Bacteria to the Human Body

May 21, 2015
Forum Hall, Palmer Commons

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Schedule

8:30 a.m. | Welcome
Alan Saltiel, Ph.D.
Mary Sue Coleman Director of the Life Sciences Institute

8:35 a.m. | Introduction of the Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecturer
Mary Sue Coleman, Ph.D.
President Emerita

8:50 a.m. | Mary Sue and Kenneth Coleman Life Sciences Lecture: Homeostasis, Inflammation and Disease
Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D.
David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology, Yale School of Medicine; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Morning Break

10:30 a.m. | Generation of a Memory of Infection During CRISPR-Cas Immunity
Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, head of the Laboratory of Bacteriology, Rockefeller University 

11:10 a.m. | Mechanisms and Functions of RNA Silencing Pathway
Phillip D. Zamore, Ph.D.
Co-Director, RNA Therapeutics Institute; Gretchen Stone Cook Professor of Biomedical Sciences; Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Lunch Break

1:15 p.m. | Role of the Microbiota in Infection Control and Sequelae
Yasmine Belkaid, Ph.D.
Chief of Mucosal Immunology Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

1:55 p.m. | Immune Regulation of Intestinal Health and Disease
Gregory F. Sonnenberg, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Afternoon Break

3:15 p.m. | Tissue Control of Macrophage Homeostasis and Function
Miriam Merad, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Oncological Science and Medicine; Mount Sinai Chair in Cancer Immunology; Director of Human Immune Monitoring Center, Tisch Cancer Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

3:55 p.m. | Innate Lymphoid Cells in Immunity
Marco Colonna, M.D.
Robert Rock Belliveau, M.D., Endowed Professor, Department of Pathology and Immunology, Washington University School of Medicine

4:50 p.m. | Closing Remarks
Alan Saltiel, Ph.D.
Mary Sue Coleman Director of the Life Sciences Institute