Please Join Us

Plans are underway for the 3rd Annual Joint IMM/MMG Retreat, which will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the University Club. Registration opens January 3, 2017!

Distinguished speakers, Wednesday, March 1 - MORNING
Louise D'Cruz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Immunology
Understanding How Fatty Acids Regulate the T Cell Immune Response
Distinguished speakers
Kathy Shair, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Novel Oncogenic Mechanisms of Epstein-Barr Virus
Distinguished speakers
Patrick H. Thibodeau, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Protein Origami: Conformational Dynamics of the Serralysin Proteases
Distinguished speakers
Jon P. Boyle, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological Sciences
On Our Efforts to Determine How Toxoplasma Gondii Uniquely Evolved to be an Equal-Opportunity Intracellular Parasite
Distinguished Speakers, Wednesday, March 1 - AFTERNOON
Amy L. Hartman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Vaccine Research; GSPH/Dept. of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Fatal Viral Encephalitis: Cracking the Chicken vs. Egg Conundrum
Distinguished Speakers
Simon Barratt-Boyes, BVSc, PhD, Professor
A High Fidelity Nonhuman Primate Model of Fulminant H5N1 Influenza Using Virus Aerosols
Distinguished Speakers
Janet So-Jung Lee, MD, Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Div. of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Distinguished Speakers
Cornelius (Neil) J. Clancy, MD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Div. of Infectious Diseases
Pathogenesis of Intra-Abdominal Candidiasis
Distinguished Speakers
Barbara Methe, PhD, Visiting Professor, Dept. of Medicine, Div. of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Medicine and the Microbiome

Poster Sessions

THE ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 17, 2017.

Poster sessions will be held on Wednesday March 1.  We would like to have as many labs represented as possible.  Participants must complete the attached form and return it to Roberta Erickson (ericksn@pitt.edu) by Friday, February 17.  Posters will be assigned numbers, with the odd numbers presenting in the morning and the even numbers presenting in the afternoon session.  Presenters are asked to please leave their posters up throughout both sessions.  They may be taken down at the conclusion of the retreat.

Dimensions of posters should not exceed 4'x4'.  Poster boards with pins and numbers will be provided.

The organizing committee hopes that you'll encourage your postdocs and students to participate ... and we look forward to a great day of science and socializing!