Symposium on Immunology of Human Diseases


Supported by New Mexico Consortium and Los Alamos National Laboratory

Venue: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Dates: July 28-31, 2019

Immune systems, including both innate and adaptive immunity, sense, signal, and counter dangers posed by deadly pathogens, cancer, and environmental insults. Often, the outcomes of disease resolution are not always perfect in that immune dysregulation is caused by or linked to the development of autoimmunity, inflammatory diseases, chronic infections, neurological disorders, and cancers.  Due to rapid advances in molecular, cell, genome, and theoretical biology, researchers are able to define and model immune regulation or dysregulation and successful or defective immune response with increasing resolution and sophistication. These advances in the research of immunology of human diseases have an ever-increasing influence on translational studies aimed at developing more effective immunotherapies for disease treatment and prevention.

One year ago, we organized the Symposium on Synthetic Immunity in Santa Fe, NM to learn about new advances in our current understanding and modeling of disease biology and application of immunotherapy for disease treatment and prevention.  Because of the success of this symposium, the Organizing Committee and the Advisory Board have recommended that we organize and hold another symposium focused on “Immunology of Human Diseases”. Therefore, we will gather leading experts and early career researchers (junior faculty, post-docs, and students) from universities, national laboratories, and industries to present and discuss recent advances in basic and translational science related to the Immunology of Human Diseases. The Symposium will provide an environment of relaxed and lively interaction to foster learning, discussion, and collaboration, all within the beautiful setting of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

We hope you will participate in the Symposium on The Immunology of Human Diseases. All our participation will make this year's Symposium another huge success.

Note that the night of July 29, 2018 is set aside for the Santa Fe Opera, which is an experience of a lifetime. Please join us.

Organizing Committee

Michael Gale, Jr.
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA

Goutam Gupta
New Mexico Consortium
Los Alamos, NM, USA

Peter J.  Murray
Max Planck Institute

Gabriel Núñez
University of  Michgan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Carmen Molina-Paris
University of Leeds

Silke Paust
The Scripps Research Institute
La Jolla, CA, USA

Ruy M Ribeiro
Universidade de Lisboa
Lisboa, Portugal

Sunny Shin
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Christina Stallings
Washington University
St. Louise, MO, USA

Advisory Board

Steven Buelow
New Mexico Consortium
Los Alamos, NM, USA
Vojo Deretic
Autophagy, Inflammation and Metabolism Center UNM
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Farrah Kheradmand
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, USA
Marc Jenkins
University of Minnesota
Alan Perelson
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM, USA
Alan Sher
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA


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