May 04 - May 04
Fri - Fri

2018 Immunology Postdoctoral Symposium

Featuring talks from young leaders of biotechnology and academic immunology research. 

Three postdoctoral researchers will receive awards, each featuring an Amazon gift card and certificate, for their research abstracts (pending talk acceptance). This year's research awards are for "Best Postdoc Research Abstract", "Most Innovative Postdoc Research" and "Best New Postdoc Research".

**Lunch is only provided to registered Stanford attendees**

Li Ka Shing Center Room LK130 - Registration starts at 10:30 am

Li Ka Shing Center Room 130
291 Campus Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94305

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Li Ka Shing Center Room 130

291 Campus Dr.
Palo Alto, CA 94305
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Keynote Speakers

Scott J. Dylla, PhD

CSO, AbbVie Stemcentrx 

Life Lessons From a Stem Cell Biologist Turned Drug-Developing Silicon Valley Entrepreneur

Keynote 11 am


Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Immunology


Route Determines the Outcome of Mucosal Viral Infection

Keynote 4:30 pm

Program Schedule:

10:30-11am: Symposium check-in

11-11:50am: Keynote speaker, Scott Dylla, PhD (AbbVie Stemcentrx)
“Life Lessons from a Stem Cell Biologist Turned Drug-Developing Silicon Valley

12-12:50pm: Symposium catered lunch

1-2:30pm: Stanford postdoc talks

1-1:30pm: Qian Yin, PhD, Davis Lab, Institute for Immunity, Transplantation & Infection
Winner of the “Best Postdoc Research” award
“Activation of Endogenous Anergic Self-Specific CD8+ T Cells by Polymeric Nanoparticles for Enhanced Cancer Immunotherapy”

1:30-2pm: Hsing-Chuan Tsai, PhD, Han Lab, Neurology
“The Role of Pericytes in Immune Trafficking and its Effects on the Blood-Brain Barrier Integrity”

2:2:30pm: Efthymia Iliana Matthaiou, PhD, Hsu Lab, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Winner of the “Best New Postdoc Research” award
“Airway Tissue Iron Induces Macrophage Activation and Aspergillus Fumigatus Invasion in Murine Tracheal Transplantation”

2:30-3pm: Coffee break

3-4:30pm: Stanford postdoc talks

3-3:30pm: Srividya Swaminathan, PhD, Felsher Lab, Medicine-Oncology
“MYC Functions as a Master Switch for Natural Killer Cell-Mediated Immune Surveillance of Lymphoid Malignancies”

3:30-4pm: Naresha Saligrama, PhD, Davis Lab, Microbiology & Immunology
“From T Cell Receptor to Antigen, Systems Approach to Discovering T Cell Antigen(s) in Multiple Sclerosis and Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis”

4-4:30pm: Michal Tal, PhD, Weissman Lab, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine
Winner of the “Most Innovative Postdoc Research” award
“CD47-Sirpa as an Immunomodulatory Axis with Opposing Functions in Adaptive vs Innate Immune Clearance of Viral Infection”

4:30-5:20pm: Keynote speaker, Shomyseh Sanjabi, PhD (UCSF)
“Route Determines the Outcome of Mucosal Viral Infection”

5:30-6pm: Snacks & open networking