The Gordon Research Seminar on Biology of Acute Respiratory Infection is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
There are many bacterial, viral, and fungal respiratory
pathogens that have become global concerns due to their increasing incidence
and/or epidemic-like spread. This GRS will focus on understanding the novel mechanisms that these
emerging respiratory pathogens use to exploit the host's immune system to cause
disease, as well as the resistance mechanisms capable of limiting their
This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Biology of Acute Respiratory Infection" Gordon Research Conference (GRC)
. Refer to the associated GRC program page
for more information.
Final Meeting Program
|2:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Session: A Career in Studying Influenza: Science and Mentorship|
|Discussion Leaders: Taylor Eddens (University of Pittsburgh / Carnegie Mellon University MSTP, USA) and James Harker (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)|
|3:45 pm - 3:50 pm||Opening Remarks|
|3:50 pm - 4:20 pm||Stacey Schultz-Cherry (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA)|
"A Career in Studying Influenza: Science and Mentorship"
|4:20 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Immunity Against Emerging Extracellular Pathogens|
|Discussion Leader: Theodore Standiford (University of Michigan Health System, USA)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Niki Ubags (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)|
"Hyperleptinemia Impairs Pulmonary Host Defense"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Simren Gill (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)|
"Increased Airway Glucose Increases Airway Bacterial Load in Hyperglycaemia"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Jaime Hook (Columbia University Medical Center, USA)|
"Optical Studies of Alveolar Injury Due to Staphylococcus Infection"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Lokesh Sharma (Yale University, USA)|
"Chitotriosidase Regulates Bacterial Dissemination and Early Inflammation in Klebsiella pneumoniae Lung Infection"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Influenza, Co-Infections, and Co-Morbidities|
|Discussion Leader: Stacey Schultz-Cherry (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, USA)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Juliet Morrison (University of Washington, USA)|
"Identification of Immune Cell Types that Associate with Severe Influenza Disease or Recovery in Mice Using Digital Cell Quantification"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Helen Rich (University of Pittsburgh, USA)|
"Type III Interferons Promote Antibacterial Immunity During Influenza, Staphylococcus aureus Super-Infection"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Amali Samarasinghe (University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA)|
"Eosinophils Alleviate Influenza in Mice"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Rachel Temple (Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, USA)|
"When Signals Get Crossed: The Consequences of Dual Allergen- and Influenza-Mediated Signaling in Mast Cells"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Emerging Viral Infections|
|Discussion Leader: Peter Openshaw (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Christopher Coleman (University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA)|
"Mouse Model Reveals Roles of T Cells and Macrophages in Pathogenesis of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Jua Iwasaki (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)|
"The Infection and Immunity Immunophenotyping (3i) Consortium: Identifying Genes Regulating the Immune Responses to Influenza Infections"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Seminar Concludes|
Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by 1R13AI124513 - 01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.