“Inflammasomes & Gasdermin Proteins as Regulators of Innate Immunity” symposium scheduled for May

Please join us for a special symposium ‘Inflammasomes & Gasdermin Proteins as Regulators of Innate Immunity” on May 4-5, 2023. This event has been organized by the Case Western Reserve University-based Program Project Group (Derek Abbott, George Dubyak, Theresa Pizarro, Sam Xiao) supported by P01-AI14135 “Inflammasome and Gasdermin Signaling Signaling Networks for the Regulation of Pyroptosis and Inflammatory Cytokine Release”.

The symposium will provide a forum for the larger CWRU-affiliated immunology community to gain insights and share perspectives in this rapidly expanding research area relevant to many topics in innate immunity, adaptive immunity, and cancer immunology. As a central component of the symposium, we’ve scheduled five keynote lectures by outstanding researchers who have made seminal contributions to our understanding of inflammasome and gasdermin biology:

1) Dr. Dan Bachovchin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The Daniel Bachovchin Lab | Sloan Kettering Institute (mskcc.org)
2) Dr Julie Blander, Weill-Cornell, The Blander Lab
3) Dr Igor Brodsky, Penn, IGOR E. BRODSKY (upenn.edu)
4) Dr Judy Lieberman, Harvard/ Boston Childrens, Judy Lieberman | Division of Medical Sciences (harvard.edu)
5) Dr. Hongbo Luo, Harvard/ Boston Childrens, Hongbo Luo | Division of Medical Sciences (harvard.edu)

The symposium venues will be in the Robbins Building, 5th Floor, E501, and the Biomedical Research Building (BRB) Lobby. It will begin on the afternoon of Thursday, May 4, with the first two lectures at 3:00-4:00 pm and 4:15-5:15 pm in Robbins E501, followed by a general reception. The other three lectures are scheduled for Friday, May 5 at, 9-10 am, 10:15-11:15 am and 2:30-3:30 pm in Robbins E501.

A session with short current research talks by invited young investigators (from the keynote speakers’ groups) will occur at 1:15 -2:15 pm in Robbins E501, followed by the fifth lecture and a concluding happy hour reception.

Registration is required by April 10 (but with no fee). Reserve your spot.