WHIP 2017 April 2-5, 2017

Post-Conference Survey




DISTINGUISHED LECTURES: Stephen Jameson (University of Minnesota),  Rick Maizels (University of Glasgow), Brian Evavold (Emory)


SUNDAY April 2, 2017

Arrival and Registration (Swope Lobby)

16.15-16.45 Welcome Mixer (Lilli)

16:45 Opening remarks (Lilli) –Felix Yarovinsky, Tracey Lamb

17:00-18:00 Keynote talk.  Steve Jameson (University of Minnesota)

18:10 Dinner (Swope)

20:00 Social Hour (Meigs Room)

Monday April 3, 2017

7:00-8:30 Breakfast (Swope Dining Room)

Session 1. CD4+T cells  (Lillie)
Session chairs:  Jude Uzonna and Deborah J. Fowell

8:30 Deborah J. Fowell (University of Rochester)
Chemokines as stop signals for pathogen control

8:45 Megan Clark  (University of Pennsylvania)
Leishmania-specific skin resident CD4 T cells are formed from recently activated effector T cells.

9:00 Nelson Glennie (University of Pennsylvania)
Skin-Resident CD4+ T cells Protect Against Leishmania major by Recruiting and Activating Inflammatory Monocytes

9:15 Maria Krauss (University of Manchester)
mTOR, but not Slc7a5, is essential for resistance against T. muris

9:30 Robin Stephens (University of Texas Medical Branch)
Bcl6 and STAT3 orchestrate generation of IFN-g+IL-21+ CD4 T cells during chronic mouse malaria infection

9:45 Mary Wilson (University of Iowa)
NLRP12 in the progression of murine visceral leishmaniasis

10:00 POSTER PITCHES 3 slides/3 minutes

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

 11:00-12:00 Keynote talk.  RICK MAIZELS (University of Glasgow)

 12:15 – 13:30 Lunch (Swope Dining Room)

Session 2.  Innate immunity to parasites

Session Chairs: Masahiro Yamamoto, Rick Tarleton

13:30 Masahiro Yamamoto (Osaka University)
Critical role of GABARAP Atg8 subfamily in IFN-g-induced cell-autonomous immunity to Toxoplasma gondii

13:45 Aline Sardinha-Silva (University of Sao Paulo)
Toxoplasma gondii MIC1 and MIC4 bind to TLR2 and TLR4 N-glycans to enhance IL-12 production from innate immune cells

14:00 Andrew T. Martin (University of Rochester)
Toxoplasma gondii and the Double-edged Sword of Human Monocyte Endocytosis

14:15 De’Broski R. Herbert (University of Pennsylvania)
Metabolic regulation of M2 activation and helminth immunity via AMPK

14.30 Alan L. Scott (Johns Hopkins University)

14:45 POSTER PITCHES 3 slides/3 minutes

15:00 – 15:30 COFFEE BREAK


Session 3. Myeloid cells in host defense

Session Chairs: Nathan Schmidt, Philippe E. Van den Steen

15:30 Nathan Peters (University of Calgary)
Divergent roles for Ly6C+CCR2+CX3CR1+ inflammatory monocytes at primary or secondary sites of infection in the skin with Leishmania major

15:45 Li-Yin Hung (University of Pennsylvania)
Myeloid cell-derived Wnt4 regulates immune responses against hookworm infection

16:00 Chandler Sy (Rutgers University)
Bone marrow-derived monocytes mediate host protective responses to Trichinella spiralis

16:15 Lauren Webb (Cornell University)
The Notch signaling pathway controls basophil responses during helminth-induced type 2 inflammation

16:30 Still, Katherine (University of Virginia)
IL-33 is required for a protective myeloid cell response to T. gondii infection in the brain

16:45 Fredice Z. Quenum (University of North Dakota)
Galectin-7 regulates infiltration of alternatively activated macrophages into the central nervous system

17:00 Juan M. Inclan (Rutgers University)
Basophils regulate pulmonary inflammation following helminth challenge

18:00 Dinner Swope

20:00 Poster Session & Social Hour (Meigs Room)

Tuesday April 4, 2017

7:00-8:30 Breakfast (Swope Dining Room)

Session 4.  Mucosal immunity and immunopathology

Session Chairs: William Petri, Philippe E. Van den Steen

8:30 Andrea L. Graham (Princeton University)
The shock of the new: Rapid environmental effects on gut nematode susceptibility in re-wilded mice

8:45 Philippe E. Van den Steen (University of Leuven)
Lung inflammation is resistant and hypoglycemia sensitive to endogenous and exogenous glucocorticoids in murine malaria models

9:00 Tiffany Borbón (University of Iowa)
Bacterial Co-infections in Murine Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

9:15 Elia Tait Wojno (Cornell University)
The prostaglandin D2 receptor CRTH2 regulates type 2 inflammation during intestinal helminth infection

9:30 Alessandra Araujo (University of Rochester)
Persistent Changes in the Small Intestinal Microenvironment as a Result of Acute Gastrointestinal Infection

9:45 Lisa A. Reynolds (University of Victoria)
Enteric helminths promote Salmonella co-infection by altering the intestinal metabolome

10:00 Constance Finney (University of Calgary)
What do natural infection models tell us about host parasite interactions?

10:15 William Petri (University of Virginia,)
Role of CREM/ICER in Innate Immunity to Amebic Colitis

10:30 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK

Session 5.  Neuroimmunology

Session Chairs: Ira Blader, Emma Wilson

11:00 Samantha J. Batista (University of Virginia)
IL-1 Contributes to the Immune Response to Chronic T. gondii Infection in the CNS

11:15 Tyler Landrith (University of California, Riverside)

Capacity of extracellular glutamate to direct T cell phenotype and function during chronic Toxoplasma gondii infection

11:30 Carleigh O’Brien, (University of Virginia)
ICOS signaling suppresses an excessive T cell response in the CNS during chronic T. gondii infection

11:45 Keynote talk.  Brian Evavold (Emory University)

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch SWOPE

Session  6.  Immunity to malaria

Session Chairs:  Robin Stephens, Al Scott

14:30 Julie M. Moore (University of Georgia)
Pathogenesis of placental malaria: lessons learned and the path forward

14:45 Sam Kurup (University of Iowa)
Regulatory T cells impede acute and long-term immunity to blood-stage malaria through CTLA-4

15:00 Thayer King  (University of Utah)
Ephrin ligands mediate cerebral malaria

15:15 Chet Joyne (Emory University)
B cell responses against relapsing malaria

15:30 Irene Tumwine (The Francis Crick Institute)
The role of antibodies in cross-stage immunity during Plasmodium chabaudi malaria infection

15:45 Michael Opata (University of Texas)
CD4 T cell subsets that protect and survive long-term in malaria infection

16:00 Noah S. Butler (University of Iowa)
Th1-like Plasmodium-specific memory CD4+ T cells unexpectedly support humoral immunity

16:15-16:45 COFFEE BREAK


Session 7.  Tissue specific immunity and vaccines to parasites

Session Chairs:  Paul Kaye, Michael Hsieh

16:45 Keke Fairfax  (Purdue University)
Maternal helminth infections

17:00 Michael Hsieh (Biomedical Research Institute)
Functional characterization of the Schistosoma haematobium homologs of the interleukin-4- inducing principle from Schistosoma mansoni eggs

17:15 Xun Suo (China Agricultural University)
Recombinant Eimeria acervulina expressing extracellular domain of M2 protein of H9N2 subtype avian influenza virus stimulates immune response and protection in chickens

17:30 William Harnett (University of Strathclyde)
Developing anti-inflammatory drugs from the Acanthocheilonema viteae secreted product, ES-62

17.45  Closing remarks

18:00 Lobster Dinner (Swope)

20:00 Poster Session & Social Hour (Meigs Room)


Wednesday  April 5, 2017


Q: How can I get to the MBL?
A: Woods Hole is approximately 75 miles from Boston’s Logan airport. It is easily accessible by car or public transportation. Click here for driving directions, bus routes, maps and other travel information.

Q: When is the first talk on Sunday, April 2nd?
A: Opening remarks and the first Keynote talk:  4.30 PM
Q: Are there any talks scheduled on Wednesday  April 5, 2017
A: No talks on Wednesday . The breakfast is scheduled 7:00-8:30 AM, followed by Departure.