Monday, May 23, 2016
Queen Lane Campus of Drexel University
2900 Queen Lane

Keynote Speaker

Dysbiotic microbes shaping immunity: Implications for HIV Transmission and Pathogenesis

Nichole Klatt Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

There are several overlapping mechanisms involved in HIV pathogenesis and transmission, including mucosal barrier dysfunction, inflammation and microbiome dysbiosis. Dr. Klatt will discuss her lab’s work to dissect the mechanisms underlying these factors in gastrointestinal and vaginal compartments using a combination of ex vivo human studies, in vivo non-human primate studies, and in vitro assays.


Student Talks

4:00-4:15pm “Various forms of CD40L encoded as an immune plasmid adjuvant generate unique anti-HPV DNA vaccine induced responses”, Megan Wise, PhD Candidate, The University of Pennsylvania

4:20-4:35pm “Development and preliminary assessment of a chimeric, transmission blocking malaria    vaccine candidate”- Elizabeth Parzych, PhD Candidate, Drexel University College of Medicine

4:40 – 4:55pm “Immune Recognition of Enteric Biofilms– Sarah Tursi, PhD Candidate, Temple University

Reception,  5-6pm

Keynote Speaker, 6-7pm

Drexel University
Queen Lane Campus
2900 W. Queen Lane
Sac B