Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be presented upon event check in. Full details, including a list of acceptable forms of proof of vaccination, are available here.

Activities taking place at the Verizon Executive Education Center unless otherwise noted.

DAY 1 – April 19, 2022

10:30 am – Arrivals, Check in, and Lunch pick-up


12:15 pm – Welcome and Introductions (Symposia Co-Chairs)

12:20 pm – Overview of Immunology at Ithaca and Weill

12:30 pm – SESSION 1 – Imaging and Tissue Immunity
Chairperson:  Gregory Sonnenberg

    • Perivascular activation niches – optimizing T cell effector function in inflamed tissues
      Deb Fowell, Cornell University

    • Regulatory mechanisms governing peripheral immune education and memory recall
      Niroshana Anandasabapathy, Weill Cornell Medicine

    • The epithelial-mesenchymal transition drives refractory responses of breast carcinomas to immune checkpoint blockade therapies
      Anushka Dongre, Cornell University

    • Innate lymphoid cell regulation of immunity, inflammation, and cancer
      Gregory Sonnenberg, Weill Cornell Medicine

    • Intravital three-photon microscopy for imaging the entire depth of mouse lymph nodes
      Chris Xu, Cornell University

2:30 pm – Poster session & Break (Panorama Room, Graduate Hotel)

4:30 pm – SESSION 2 – Immunogenomics
Chairperson: Brian Rudd

    • Signaling to chromatin: augmented transcription and post-viral epigenetic memory
      Steve Josefowicz, Weill Cornell Medicine

    • The immune system in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: one cell at a time
      Andrew Grimson, Cornell University

    • Malignant transformation of the adaptive immune system
      Ari Melnick, Weill Cornell Medicine

6:00 pm – Dinner and discussions

7:30 pm – Keynote Lecture

    • Lighting A Fire: Pyroptosis in Immune Defense and Immune Pathology
      Judy Lieberman, MD, PhD
      Endowed Chair in Cellular and Molecular Medicine
      Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
      Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

DAY 2 – April 20, 2022

8:15 am – Breakfast

9:00 am – Keynote Lecture

    • A Decade of Molecular Cell Atlases
      Steve Quake, PhD

      Lee Otterson Professor of Bioengineering
      Co-President, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
      Professor of Applied Physics
      Professor of Physics (by courtesy)

10:00 am – Break

10:30 am – SESSION 3 – Microbiome
Chairperson: Iwijn De Vlaminck

    • Microbiome modulation of the immune system through protein interactions
      Ilana Brito, Cornell University
    • A Genetic Approach to Investigate Microbe-Host Interaction at the Molecular Level
      Chun-Jun Guo, Weill Cornell Medicine

    • Spatial Transcriptomics Approaches to Map Microbe-Host Interactions in Tissues
      Iwijn De Vlaminck, Cornell University

    • Neonatal gut metabolome and immune regulation
      Melody Zeng, Weill Cornell Medicine

12:30 pm – Lunch & Working group discussions

    • Imaging and Tissue Immunity working group
      Co-chairs:  Deb Fowell and Sandra Demaria
    • Immunogenomics working group
      Co-chairs:  Steve Josefowicz and Andrew Grimson
    • Microbiome working group
      Co-chairs:  Ilana Brito and Melody Zeng
    • Trainee event
      Gary Koretzky: finding your path in science

2:00 pm – Working groups summary presentation/recommendations

2:30 pm – Meeting Close

2:45 pm – Bus Loading & Departure (Ithaca participants only)