Arthritis & Clinical Immunology Program Research Conference Speakers

Meets on Mondays at 4:00 pm in Conference Center B

Sept. 2NO SEMINAR – OMRF HOLIDAY
Sept. 9NO SEMINAR
Sept. 16Farhat Husain, M.D.
“Cognitive Testing In Autoimmune Disorders And Other Work in Progress”
Sept. 23He Li
“Go beyond the IFN signature — association of OAS1 with Sjögren’s syndrome”
Sept. 30Carol Webb, Ph.D.
“Association of Numbers of ARID3a+ Hematopoietic Cells with Increased Disease Activity in Lupus”
Oct. 7Melissa Munroe, M.D., Ph.D.
“Altered Soluble Mediators of Inflammation in Blood Relatives of SLE Patients Who Subsequently Develop Incomplete Lupus or Transition to SLE”
Oct. 14David Kern, M.D.
George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Medicine,
Regents’ Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Endocrinology and the
Heart Rhythm Institute, OUHSC
“Autoimmune Basis for Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)”
Oct. 21NO SEMINAR – ASHG IN BOSTON, MA
Oct. 28NO SEMINAR – ACR IN SAN DIEGO, CA
Nov. 4CANCELLED
Nov. 11Marta Alarcon-Riquelme, M.D., Ph.D.
“The Developing Story of BANK1 and Lupus”
Nov. 18Courtney Montgomery, Ph.D.
“New insights into lupus via a genetic study of viral response and early autoimmunity”
Nov. 25Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.
“BOLD: Biomarkers of Lupus Disease
Example of a Productive Clinical/Basic Science Collaboration”
Dec. 2Fang (Joe) Zhou, Ph.D.
“Over-activity of NK Cells in Relapse Patients of ADAMTS13-Deficient Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)”
Dec. 9CANCELLED
Dec. 16Lori Garman
“Correlates of the Safety and Efficacy of Anthrax Vaccination”
Dec. 23NO SEMINAR – HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Dec. 30NO SEMINAR – HAPPY HOLIDAYS
Jan. 6Bob Axtel, Ph.D.
“Potential Utility of Biomarkers to track prognosis of Multiple Sclerosis”
Jan. 13CANCELLED
Jan. 20NO MEETING
Jan. 27Zygmunt S. Derewenda, Ph.D.; Professor, Molecular Physiology & Biological Physics, University of Virginia School of Medicine
“An unusual mechanism of kinase inhibition: lessons for drug design
Feb. 3Chris Lessard, Ph.D.
“Dissecting the Genetics and Genomics of Autoimmunity”
Feb. 10Samantha Webb, Ph.D.
“Influenza Infection in Lupus-Prone Mice”
Feb. 17J. Donald Capra, M.D.
“The Gut Microbiome and Autoimmunity”
Feb. 24Umesh Deshmukh, Ph.D.
“To TRIM or NOT to TRIM in SLE and Sjögren’s Syndrome”
Mar. 3Eric Dumas
“Characterization of the Humoral Immune Response to Anthrax Infection and Vaccination”
Mar. 10Ying-Yu Wu, Ph.D.
“The Presence of IgG Autoantibodies against dsDNA and Specific B1a or B1-like B Cells in Lupus Nephritis Kidneys Depends on Expression-Associated Genotypes of BLK In Mouse and Human”
Mar. 17Ken Smith, Ph.D.
“Human antibodies to S. pneumoniae:  From vaccine response to novel anti-infectives”
Mar. 24RESCHEDULED
Mar. 31Peter C. Scacheri, Ph.D. (in the Wileman Auditorium)
“Mining the genomic dark matter: Epigenomic enhancer profiling defines signatures of cancer and common diseases”
Apr. 7Indra Adrianto, Ph.D.
“HLA Effects on Autoantibody and Epitope Production in SLE Patients”
Apr. 14Susan Kovats, Ph.D.
“IRF4 regulates lung dendritic cells during influenza
infection”
Apr. 21Yang Hu, Ph.D.

“Role of B cells in Th1 and Th17 mediated experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

Apr. 28Shu Man Fu, M.D.; Professor, University of Virginia (in the Wileman Auditorium)
“Rational approach to the treatments and clinical trials of lupus proliferative glomerulonephritis”
May 5NO SEMINAR – AAI
May 12Hal Scofield, M.D.
“X Chromosome Aneuploidies: The Last Installment”
May 19Julio Molineros, Ph.D. (in the Wileman Auditorium)
May 26NO SEMINAR – OMRF HOLIDAY