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Mini-symposia Session I
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Natcher Conference Center
Host Response to Infectious Diseases 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Co-chaired by:
Alan Sher, Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, NIAID
Karen Elkins, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Mycobacteria, DBPAP, CBER, FDA

Sponsored by the NIH Immunology Group
Main Auditorium, Natcher Conference Center
The response of the host to infectious diseases is a critical determinant of sensitivity
or resistance to infection. Involving both the innate and adaptive immune
responses, the host response to any specific pathogen may be unique to that agent.
However, despite these unique responses, there is also a common basis for the host
response to many diverse infectious organisms. This mini-symposium will describe
the host response to several unique pathogens and provide attendees with insight into the
commonalities and differences seen in these model systems.
Animal Models and Vaccine Development for SARS
Kanta Subbarao, M.D., M.P.H.
Senior Investigator, Respiratory Viruses Section, Laboratory of Infectious Diseases,
A Novel Decoy Receptor System Regulates the Pathogenesis of Type-2 Cytokine-driven
Infectious Disease

Thomas A. Wynn, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Immunopathogenesis Section, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases,
Protective Immunity to Influenza Virus Infection
Suzanne Epstein, Ph.D.
Chief, Laboratory of Immunology and Developmental Biology, DCGT, CBER,
Common Themes and Unique Quirks in Protective Immunity to Intracellular Bacteria
Karen Elkins, Ph.D.
Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Mycobacteria, DBPAP, CBER, FDA
T Cell Dynamics in SIV Infection
Joseph Mattapallil, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Research Fellow, ImmunoTechnology Section, Flow Cytometry Core Laboratory,
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