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NIH Research Festival 2006
2006 NIH Research Festival

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October 17 - October 20
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Concurrent Symposia
  Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Natcher Auditorium

Pathogen Manipulation of Host Response

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Co-chaired by Jonathan Yewdell (NIAID) and Alan Sher (NIAID)
Submitted by Immunology Interest Group Steering Committee

Balcony C, Natcher Conference Center

The unexpectedly large number of strategies used by pathogens to evade and/or manipulate the host immune response has only become clear in the recent past.  NIH scientists have played key roles in uncovering this aspect of host-pathogen interaction, whose understanding is essential to both effective vaccine design and the generation of new therapeutic agents.   The speakers in this session will discuss how mycobacteria, parasites and viruses influence host responses for their benefit. 


The Fall and Rise of Mycobacterial Virulence Determinants
Clifton Barry, NIAID

Role and Antigen Specificity of Natural Treg during Parasitic Infections
Yasmine Belkaid, NIAID

Herpesviruses vs. Interferon: A Battle Royal for Survival
Jeffrey Cohen, NIAID

Influenza A Virus vs. Host Immunity: Old and New Tricks
Jonathan W. Yewdell, NIAID

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