July 2013: M&I research featured at five international conferences

M&I was well-represented in the programming of at least five international meetings.

The FASEB Summer Research Conference on Autoimmunity was held in Saxtons River, Vermont. Jenny Ting spoke on “NLRs in Immunity and Beyond.” (Conference organizer Rachel Caspi will be one of our M&I seminar speakers in September.) 

The 38th Annual International Herpesvirus Workshop was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

The American Society for Virology also launched their 32nd annual meeting on the Penn State University campus. Blossom Damania chaired a symposium and presented a talk. Mark Heise led another symposium and also spoke in that session. Ralph Baric and former M&I postdoc Matt Frieman (now Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland) both led workshop sessions. Blossom, Mark, and Matt also led lunch discussions. 
The FASEB Summer Research Conference on Microbial Pathogenesis was held in Snowmass Village, Colorado. Virginia Miller chaired a session, Peggy Cotter and I gave talks, and M&I postdoc Roger Pechous also gave a talk. Peggy also helped lead a career development workshop on the last day of the conference. 

The Gordon Research Conference on Staphylococcal Diseases was held July 28 - August 2 in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. Tony Richardson chaired a session, and former M&I postdoc George Stewart, now Chair of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri, led another session.