Saturday, May 7, 2022 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET Room A107–109
Immunomodulation and Immunotherapy: Lessons to Improve Health
Sponsored by the AAI Veterinary Immunology Committee
- Janice C. Telfer, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, AAI Veterinary Immunology Committee Chair
- Renukaradhya J. Gourapura, The Ohio State Univ. Col. of Food Agri. & Envrn. Sci.
- Jacques Robert, Univ. of Rochester Med. Ctr., Xenopus as nonmammalian experimental organism for investigating host interactions with non-TB mycobacteria
- Alix K. Berglund, North Carolina State Univ. Col. of Vet. Med., Immunomodulation by mesenchymal stem cells: mechanisms, clinical implications, and future directions
- Brian P. Dolan, Oregon State Univ., Modulation of the immune system in wild animals
- Renukaradhya J. Gourapura, The Ohio State Univ. Col. of Food Agri. & Envrn. Sci., Nature of vaccine delivery vehicle determines the Th1- and Th2-based immunity to intranasal influenza vaccine in a pig model
Approaches to improve health via immunomodulation or immunotherapy cross into both human and veterinary medicine. Non-murine animal models, advances in vaccine formulations, and therapeutic modalities in domestic animals have translational applications for improving human health. This symposium will highlight comparative immunologic models, the clinical implications of using stem cells as immunomodulators, insight on novel therapeutic approaches for animal health, and immunomodulation approaches to decrease infectious disease. Collectively, the talks presented in this symposium will showcase the translational cohesion between veterinary and human health to support the current “One Health” research concept.