Sunday, May 8, 2022 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM ET Room C123–124
Neonatal Immunity and Neuroimmunology
Co-sponsored by the AAI Minority Affairs Committee and Black in Immuno
- Michael M. Opata, Appalachian State Univ., AAI Minority Affairs Committee Member
- Dionna W. Williams, Johns Hopkins Univ. Sch. of Med.
- Michael M. Opata, Appalachian State Univ., Neonatal immunity to malaria using a mouse model
- Dionna W. Williams, Johns Hopkins Univ. Sch. of Med., Beyond GPCR recycling: β-arrestin as a neuroprotective modulator of innate immune responses
- Olivia Solomon, Univ. of Texas Med. Br., A window into experimental cerebral malaria reveals dynamics of hyper-coagulation, BBB disruption, and microgliosis
- Shevon N. Alexander, Univ. of Texas, Dallas, Sex differences in alcohol-induced behavioral sensitization
- E. Evonne Jean, Univ. of Pennsylvania Perelman Sch. of Med, Understanding the mechanisms of immunity against percutaneous infection by a skin-penetrating helminth
This session will showcase innovative research in neuroimmunology being conducted in laboratories led by prominent Black immunologists. Presentations by first authors of recently published studies in the fast-moving field of neuroimmunology will highlight the work of rising scientists and trainees from historically underrepresented groups. Given the success of these immunologists, these talks implore us to implement pathways that provide supportive and vibrant environments that continue to foster the efforts of these outstanding young investigators.