Confirmed Speakers

As of May 2016

David Artis
Yasmine Belkaid
Jean Laurent Casanova
Carolyn Coyne
Dan Cua
Jason Cyster
Mike Diamond
Andreas Diefenbach
Vishva Dixit
Adolfo Garcia-Sastre
Douglas Green
Nicola Harris
Jorge A. Henao-Mejia
Kenya Honda
Christopher Hunter
Iliyan Iliev
Axel Kallies
Hiroshi Kiyono
Shigeo Koyasu
Michael J. Lenardo
Richard Locksley
Anne O'Garra
John O'Shea
Wenjun Ouyang
Dhavalkumar Patel
Erika Pearce
Dana Philpott
Fiona Powrie
Amariliz Rivera
Federica Sallusto
Greg Sonnenberg
Tadatsugu Taniguchi
Steven Ziegler
Michael  Karin

Keynote speaker

Dr. Yasmine Belkaid obtained her Ph.D. in 1996 from the Pasteur Institute in France exploring innate immune responses to parasites. Following a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) she joined the Children’s Hospital Research Foundation in Cincinnati. In 2005, she joined National Institute of allergy and Infectious diseases and was appointed Senior Scientist in 2008. She is currently the chief of the Mucosal Immunology section and directs the NIAID Microbiome program. Her work has helped to define fundamental mechanisms involved in the control of tissue homeostasis and uncovered key roles for the commensal microbiota and dietary factors in the maintenance of tissue immunity and protection to pathogens.