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Institute for Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease International Symposium

Drexel University College of Medicine presents:
5th International Symposium on Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease

Promoting Innovation Through Collaboration

November 14–16, 2017

245 N. 15th Street • Philadelphia, PA 19102

Major areas of focus to include:

  • Genomics/bioinformatics and microscopy in infectious disease
  • Fibrotic disease and cancer
  • HIV disease, vaccines and therapeutics
  • Temple/Drexel city-wide neuroAIDS workshop

Register for the Symposium
Registration is required, but free

Submit an Abstract
Deadline: November 3, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

For information, call 215.762.7598 or email Betty Condran at

2016 International Symposium

Symposium Highlights

  • "Synthetic Lethal Approaches to Cancer Therapy"
    Drexel Prize in Cancer Biology Lecture: Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS
  • "The Molecular Basis for a Future HIV Cure: The Ins and Outs of HIV Latency"
    Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine Lecture: Jonathan Karn, PhD
  • "HIV infection and Mucosal Immunity: Siege and Defense"
    Drexel Prize in Immunology Lecture: Satya Dandekar, PhD
  • "Selectively Non-selective Inhibition of Innate Immunity: Treatment for End Organ Diseases of Infectious and Non-infectious Etiologies"
    Drexel's Hilary Koprowski Prize in Neurovirology Lecture: Harris A. Gelbard, MD, PhD
  • "Next Generation Sequencing, Climate, and Cholera"
    Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease Lecture: Rita Colwell, PhD

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2014 International Symposium

Symposium Highlights

  • "Blocking Interleukin-1-Mediated Inflammation: From Basic Biology to Clinical Benefits"
    Immunology, Inflammation, and Autoimmunity | Drexel Prize in Immunology Lecture
  • "The Human Microbiome in Health and Disease"
    Microbial Pathogenesis and Vaccines | Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease Lecture
  • "Cancer Metabolism Comes of Age"
    Cancer Biology and Neoplastic Disease | Drexel Prize in Cancer Biology Lecture
  • "Translational Research in Brain and Spinal Cord Injury: Accomplishments and Future Directions"
    Spinal Cord and Traumatic Brain Injury | Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine Lecture
  • "Varicella zoster Virus and Giant Cell Arteritis"
    HIV CNS Disease, Reservoirs, and Eradication | Drexel's Hilary Koprowski Prize in Neurovirology Lecture

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2013 International Symposium

Symposium Highlights

  • "MYC: Targeting Metabolism in Cancer"
    Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD
  • "T Cell Memory and Exhaustion"
    Rafi Ahmed, PhD | Drexel Prize in Immunology
  • "Small Game Hunting"
    W. Ian Lipkin, MD | Drexel Prize in Translational Medicine
  • "A Worm's Tale: RNA Memories and Secrets of Inheritance and Immortality"
    Craig Mello, PhD | Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease
  • "SIV model of HIV CNS disease: Macrophages as latent viral reservoirs"
    Janice Clements, PhD | Hilary Koprowski Memorial Lecture in Neurovirology

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2012 International Symposium

Symposium Highlights

  • "The rotavirus vaccine: From bench to bedside"
    Paul Offit, MD | Drexel Prize in Translational Research
  • "A view to a kill: Molecular and cellular interactions in pathogenesis"
    John Mekalanos, PhD | Drexel Prize in Infectious Disease
  • "How mammals sense infection"
    Nobel Laureate Bruce Beutler, MD | Drexel Prize in Immunology

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Students walking down the hall at the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease at Drexel University College of Medicine.