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27th Annual Philadelphia Infection and Immunity Forum

Friday, December 7, 2018

8:30 AM-4:30 PM

This event is organized by the Eastern Pennsylvania Branch & Student Chapter of the American Society for Microbiology and hosted by Drexel University College of Medicine.

7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–11 a.m. Presentations
11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Poster Sessions and Lunch
1:30–4 p.m. Presentations
4:30 p.m. Awards and Close

Keynote Speakers
Thomas E. Wellems, MD, PhD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
“Genetic Studies of Plasmodium Malaria Parasites”

Stacy M. Horner, PhD, Duke University Medical Center
“New Regulators of the Host Response to RNA Virus Infection”

Michael C. Abt, PhD, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
“Immune-Microbiota Interactions Regulate Host Defense Against C. difficile

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The event will also include platform presentations from postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, and poster presentations with awards for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.

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