November 20, 2019
8:30 am - 2:00 pm
EPNEC Auditorium, 320 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110


Poster Session:


We are delighted to invite you to our seventh annual Center for Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases (CNND) Mini-symposium, which is planned for November 20, 2019 at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo at the Eric P. Newman Education Center at 320 S. Euclid Ave.

This year, the CNND will invite members of the newly established Mississippi Atchfalaya River Basin (MARB) Neuroimmunology Society, comprised of academic researchers with interest in neuro-immune science that hail from geographic locations that all feed into the MARB, which includes 23 states in which are located 25 top medical institutions.

In order to reach a wide audience of investigators interested in neuro-immune biology, our speakers will address a variety of neuroimmunological topics:

Symposium Schedule:

  • Registration opens
  • Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00am – Opening Remarks – Ralph G. Dacey, Jr., MD-Henry G & Edith R Schwartz Professor of Neurosurgery, Washington University School of Medicine
    • Introduction to CNND and MARB – Robyn Klein, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Immunology, Anatomy & Neurobiology, Director of CNND, Washington University School of Medicine
    • Introduction to Speakers – Anne Cross, MD, Professor of Neurology, Co-Director of CNND, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 9:30am – Sarah Lutz, PhD – NEW MARB INVESTIGATOR, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
  • 10:00am – Melissa A. Brown, PhD – Professor in Microbiology-Immunology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • 10:30am – Francisco J. Quintana, PhD – Professor of Neurology, Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Associate Member, The Broad Institute
  • 11:15am – Daniel S. Reich, MD, PhD – Translational Neuroradiology Section, NINDS, NIH
  • 11:45am – Isaac Chiu, PhD – Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School
  • 12:15pm – Li Gan, PhD – Head of Appel Center, Cornell School of Medicine
  • Lunch
  • Poster Session
  • Poster Awards