On Thursday, May 25, 2023, the sixth annual symposium was held.  The symposium featured distinguished scientists and profiled remarkable advances in the development of treatment options for cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, and brain tumors.  The following list highlights featured talks:

  • “Thymic mimetic cells: tolerogenic masqueraders”
    Diane Mathis, PhD
    Morton Grove-Rasmussen Chair of Immunohematology and Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology,
    Harvard Medical School 
  • “The many faces of Class II antigen presenting cells”
    Dan Littman, MD, PhD
    Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Professor of Molecular Immunology, The Kimmel Center for Biology and Medicine of the Skirball Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute,
    New York University School of Medicine
  • “Innate immune activation in the thymus”
    Kristin Hogquist, PhD
    David M. Brown Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Associate Director of the Center for Immunology, 
    University of Minnesota
  • “Challenging the current paradigms explaining autoimmune disease.”
    Wayne Yokoyama, MD
    Sam J Levin and Audrey Loew Levin Professor of Medicine, Professor of  Pathology and Immunology, 
    Washington University School of Medicine