On Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the fourth annual symposium was held.  he 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:

  • “CD8 T Cell Lifestyle in Chronic Viral Infection and Cancer
    Rafi Ahmed, PhD
    Emory Vaccine Center Director and Professor
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • “Molecular and cellular targeting for S. aureus vaccine design”
    Julie Bubeck-Wardenberg, MD, PhD
    Donald B Strominger Professor of Pediatrics
    Division Chief, Critical Care Medicine
  • “B Cell Response to Viruses: From Bedside to Bench and Back
    Ali H. Ellebedy, PhD
    Associate Professor of Pathology and Immunology
    Bursky Center Scholar Class of 2017
  • “SARS-CoV-2 cell entry and inhibition”
    Sean Whelan, PhD
    Marvin A. Brennecke Distinguished Professor of Microbiology
    Head Department of Molecular Microbiology

Watch a video of the symposium here – https://wustl.box.com/s/vs80z3a1j86kokoubtoz9x5njz20ff5k