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Phagocytes (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Exploring the Spectrum of Phagocyte Function in Inflammation, Infection and Resolution


May 30-31, 2015


Waterville Valley
Waterville Valley, NH


Mallary Greenlee-Wacker

Associate Chair:
Laura C. Whitmore

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Phagocytes is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The goal of this meeting is to highlight recent advances in the field of phagocyte biology. Participants will have the unparalleled opportunity to present and discuss their research, exchange ideas, and establish collaborations. The meeting will include three scientific sessions with oral presentations from selected abstracts addressing the role of phagocytes in inflammation, host-pathogen interactions, and resolution of inflammation. The meeting will also include a poster session, providing young investigators additional opportunities to discuss their research and engage in networking opportunities. The meeting will conclude with a mentorship session focused on successfully transitioning from trainee to independent scientist.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Phagocytes" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

2:00 pm - 5:00 pmArrival and Check-in
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:45 pm - 4:30 pmPhagocytes in Resolution
Discussion Leader: Matthew Long (University of Washington, USA)
3:45 pm - 4:05 pmJesmond Dalli (Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA)
"Maresin Conjugates in Tissue Regeneration Promote the Resolution of Infections and Tissue Regeneration"
4:05 pm - 4:15 pmDiscussion
4:15 pm - 4:25 pmAmanda Wong (University of Michigan Medical School, USA)
"Mechanisms of Lysosomal Membrane Damage Responses in Macrophages"
4:25 pm - 4:30 pmDiscussion
4:30 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmPhagocytes in Immunity
Discussion Leader: Stephanie Lathrop (Rocky Mountain Laboratories / National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, USA)
7:30 pm - 7:50 pmLauren Kinkead (University of Iowa, USA)
"Insights into the Mechanisms of Neutrophil Apoptosis Inhibition by Francisella tularensis"
7:50 pm - 8:00 pmDiscussion
8:00 pm - 8:20 pmKyle Novakowski (McMaster University, Canada)
"In a Pool of Transcript Variants, What Can We Learn About Macrophage Scavenger Receptors?"
8:20 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 8:50 pmBas Surewaard (University of Calgary, Canada)
"Intravital Imaging of Staphylococcus aureus Replication Within Kupffer Cells"
8:50 pm - 9:00 pmDiscussion
9:00 pm - 9:20 pmYu Zhu (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
"Blockade of CSF1R Signaling Reprograms Tumor-Associated Macrophages to Improve Cancer Immune Surveillance and Responses to Immunotherapy"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amPhagocytes in Inflammation
Discussion Leader: Daniel Schlam (The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
9:00 am - 9:20 amJuhi Bagaitkar (Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, USA)
"Neutrophilic Response to Sterile Inflammation Is Regulated by the NADPH Oxidase via an IL-1a/G-CSF Axis"
9:20 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:50 amPedro Marques (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil)
"Hepatic DNA Release and Deposition Is a Hallmark of Drug-Induced Liver Injury and Inflammation"
9:50 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amGabriele Zuchtriegel (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany)
"Spatiotemporal Expression Dynamics of Selectins Govern the Sequential Extravasation of Neutrophils and Monocytes in the Acute Inflammatory Response"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amHarikesh Wong (The Hospital for Sick Children, Canada)
"Priming Integrins Through CX3CL1 Enhances CD36 Receptor Responsiveness and Accelerates Macrophage Foam Cell Formation"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmMentorship Component: Trainees to Scientists - Road Map for a Successful Transition
Discussion Leader: Laura Whitmore (University of Iowa, USA)
1:30 pm - 2:10 pmPanel Discussion
  • Dianne Cox (Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA)
  • Jessie Kubes (Innovate Calgary, Canada)
  • Paul Kubes (University of Calgary, Canada)
  • Samuel Silverstein (Columbia University Medical Center, USA)
2:10 pm - 2:30 pmGeneral Discussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes

Funding for this conference was made possible [in part] by 1 R13 AI117977-01 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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