Conferences and Retreats

2017 Conference Highlights

AAI-2017 in Washington, D.C.

AAI Award Recipients:
Second-Year Members AAI Trainee Abstract Award – Bharat Behl and Joseph Ryan
AAI Trainee Poster Award – Ishita Banerjee
AAI Early-Career Faculty Travel Award – Sivapriya Kailasan Vanaja, D.V.M, Ph.D. and Kepeng Wang, Ph.D.
Young Investigator Travel Award from AAI in the year 2017 – Dr. Kepeng Wang
Block Symposium “Molecular Pathways in Autoimmunity” Speaker - Andrei Medvedev, Ph.D.  His talk was entitled, “Deficiency in IRAK4 activity attenuates manifestations of murine lupus”

Below are some highlights from the 2017 AAI.

 

AAI Conference 2017, Washington, D.C.
AAI Conference 2017, Washington, D.C.
AAI Conference 2017, Washington, D.C.
AAI Conference 2017, Washington, D.C.
AAI Conference 2017, Washington, D.C.
AAI Conference 2017, Washington, D.C.
AAI Conference 2017, Washington, D.C.
AAI Conference 2017, Washington, D.C.

AAI Capitol Hill Day

May 16, 2017

AAI Capitol Hill Day - May 16, 2017
April Masters visited Capitol Hill to advocate for NIH funding of biomedical science research. She met with a number of Connecticut delegates including representatives from Senator Chris Murphy’s office and other AAI members representing. (April is second from the right.)

2016 Conference Highlights

AAI-2016 in Seattle

AAI Award Recipients:
First-Year Members AAI Trainee Abstract Award - Chaitali Basole
First-Year Members AAI Trainee Abstract Award - Basak B. Cicek
AAI Early-Career Faculty Travel Award - Vijay Rathinam, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Below are some highlights from the 2016 AAI.

 

AAI Conference 2016, Seattle, WA
AAI Conference 2016, Seattle, WA
AAI Conference 2016, Seattle, WA
AAI Conference 2016, Seattle, WA

2015 Conference Highlights

AAI-2015 in New Orleans

2015 AAI Trainee Poster Awardees

2015 AAI Trainee Poster Awardees from left to right: Nandini Acharya, Dr. Naomi Tsurutani and Mai Fujiwara

2015 AAI Trainee Abstract Awardees

2015 AAI Trainee Abstract Awardees from left to right: Roslyn Taylor, Emily Anstadt, Dr. Crystal Morales, Paurvi Shinde, Dr. Payal Mittal, Cory Brennick, Dr. Alok das Mohapatra (Not featured: Dr. Sara Colpitts and Yinghong Hu)

2015 AAI Trainee Poster Awardees

The Department of Immunology was well represented at AAI-2015!

Drs. Tsurutani and Mittal

Drs. Tsurutani and Mittal having a royally good time at AAI.

Other 2015 Conference Attendees

Crystal Morales

Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Crystal Morales presented a poster at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories – Fundamental Immunology & Its Therapeutic Potential Conference. April, 2015

2014 Retreat Highlights

Immunology Graduate Program Retreat
Mark Twain House & Museum, Hartford, CT
October, 2014

Immunology Graduate Programs Directors

Immunology Graduate Program Director, Dr. Leonardo Aguila and Associate Director, Dr. Linda Cauley.

Immunology Graduate Program Group

Immunology Graduate Program Group Photo – October, 2014.

Julia Svedova and Roslyn Taylor

Congratulations to Julia Svedova and Roslyn Taylor – Winners of the student abstract competition at the 2014 Immunology Graduate Program Retreat.