2020 Abstract Q&A Sessions

SLB is excited by the wonderful response to our call for abstracts. There are two live Q&A sessions scheduled where you can view the abstracts, hear from the authors, and ask questions.  These live Q&A sessions are a great way to connect with your SLB community and learn about some of the great work being done by our early career members.  Society members can register for FREE below. Not a member? Join now!

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 Format: At each session, the 3 minute abstract video will be shown followed by a maximum 5 minute Q&A discussion period for each author. At the conclusion of the live sessions, all videos will be made available to the society membership for viewing at your leisure.

Session I: Thursday, October 22nd, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm eastern


  • JNK/AP-1 Signaling Contributes to the Impairment in S. pneumoniae Killing by Neutrophils in Aged Hosts
    Manmeet Bhalla, University at Buffalo
  • Inhibition of Src, SIRT1 or HDAC6 Reduces Transendothelial Migration of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia B cells
    Karina Elizabeth Jimenez Camacho, CINVESTAV
  • A Peptide Inhibitor of Myristoylated Alanine Rich C-Kinase Substrate (MARCKS) Protein Alters Beta2-Integrin Activation in Human Neutrophils
    Haleigh Conley, North Carolina State University
  • HS1 Deficiency Protects Against Sepsis by Regulating Neutrophil Recruitment
    Idaira Guerrero Fonseca, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN
  • The Role of the Arp2/3 Complex Inhibitory Protein Arpin in the Regulation of Endothelial Barrier Functions
    Armando Montoya Garcia, CINVESTAV
  • MitoQ as Therapy for HIV-1-Related T Cell Dysfunction
    Jordan Parker, University of California School of Medicine
  • Characterization of Aberrant Neutrophil Phenotype and Function in Diabetic Foot Ulcers
    Jayashree Vijaya Raghavan, Indian Institute of Science
  • A CRISPR/Cas9 Vector System for Neutrophil-specific Gene Disruption in Zebrafish
    Yueyang Wang, Purdue University

Session II: Friday, October 30th, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm eastern


  • Emerging Roles for the Actin-binding Protein Cortactin in the Activation of T Cells
    Ramon Castellanos, Cinvestav-IPN
  • Human Ovarian Cancer Ascites Impairs Anti-tumor Effector Functions of NK Cells
    Antonio Hrvat, University Hospital Essen
  • The Actin-Binding Protein Cortactin Promotes Sepsis Severity by Supporting Neutrophil Infiltration into the Lung
    Nathaniel Lartey Lartey, CINVESTAV
  • MyD88-Dependent TLR Signaling Enhances Macrophage Antimicrobial Function and Drives Host Resistance to Infection
    Allison Owen, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Targeting RIPK2 to Treat Intestinal Inflammation Caused by SHIP Deficiency
    Yvonne Pang, UBC-BCCHR
  • Thymic Development of Microbiota-specific T Cells
    Daniel Zegarra Ruiz, MSKCC
  • Innate Immune Characterization of TLR4 SNP Mice For IBD Phenotypes
    Alexandra Vlk, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Lysosome Fusion Maintains Phagosome Integrity During Fungal Infection
    Johannes Westman, The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Traction Force Microscopy of Neutrophils from Critically Ill Patients
    Hadley Witt, Brown University / Rhode Island Hospital