4th Annual Duke Innate Immunity Group (DIIG) Symposium of Innate Immunity, Inflammation and Diseases

May 23, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Actual event times TBD

Featured Speakers


Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D

Antiviral Immune Response at the Mucosal Surfaces

Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology  
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.


Philippe Gros, Ph.D


Gene Discovery in Neuroinflammation

Philippe Gros, Ph.D
Distinguished Investigator of the CIHR.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
McGill University, Montreal, Canada


Elizabeth Grice, Ph.D


Skin Microbiome Roles in Inflammation and Wound Healing

Elizabeth Grice, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.



Jennifer Martinez, Ph.D


Non-canonical Autophagy-Mediated Immunosuppression

Jennifer Martinez, Ph.D
Investigator, Immunity, Inflammation and Diseases
Laboratory/Inflammation and Autoimmunity Group,
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, U.S.A.



Poster awards for graduate student and post-doctoral trainees. 

A box lunch will be provided to registered attendees.


Please Register by April 23rd.   Registration


Organized by the Duke Innate Immunity Group (DIIG):  Drs. Amanda MacLeod, Jörn Coers, Mari Shinohara, Gianna Hammer, Sunhee Lee, David Tobin and Donghai Wang

With support from the Duke School of Medicine, Departments of Dermatology, Immunology, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Center for Host Microbial Interactions, Tri-Institutional Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program, Duke Microbiome Center, and the Pinnell Center for Investigative Dermatology