North American
Comparative Immunology
Workshop

3 - 5 June  2019  /  Waterloo, ON  /  Canada

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NACI Workshop 2019

Held annually, NACI Workshops are designed to foster collaboration among established investigators, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students interested in immune function in a wide range of model and non-model organisms… read more

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Day 1
02 Jun 2019
Day 2
03 Jun 2019
Day 3
04 Jun 2019
Day 4
05 Jun 2019

Informal Night Out

HEUTHER HOTEL BILLIARD ROOM 59 King St N, Waterloo, ON N2J 2X2

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Great Hall: CONRAD GREBEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 140 Westmount Rd. N, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6

WELCOME SPEECH

Conference Coordinators    

Session #1

Aquaculture: Moderator – Pat Hanington

AN ANALYSIS OF THE ROLE OF SILVER NANOPARTICLES AS AN ANTIMICROBIAL AND IMMUNOSTIMULANT AGENT IN AQUACULTURE

Mariela Cisco, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Coffee Break

Lower Atrium

Session #2

Cytokines/Development: Moderator – Irene Salinas    

THE TNF SUPERFAMILY LIGAND AND RECEPTOR REPERTOIRE OF CARTILAGINOUS FISHES

Helen Dooley, University of Aberdeen & University of Maryland School of Medicine

THE THIRD DOMAIN OF T CELLS

Rob Miller, University of New Mexico

Lunch

Lower Atrium    

Session #3

Immunoglobulins and B cells: Moderator - Jim Stafford

DISCOVERY OF CYTOTOXIC KILLER IGT+ B CELLS IN FISH

Oriol Sunyer, University of Pennsylvania

Coffee Break

Lower Atrium    

Session #4

Development - Moderator: Dan Barreda

SITES OF HEMATOPOIESIS IN THE SEA URCHIN

Courtney Smith, George Washington University

Posters: Great Hall

Finger foods provided: Cash Bar

Registration

Great Hall: CONRAD GREBEL UNIVERSITY COLLEGE 140 Westmount Rd. N, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6

Session #5

Frogs and flies: Moderator - Mark Fast

IMMUNE DEFENSES OF AMPHIBIANS AGAINST BATRACHOCHYTRIUM FUNGI

Louise Rollins Smith, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Coffee break

Lower Atrium

Session #6

Antimicrobial/antiparasitic mechanisms: Moderator – Kathy Magor

Lunch

Lower Atrium

Walk to Wilfrid Laurier University

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Session #7

Antiviral mechanisms and treatments: Moderator – Stephanie DeWitte-Orr

EXPLORING THE ANTIVIRAL MECHANISMS OF RAINBOW TROUT VIG-3

Shanee Herrington-Krause, Wilfrid Laurier University

NACIW at 10 years

Brian Dixon, University of Waterloo  

Banquet

Hawk’s Nest

Session #8

Receptors: Moderator – Leon Grayfer

FOUR STABLE CLASS I LINEAGES IN CARTILAGINOUS FISHES

Tereza Almeida, Universidade do Porto

NONCLASSICAL LEUKOCYTE IMMUNE-TYPE RECEPTORS IN CHANNEL CATFISH, ICTALURUS PUNCTATUS

Jonathan Crider, University of Mississippi Medical Center

NOVEL ALLELES OF ANTIGEN PROCESSING GENES IN RAY-FINNED FISHES

Dustin Wcisel, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Coffee Break

Lower Atrium

Session #9

Regeneration, Perturbation and CRISPR: Moderator – Brian Dixon

2019 Location:

Waterloo, ON, Canda

Conrad Grebel University College
University of Waterloo, 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6

Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave W., Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5

SPONSORS

Wilfrid Laurier University

Univeristy of Waterloo Department of Biology

Laurier Institute for Water Science