About The Workshop


Welcome to the annual North American Comparative Immunology (NACI) Workshops. These meetings are designed to foster collaborations among established investigators, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students interested in immune function in a wide range of model and non-model organisms.

With climate change, pollution and anthropogenic change, both wildlife and domesticated species used globally in aquaculture and agriculture face severe challenges. The study of organismal models either directly threatened or used in industry, or similar non-model organisms, provides unique insight into immunobiology, medicine and evolution and the potential for novel therapeutics.

At NACI, we highlight research in the evolution of immune systems, development of immune cells, the immune dialogue between host, microbiota, and pathogens, as well as ecological aspects of disease. Students are strongly encouraged to present their research. The workshops provide a venue for exciting interactions to generate new ideas and collaborations.

This is the 10th year since NACIW started, and it will be co-hosted by The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.

We look forward to seeing you at our 2019 NACI Workshop in Waterloo, Ontario!