Welcome to the annual North American Comparative Immunology 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.
As a field, comparative immunology is undergoing a transformation propelled by the emergence of new and innovative genomic technologies and the recognition of a wider biological role for immunity. The study of organismal models with simple morphology or exceptional biology 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.
We look forward to seeing you at our 2017 NACI Workshop in Raleigh, North Carolina!