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  • August 5, 2015

    1st Annual Immune Imaging Symposium To Be Held November 7, 2015

    The Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging at the University of Rochester will host the 1st Annual Immune Imaging Symposium November 7th, 2015 from 8:30 am – 5pm.

    The free symposium will provide a forum where the newest developments in understanding immune function through visualizing immunity ‘in action' will be shared and discussed. The goal of the symposium is to foster lively scientific discussion, exchange of ideas and future collaborations. We have an exciting program including a distinguished group of international speakers, an interactive poster session and opportunities for oral presentations from students and postdoctoral fellows.

    For more information and to register, visit the Immune Imaging Symposium website.

  • April 30, 2015

    Minsoo Kim, Ph.D. Receives 2015 School of Medicine and Dentistry Trainee Academic Mentoring Award in Basic Science

    Minsoo Kim, Ph.D. has been chosen to receive the 2015 School of Medicine & Dentistry Trainee Academic Mentoring Award in Basic Science. Minsoo will receive this award at the School's Opening Convocation, to be held Wednesday, September 9th from 4:00-5:30 pm in the Class of '62 auditorium.

  • April 15, 2015

    Elliott Lab Awarded Grant To Study The Role Of Efferocytosis In Resolving Inflammation

    The transition of the immune response from inflammation to resolution is critical for the restoration of tissue function following injury or infection. Most inflamed tissues contain large numbers of dead and dying cells, and the phagocytic clearance of these cells (a process termed "efferocytosis") by tissue-resident macrophages plays an important but poorly understood role in driving pro-resolution immune responses. CD73, the main adenosine-generating ecto-enzyme on leukocytes, exerts a wide range of immunomodulatory effects, but its role in efferocytosis is not known. The laboratory of Michael R. Elliott has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the molecular mechanisms and physiologic importance of the CD73 pathway in mediating efferocytosis-dependent immune suppression in inflamed tissues (R01AI114554). Identifying the molecular pathways that link cell clearance to inflammation could contribute to the development of novel therapeutic strategies to affect beneficial immune responses in a wide range of inflammation-related disorders.

  • February 10, 2015

    Minsoo Kim to serve as member of the Atherosclerosis and Inflammation of the Cardiovascular Systems Study Section, Center for Scientific Review

    Minsoo Kim, Ph.D. has accepted an invitation from National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve as a member of the Atherosclerosis and Inflammation of the Cardiovascular Systems Study Section, Center for Scientific Review, for the term beginning July 01, 2015 and ending June 30, 2019. Membership on a study section represents a major commitment of professional time and energy as well as a unique opportunity to contribute to the national biomedical research effort. Study sections review grant applications submitted to the NIH, make recommendations on these applications to the appropriate NIH national advisory council or board, and survey the status of research in their fields of science.

  • February 6, 2015

    Taylor Moon Appointed to Position on the HIV Replication and Pathogenesis Traning Grant

    CVBI student Taylor Moon (Rusty Elliott lab) was appointed to a position on the HIV Replication and Pathogenesis Training Grant (T32 AI049815). The center would like to congratulate Taylor on such a distinct honor.