Molecular Mechanisms of Immune Cell Development and Function

Conference Summary

This SRC focuses on molecular mechanisms underlying fundamental aspects of immune cell biology.  The immune system is crucial for human health, and its successful manipulation for clinical purposes will depend on a deep and sophisticated understanding of its native modes of regulation. Over the past twenty years, the immune system has also become an increasingly important model system for understanding information processing by signaling pathways, signal-dependent transcriptional regulation, control of genomic integrity and DNA repair, and principles of development from stem cells. Much leading work in these general areas comes from studies of the immune system. Furthermore, results from deep analysis of the regulation of lymphocyte development from hematopoietic stem cells link this field to a broad range of hematopoietic, oncological, and developmental mechanisms for which the lymphocyte vantage point can be very illuminating. This conference is distinctive in its focus on the molecular biology underlying immune responses, including genome-wide insights into regulatory function and dysfunction. The conference also stands out by bringing together research on B, T, NK, and innate system immune cells so that shared and contrasting mechanisms can be illuminated, both in the mature effector cells and in their developing precursors.

This SRC will include a keynote talk by Dan Litmann, a leader in the field, and formal sessions on (1) Early lymphocyte progenitors, (2) Mechanisms that underpin lymphocyte development, (3) Transcriptional regulation of lymphocyte differentiation, (4) Antigen receptor assembly, (5) Molecular and physical mechanisms that promote lymphocyte cell fate, (6) B cell activation and neoplasia, (7) The regulation of the immune responses, 8) Innate immunity and (9) Molecular pathways in innate immunity. These sessions are each anchored by 4 invited speakers with 3 shorter talks chosen from abstracts. The meeting will also include two poster sessions and two workshops consisting of short presentations chosen from submitted abstracts. By highlighting common and contrasting uses of similar mechanisms, the meeting will reveal unexpected synergies between areas of molecular immunology that are traditionally considered distinct. Such discoveries are enhanced by the program’s emphasis on mixing national and international experts with young scientists, including postdoctoral fellows and graduate students, among the presenters in an open atmosphere of scientific exchange. Finally, a large number of oral presentations will be selected from the abstracts.

Program Agenda

Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: June 18, 2017       Last Day to Register: July 16, 2017


  • Keynote address
  • Career Development Workshop
  • Short talks selected from submitted abstracts

Keynote Speaker

Dan Littman
New York University Medical School

Conference Organizers

Cornelis Murre
University of California, San Diego

Barbara Kee
University of Chicago

David Schatz
Yale University Medical School

Conference Staff

Robin Crawford, CMP, Conference Manager

Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location

Date: July 30- August 4, 2017
Base Village Conference Center
110 Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

If you fly into Denver, Colorado Mountain Express (CME) is the official shuttle service to and from Denver International Airport for the FASEB Science Research Conferences. 

Please refer to the GROUP CODE: FASEB for the discounted rate of $97.00 one-way. View shuttle rate details. To make reservations, call the reservation center at: 
1.800.525.6363 (with the United States) 
970.926.9800 (outside the United States)

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Official Conference Lodging

Stonebridge Inn
300 Carriage Way
Snowmass Village, CO
Pokolodi Lodge
25 Daly Ln
Snowmass Village, CO


If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.).

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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