Molecular Pathogenesis: Mechanisms of Infectious Disease

Conference Summary

Since 1994, this Biennial FASEB Science Research Conference has been devoted to exciting and groundbreaking research on viral, bacterial, fungal, and protozoal pathogens. The combined themes are particularly pertinent as we now know that regardless of their taxonomic differences, microbes confront similar barriers from the host innate and acquired immune systems, thus indicating both similar and unique virulence strategies.
To achieve the objectives of promoting multi-disciplinary interactions and collaborations, the conference sessions are organized by pathogenesis theme, and each includes scientists from a variety of fields. As such, this is the only long-standing specialized international conference that regularly attracts virologists, bacteriologists, mycologists, parasitologists, immunologists, antimicrobial researchers, and translational scientists. Notable speakers include – but are certainly not limited to – Gordon Dougan, Kim Orth, Vern Carruthers, Erica Ollman Saphire, Gerry Wright, Vanessa Sperandio, Jim Kronstad, and many others. By convening together leading scientists with expertise in all areas of infectious disease, this conference optimizes information transfer, catalyzes provocative discussions, and fosters long-term cross disciplinary collaborations.  In 2017, the program will include sessions on diverse aspects of host-microbe interactions from molecular, evolutionary, immunological, and therapeutic perspectives.  Talks will also include new, state-of-the-art approaches as well as how to adapt traditional approaches to meet today’s challenges.
Finally, the relatively small size of the meeting, the diversity of fields, and many structured and informal interaction opportunities – including three poster sessions, a formal career development session the final morning of the conference, free time in the afternoon, and ‘meet the speaker’ lunch tables – make this an ideal meeting for young scientists to meet established investigators to develop networks of support that will foster career development.

Program Agenda

Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: June 5, 2017         Last Day to Register: June 19, 2017

                          Last day to submit abstracts for short talk consideration: June 12, 2017


  • Career Development Workshop
  • Meet the Expert sessions
  • Short talks selected from submitted abstracts

Keynote Speakers

Mark Heise, Ph.D.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Conference Organizers

Erin Gaynor, Ph.D.
The University of British Columbia

Michael Lorenz, Ph.D.
University of Texas McGovern 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 9-14, 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)

Click the links below for Transportation & Lodging information:

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.

Click here for additional Offsite Lodging.