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Johns Hopkins Allergy and Clinical Immunology Fall Symposium

Please join us on November 18, 2022 for our annual Fall Symposium. Dr. Peisong Gao will be our host this year, please see our agenda below.

Our title this year is: Environmental Exposures, COVID-19 and Lung Diseases: Potential Mechanistic Insights

Please RSVP by November 7 to Katie Sheldon (

8:30-9:00   Registration and Continental Breakfast    
9:00-9:15   Welcome and in memory of Dr. Lawrence M. Lichtenstein, Founder of our division     
    Donald MacGlashan, Ph.D.    
9:15-10:00   Understanding the relationship between Allergic Disease and SARS-CoV-2 Risk”    
    Max Seibold, Ph.D.    
10:00-10:45   Sympathetic nerves facilitate the establishment of T helper 2 resident memory cells following allergen exposure in early life    
    Xingbin Ai, Ph.D.    
10:45-11:00   Break    
11:00-11:45   Asthmatic Epithelium:  Stressed out with  functional implications     
    Sally Wenzel, M.D.    
11:45-12:15   A new look at the solitary airway chemosensory cells: sensors of allergens in the respiratory and olfactory mucosa    
    Lora BNKOVA, M.D.    
12:15-1:15   Lunch    
1:15-2:00   Environmental health disparities in asthma    
    Meredith McCormack, M.D.    
2:00-2:45   Functional characterization of  GWAS genes implicated in COPD and asthma    
    Xiaobo Zhou, Ph.D.    
2:45-3:00   Break    
3:00-3:45   Interferons: friends or foes in in lung viral infections?    
    Ivan Zanoni, Ph.D.    
3:45 -4:15   In vivo genetic engineering of macrophages to control adaptive immunity    
    Mario Leonardo Squadrito, Ph.D.    
4:15 -4:45   Environmental exposure, asthma, and mechanistic insights
    Peisong Gao, M.D., Ph.D.

Kelsey Bennett