Autoimmune Disease Research Center

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The 12th Annual Autoimmunity Day was held on June 4, 2010 from 8:30am - 4:00pm at the Bloomberg School of Public Health in Sheldon Hall, W1214.

8:30am - 9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00am - 10:00am Philippa Marrack, Ph.D., FRS
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Jewish Health, University of Colorado
Sex and B Cells
10:00am - 10:30am Stephen Desiderio, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics, SOM
Temporal and spatial control of V(D)J recombination in health and disease
10:30am - 11:00am Break - Light Refreshments - JHSPH courtyard
11:00am - 11:30am Daniela Cihakova, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology (Immunology), SOM
IL-17 is a key player in development of dilated cardiomyopathy
11:30am - 12:00pm Richard Pierson, III, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of MD, SOM
Does loss of tolerance to autoantigens contribute to primate heart allograft injury?
12:00pm - 1:30pm LUNCH - JHSPH courtyard
1:30pm - 2:30pm Peter Gregersen, M.D.
Director, Robert S. Boas Center for Genomics & Human Genetics, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research
Genetics of human autoimmunity: connecting genotype to phenotype
2:30pm - 3:00pm Steven Brant, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine(Gastroenterology) SOM
The etiology of inflammatory bowel disease uncovered by genetics: focus on innate immunity and immune dysregulation
3:00pm - 3:30pm Robert Brodsky, M.D.
Professor of Hematology, SOM
High-dose cyclophosphamide therapy for autoimmunity and alloimmunity
3:30pm - 4:00pm Joel Pomerantz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry, SOM
Regulation of antigen-receptor signaling to NF-kB

Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Center for Autoimmune Disease Research, WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center for Autoimmune Disorders, and American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. For more information please contact Kathy Spinnato at 410-955-0330 or by e-mail

Advisory Board
Scientific Board

Dr. Antony Rosen
Dr. Jonathan Schneck
Dr. Abraham Kupfer
Dr. Drew Pardoll
Dr. Neal Halsey
Dr. Stephen Desiderio
Dr. Jay Brooks Jackson
Dr. Daniel Drachman
Dr. Mark Soloski
Dr. Diane Griffin
Dr. Grant Anhalt
We are grateful for support from the American Autoimmune-Related Disease Association and Ms. Linda Otto.

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