Speaker articles

Take a look at what some of our Neuro-Immune Axis speakers have published recently and chat with them about their work in Lisbon, Portugal.

Keynote Speakers:

Yasmine Belkaid, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA
Control of immunity via nutritional interventions

Charles Zuker, Columbia University, USA
Top-Down Control of Sweet and Bitter Taste in the Mammalian Brain

Gloria Choi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Maternal gut bacteria drive intestinal inflammation in offspring with neurodevelopmental disorders by altering the chromatin landscape of CD4+ T cells

Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Baylor College of Medicine, USA
Dissecting the contribution of host genetics and the microbiome in complex behaviors

Xinzhong Dong, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Astrocytes contribute to pain gating in the spinal cord

Elaine Hsiao, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Alterations in the gut microbiota contribute to cognitive impairment induced by the ketogenic diet and hypoxia

Jun Huh, Harvard University, USA
A bacterial bile acid metabolite modulates Treg activity through the nuclear hormone receptor NR4A1

Johanna Joyce, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Interrogation of the Microenvironmental Landscape in Brain Tumors Reveals Disease-Specific Alterations of Immune Cells

Michelle Monje, Stanford University, USA
NF1 mutation drives neuronal activity-dependent initiation of optic glioma

Daniel Mucida, The Rockefeller University, USA
Adrenergic Signaling in Muscularis Macrophages Limits Infection-Induced Neuronal Loss

Shruti Naik, New York University Langone Health, USA
One Size Does Not Fit All: Diversifying Immune Function in the Skin

Josef Priller, University of Edinburgh, UK
Single-cell mass cytometry of microglia in major depressive disorder reveals a non-inflammatory phenotype with increased homeostatic marker expression

Hai Qi, Tsinghau University, China
BCL6 controls contact-dependent help delivery during follicular T-B cell interactions

Asya Rolls, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Insular cortex neurons encode and retrieve specific immune responses

Dorothy Schafer, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
Targeted Complement Inhibition at Synapses Prevents Microglial Synaptic Engulfment and Synapse Loss in Demyelinating Disease

Miguel Soares, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
Loss of α-gal during primate evolution enhanced antibody-effector function and resistance to bacterial sepsis

Caroline Sokol, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Substance P Release by Sensory Neurons Triggers Dendritic Cell Migration and Initiates the Type-2 Immune Response to Allergens

Henrique Veiga-Fernandes, Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Portugal
Neuro-mesenchymal units control ILC2 and obesity via a brain–adipose circuit


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