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IMP retreat 2016

The IMP program returned to Mohonk Mountain House for our annual retreat, where we celebrate the program’s scientific achievements with the backdrop of beautiful fall foliage. That year’s student, postdoc, and faculty speakers fell into four categories: nuclear receptors/transcriptional regulation to start the day on Thursday, followed by mucosal barriers, talks about Mycobacterium tuberculosis on Friday morning, and lymphocytes to round out the afternoon program. In addition to talks from our own scientific community, we were honored to host Dr. Max Cooper from Emory University as our keynote speaker. He shared lessons from his historic work on lymphocyte lineages and B cell development, as well as informed us about his lab’s current work on the evolution of the immune system. Arguably this retreat’s most memorable event, however, was our first-ever trivia night after dinner on Thursday, with trivia questions designed by Weill Cornell alumnus Dr. Rob Frawley. As in past years, the 2016 retreat was a great opportunity for students, postdocs, and faculty to have fun with their colleagues, and return to New York City feeling refreshed and ready for the academic year.

Keynote Speaker

Evolution of Antigen-specific and Innate Lymphocyte
Lineages

Max D. Cooper, MD

Emory University

IMP Awardees

Krista Dubin, Pamer Lab

Benjamin Whittlock, Huse Lab

Lena Heung, Hohl Lab

Tim O' Sullivan, Sun Lab

Brittany Lewis, Pamer Lab

Mary Philip, Schietinger Lab

Kan Lin, Ehrt Lab

Woelsung Yi, Pernis Lab

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