• Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases

  • Featured Event

    Green Buildings and Health: From the Lab to the Real World

    Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University present the results of a new study showing that employees in high-performing, green-certified buildings had higher cognitive function test scores than those in similarly high-performing buildings that were not green certified, even after controlling for other potential explanatory factors.

  • Events 

    Thursday, November 3, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Microbial Influences in Cardio–Metabolic Diseases

    Speakers: Henrik Bjørn Nielsen (Clinical-Microbiomics A/S), Martin J. Blaser (New York University Langone Medical Center), Patrice D. Cani (Universite Catholique de Louvain, LDRI), Rachel Carmody (Harvard University), Stanley L. Hazen (Cleveland Clinic), Gerald I. Shulman (Yale University School of Medicine), Marion Soto (Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard Medical School), and Dan Winer (University of Toronto)

    The microbiome is emerging as an important regulator of health, and disease well beyond the digestive tract. This symposium will highlight recent research innovations and therapeutic applications from the microbiome with a focus on metabolic disease.

    May 15 - 17, 2017

    13th International Conference on Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

    Keynote Speaker: Vijay K. Kuchroo, DVM, PhD, Harvard Institutes of Medicine

    Learn about most recent advances in basic, translational, and clinical research on the rare, acquired disorder, Myasthenia Gravis, as well as implications of this research on a range of related autoimmune and neuromuscular diseases.

  • Past Events

    Thursday, September 8, 2016 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Targeting Inflammation and Podocytopathy in Chronic Kidney Disease

    Speakers: Hans-Joachim Anders (University of Munich), John Cijiang He (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai), Matthias Kretzler (University of Michigan), Kevin V. Lemley (University of Southern California), Jochen Reiser (Rush University Medical Center), Myung K. Shin (Merck & Co. Inc.), Katalin Susztak (University of Pennsylvania), and Roger C. Wiggins (University of Michigan)

    Accumulating evidence supports a role for renal inflammation and podocytopathy in pathogenesis and progression of chronic kidney disease. This symposium will delve into the mechanisms underlying this pathology.

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016 | 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

    Multiple Sclerosis: Diagnostic and Treatment Frontiers

    Keynote Speaker: Giancarlo Comi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)

    Explore novel and emerging treatments for multiple sclerosis, including biomarkers and MRI usage in disease diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring.

    Monday, June 13, 2016 | 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

    2016 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine: Resolution of Inflammation

    Speakers: Ruslan M. Medzhitov (Yale School of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute), Mauro Perretti (The William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London), Charles N. Serhan (Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School), Lars Klareskog (Karolinska Institutet), and Kevin J. Tracey (The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research)

    This symposium will honor Dr. Charles N. Serhan, the recipient of the 2016 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, for his important discoveries in identifying bioactive mediators and cellular pathways critical in the resolution of inflammatory diseases.

    Friday, June 3, 2016 | 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

    Antibiotics in Food: Can Less Do More?

    Speakers: Agnes C. Agunos (Public Health Agency of Canada), Seamus Fanning (University College Dublin), Delia Grace (International Livestock Research Institute), William J. Hall (Wellcome Trust), Francois Malouin (Sherbrooke University), James L. Marsden (Chipotle Mexican Grill), Alan G. Mathew (Purdue University), H. Morgan Scott (Texas A&M University), Stacy E. Sneeringer (USDA), Jaap A. Wagenaar (Utrecht University), and David R. Wolfgang (Pennsylvania State University)

    Antibiotics have been used in human and animal medicine for decades. Reducing the use of antibiotics changes the dynamic between the food supply, food safety, and public health. Food safety practices may emerge a catalyst for change.

  • Publications 


    HIV 2016: HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases

    Featured Speaker: Peter Godfrey-Faussett (UNAIDS)

    Participants gathered at the New York Academy of Sciences to discuss one of the next frontiers in the HIV field: how NCDs and HIV interact, how they should be treated, and how policy needs to adapt to facilitate effective treatment for people living with NCDs.


    Food–Microbiome Interaction: Implications for Health and Disease

    Keynote Speakers: John Bienenstock (McMaster University, Canada) and Jeffrey Gordon (Washington University in St. Louis)

    This eBriefing discusses the links between gut microbiota, diet, and health. It covers topics including the microbiome in development; microbiome interactions outside the gut; and the therapeutic potential of targeting the microbiome.


    Special Issue: MARROW

    Edited by Mone Zaidi (Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York)

    Original research and review manuscripts covering topics in basic and translational bone and bone marrow biology.


    Disease Drivers of Aging: The 2016 Advances in Geroscience Summit

    Keynote Speakers: Richard Hodes (National Institute on Aging, NIH), Felipe Sierra (National Institute on Aging, NIH), Steven Austad (University of Alabama at Birmingham), and Elissa Epel (University of California, San Francisco)

    This eBriefing looks at how chronic diseases—specifically HIV/AIDS, diabetes, and cancer—affect aging, with a focus on the seven mechanistic pillars of aging.