American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI)

AAVI Mini–Symposium

Title: “Immunity of Chronic Bacterial Infections”

Monday, Dec. 4, 2 PM – 5 PM.

American Association of Veterinary Immunologists (AAVI)


2:15 PM – 3:00 PM: Keynote address by Dr. Ray Waters, 2017 Distinguished Veterinary Immunologist.
Veterinary Medical Officer, National Animal Disease Center, Tuberculosis Research Project, Ames Iowa.
“Immunology of bovine tuberculosis: Perspectives on one health approaches and defining correlates of protection versus infection.”


3:00 PM – 5:15 PM – Invited Speakers:

“Bovine γδ T Cells participate in local immunity during Myobacterium bovis infection.” Dr. Jodi McGill, Kansas State University

“Immunoinhibitory receptors PD-1 and LAG-3 contribute to T-cell exhaustion during Anaplasma marginale infection.”
Dr. Wendy Brown, Washington State University.

“WC1 hybrid pattern recognition receptors and signaling co-receptors direct immune responses by Bovine gamma delta (γδ) T cells to Pathogens.” Dr. Cynthia Baldwin, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

“Alternative immune mechanisms for protection against brucellosis” Dr. David Pascual, University of Florida