Bursky Annual Symposium

Each year the Bursky Center hosts an annual symposium which profiles advances in the field of human immunology.

Save the date for the third annual symposium
March 7, 2019
Eric P. Newman Education Center

Second Annual Symposium Highlights

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the second annual symposium was held.  The symposium featured distinguished scientists and profiled remarkable advances in the development of treatment options for cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, and brain tumors.  The following list highlights featured talks:

"Impressions of the New NCI Director"
Norman E. "Ned" Sharpless, MD
Director, National Cancer Institute

"Things I Learned at Washington University and Industry about Drug Discovery and Development"
Philip Needleman, PhD
Professor & Chair Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology

"Leveraging Neoantigen Discovery in Glioblastoma"
Gavin Dunn, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Pathology & Immunology

Bursky Scholar

"One in a Billion: Diagnosis and Treatment of Rare Pediatric Immune Diseases"
Megan Cooper, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology & Immunology

"From Autoimmunity to Zika: Understanding Links between Cell-Intrinsic Innate Immunity, Viruses and Autoimmunity"
Jonathan Miner, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Molecular Microbiology, Pathology & Immunology

Inaugural Symposium Highlights

On Thursday, February 2, 2017, the inaugural symposium was held.  The symposium featured distinguished scientists and profiled remarkable advances in the development of treatment options for cancer, infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, and brain tumors.  The following list highlights featured talks:

"Advances in Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy"
Robert D. Schreiber, PhD
Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Distinguished Professor
Director, Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology & Immunotherapy Programs

"New Insights into Human Diseases Caused by Immune System Dysfunction"
Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD
Sam J. Levin and Audrey Lowe Levin Professor of Arthritis Research
Associate Director, Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology & Immunotherapy Programs

"Discoveries in Basic Biology of Infectious Diseases and Their Rapid Transition to Drug and Vaccine"
Michael S. Diamond, MD, PhD
Herbert S. Gasser Professor
Associate Director, Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology & Immunotherapy Programs

"Innovation, Crisis and the Role of Biotechnology"
Robert I. Tepper, MD
Partner and Co-Founder, Third Rock Ventures, LLC

"Building Better Medicines: The Role of the Biopharmaceutical Industry"
Roger M. Perlmutter, MD, PhD
Executive Vice President, Merck & Co.
President, Merck Research Laboratories