The current class of Tsinghua University visiting research scholars at the University of Pittsburgh will present their work during virtual poster sessions from 1–2 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, April 28 and 29 via Zoom. For Tsinghua scholars, participation in such poster sessions provides an important opportunity to practice describing their scientific research in a professional setting before mentors, fellow students, and other trainees and faculty.
In a collaboration that began in 2011, medical students from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, come to the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for a two-year biomedical research training program. Periodic poster sessions typically take place yearly in Pittsburgh and Beijing to build relationships and educate each site about the other’s work.
A downloadable copy of the poster abstracts can be found here.
|SESSION 2—IMMUNOLOGY, INFLAMMATION, AND SEPSIS I
MODERATOR—TIM BILLIAR, MD
28 APRIL, 1:00 P.M.
Meeting ID: 985 1915 3511
|Heth Turnquist, PhD
|Regulatory T cell-derived amphiregulin activates fibroblasts to promote chronic rejection after heart transplantation
|Tim Billiar, MD
|TLR9 modulates peritoneal immunity via regulating the biology of fibroblastic reticular cells
|Daniel Kaplan, MD, PhD
|Cognate antigen rechallenge expands the numerical size of resident memory T cells in epidermis and triggers their migration into circulation
|Mandy McGeachy, PhD
|The role of IL17-IκBζ signaling in stromal cells and dextran sodium sulfate-induced (DSS) colitis