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Save the Date: Center for Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases Annual Symposium

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 8:30 am – 3:15 pm
Eric P. Newman Education Center (EPNEC)
320 S. Euclid Avenue
St. Louis, MO

This year’s symposium, “Gut Feeling: Microbiome Effects on the Nervous 

System in Health and Disease” will include presentations by several 

world-renowned experts on the interplay between microbiome and CNS 

development, nervous system homeostasis and neurologic disorders.

There will be an opportunity for junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows 

and students to present a poster and win an award for best posters in 

the postdoctoral fellow and student category.


Symposium Schedule

8:30     Registration opens

8:45     Continental breakfast

9:00     Opening Remarks  – Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD, Robert J. Glaser Distinguished University Professor and Director of Center for Genome Sciences, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Washington University

9:10 Introduction – Robyn Klein MD, PhD – Professor, Department of Medicine, Director of CNND,

Washington University

9:20 Introduction to Speakers – Anne Cross, MD, Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Co-Director of CNND, Washington University

9:30     Josef Anrather, VMD Professor of Neuroscience, Feil Family Brain & Mind Research Institute

Weill Cornell Medicine, New York

10:00    Haydeh Payami, PhD, Lead Investigator of the NeuroGenetics Research Consortium Department of Neurology, University of Alabama, Birmingham

10:30    Break

10:45 John Bienenstock, CM, MD (Hon), FRCP, FRCPC, FRSC Distinguished University Professor, Pathology & Molecular Medicine, Director, The Brain Body Institute (BBI), McMaster University

11:15    Elaine Y. Hsiao, PhD, Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology & Physiology

University of California, Los Angeles

11:45    Ana Maria Arbeleaz, MD, MSCI, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology & Diabetes

Research, Patient Oriented Research Unit, Washington University School of Medicine

12:30    Lunch

1:00     Poster Session

3:00     Poster awards


You may contact Robyn Klein, MD, PhD, director of Center for Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Diseases at


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