Catalyzing change

Since 2015, FASI has been hosting symposiums to showcase our scientists' cutting edge allergy research

Food Biology in Health and Disease

8:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
8:45 am
Opening remarks
Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD, Yale School of Medicine
9:00 – 10:30 am
Session 1: Diet, Microbiome, and Immunity
Yasmine Belkaid, PhD, National Institutes of Health
Michiko Oyoshi, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Jeffrey Gordon, MD, Washington University School of Medicine
10:45 – 12:15 pm
Session 2: Gut Mucosa Biology
Daria Esterhazy, PhD, University of Chicago
Irene Salinas, PhD, University of New Mexico
Malin Johansson, PhD, University of Gothenburg
1:15 – 2:30 pm
Session 3: FASI Research Spotlight
Cameron Flayer, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Rocky Barilla, BS, Harvard Medical School
Daping Yang, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Anna Eisenstein, MD, PhD, Yale School of Medicine
2:30 – 4:00 pm
Session 4: Type 2 Immune Responses
Cecilia Berin, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
De’Broski Herbert, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
William Gause, PhD, Rutgers University
4:00 pm
Closing remarks
Ruslan Medzhitov, PhD, Yale School of Medicine
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Poster Session & Reception


Food Biology in Health and Disease

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Opening remarks
Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., Yale University
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Nutritional priorities for health: New scientific directions
Dariush Mozaffarian, M.D., Dr.PH., Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
Discovery and engineering of plant chemistry for plant and human health
Elizabeth Sattely, Ph.D., Stanford University
12:15 PM – 12:45 PM
Dietary fiber and mucus-degrading bacteria in health and disease
Eric C. Martens, Ph.D., University of Michigan Medical School
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM
Mapping uncharted landscapes of host-microbiota connectivity
Noah Palm, Ph.D., Yale University School of Medicine
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM
1:45 PM – 2:15 PM
Mechanisms of oral tolerance breakdown in food allergy
Talal A. Chatila, M.D., Boston Children’s Hospital
2:15 PM – 2:45 PM
Immune responses to dietary antigen
Bana Jabri, M.D., Ph.D., University of Chicago
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Internal organ sensory systems
Stephen D. Liberles, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM
A subliminal sense for calories
Diego V. Bohorquez, Ph.D., Duke University School of Medicine
3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Closing remarks
Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., Yale University

Neuro-immune Communications

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration & breakfast
9:00 am – 9:15 am
Opening remarks
Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., Yale University
9:15 am – 10:00 am
Keynote: The Neural basis of sugar craving
Charles Zuker, Ph.D., Columbia University
10:00 am – 10:30 am
The Gut-Brain Axis and Reward
Ivan De Araujo, DPhil, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
10:30 am – 10:45 am
10:45 am – 11:15 am
Neuro-immune interactions in the gut
Daniel Mucida, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University
11:15 am – 11:45 am
Neuronal Regulation of Innate Lymphoid Cells
Henrique Veiga-Fernandes, Ph.D., Champalimaud Centre for the
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
Regulation of intestinal inflammation
David Artis, Ph.D., Weill Cornell Medical College
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Short talk: Neuroimmune Loops in the Initiation of Allergic Immune

Caroline Sokol, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Innate immune mechanisms regulating brain development
Anna Molofsky, M.D., Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm
Microglia Diversity and Function in Health & Disease
Beth Stevens, Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm
Lightning talk: CGRP negatively regulates alarmin-driven ILC2 responses
Antonia Wallrapp, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Neuron atlases as roadmaps to disease
Aviv Regev, Ph.D., Broad Institute
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Keynote: Nociceptor driven inflammation
Clifford Woolf, Ph.D., Boston Children’s Hospital
4:00 – 4:05 pm
Closing remarks
4:05 pm – 6:00 pm
Poster session & reception

What Feeds Allergies?

7:30 am – 8:30 am
Registration & Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:45 am
Opening remarks
Eric S. Lander, Ph.D., Broad Institute
8:45 am – 9:30 am
Keynote: Ecological perspectives on food allergy
Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D.,
Yale University
9:30 am – 10:00 am
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Precision medicine in food allergy: challenges and opportunities
Stephen J.
Galli, M.D.,
Stanford University School
of Medicine
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Mechanisms of food OIT
Kari Nadeau, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
11:00 am – 11:30 am
Food allergen thresholds and quantitative risk assessment: putting the science into

Joseph Baumert, Ph.D.,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Pathoetiology and genetics of recently emerging new food allergy disorder eosinophilic

Marc E.
Rothenberg M.D., Ph.D., Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
12:45pm – 1:30pm
Keynote: Innate allergy
Richard M. Locksley, M.D., University of
California, San Francisco
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Immune profiling of pediatric food allergic cohorts
M. Cecilia Berin, Ph.D.,

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Insights into the regulation of IgE B cells
Duane Wesemann, M.D., Ph.D.,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Protective antibody induction in peanut oral immunotherapy
Sarita Patil, M.D.,
Massachusetts General Hospital
3:00 -3:30pm
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Proactive management of food allergy
Stephanie Blum, Ph.D., Nestlé Health
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Finding cures for food allergy from traditional herbal medicine
Jing-ke Weng,
Ph.D., Whitehead Institute
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Symposium 2015: Current State of Food Allergy Research

7:30 – 8:00
8:00 – 8:30
David Altshuler, Vertex Pharmaceutials
8:30 – 9:00
State-of-the-State in Food Allergy Research: Basic to Translational
Talal Chatila, Boston Children’s Hospital
9:00 – 9:30
State-of-the-State in Food Allergy Research: Translational to Clinical
Wayne Shretfler, Massachusetts General Hospital
9:30 – 10:00
Understanding the Role of Genetics and the Microbiome: Lessons from IBD
Ramnik Xavier, Massachusetts CieneraI Hospital
10:00 – 10:30
10:30 – 11:00
Deciphering Immune Circuitry: From Autoimmunity to Food Allergy Regulation of Th2 Response by Regulatory T Cells
Aviv Regev, Broad institute/MIT
11:00 – 11:30
Regulation of Th2 Response by Regulatory T Cells
Vijay Kuchroo, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
11:30 – 12:30
12:30 – 1:00
Elucidating Allergen-induced Immune Responses
Ruslan Medzhitoy, Yale University
1:00 – 1:30
Synthetic Vaccine Particles for Immune Modulation and Immune Tolerance
Kei Kishimoto, Selecta Biosciences