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Tuesday, May 12 | 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Arrival and Registration
Room: Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina


Tuesday, May 12 | 6:00PM - 8:00PM
Welcome Mixer
Room: Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Wednesday, May 13 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina


Wednesday, May 13 | 8:00AM - 8:15AM
Welcome Remarks
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 1 of 2
* Serap Aksoy, Yale University School of Public Health, USA

Wednesday, May 13 | 8:00AM - 8:15AM
Welcome Remarks
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 2 of 2
* Adriana Costero-Saint Denis, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Wednesday, May 13 | 8:15AM - 9:15AM
Keynote Address
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 1 of 1
Shirley Luckhart, University of California, Davis, USA
Six Degrees of Separation: Shared Biology to Empower Novel Translational Approaches to Vector-Borne Disease Control

Wednesday, May 13 | 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Innate Immunity: Models and Midguts
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 1 of 9
* Kristin Michel, Kansas State University, USA

Wednesday, May 13 | 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Innate Immunity: Models and Midguts
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 2 of 9
* Michael A. Riehle, University of Arizona, USA

Wednesday, May 13 | 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Innate Immunity: Models and Midguts
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 3 of 9
Bruno Lemaitre, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
The Drosophila Antimicrobial Response at the Time of the Cas9/CRISPR Gene Targeting Revolution

Wednesday, May 13 | 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Innate Immunity: Models and Midguts
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 4 of 9
Carolina V. Barillas-Mury, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Anopheles/Plasmodium Interactions: The Tale of the Invisible Parasite!

Wednesday, May 13 | 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Innate Immunity: Models and Midguts
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 5 of 9
B. Joseph Hinnebusch, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: Comparative Evaluation of Two Ways that Fleas Transmit Yersinia pestis

Wednesday, May 13 | 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Innate Immunity: Models and Midguts
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 6 of 9
Rushika Perera, Colorado State University, USA
Short Talk: Metabolic Pathways that May Regulate Vector Competence in Aedes agypti during Dengue Virus Infection

Wednesday, May 13 | 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Innate Immunity: Models and Midguts
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 7 of 9
Daniel P. Dulebohn, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Short Talk: Analyzing the Role of Histidine Kinase-2 in Spirochete Transmission from Ticks

Wednesday, May 13 | 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Innate Immunity: Models and Midguts
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 8 of 9
Berlin Londono-Renteria, Kansas State University, USA
Short Talk: Effect of Human Complement on Dengue Virus Infectivity in Aedes aegypti Midgut

Wednesday, May 13 | 9:15AM - 12:00PM
Innate Immunity: Models and Midguts
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 9 of 9
Barbara S. Drolet, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, USA
Short Talk: Immunomodulatory Effects of Culicoides Blood Feeding: A Murine Model

Wednesday, May 13 | 9:40AM - 10:00AM
Coffee Break
Room: Chamisa Lobby


Wednesday, May 13 | 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2


Wednesday, May 13 | 12:00PM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Wednesday, May 13 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2


Wednesday, May 13 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 1 of 10
* David S. Schneider, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Wednesday, May 13 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 2 of 10
* Ulrike Munderloh, University of Minnesota, USA

Wednesday, May 13 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 3 of 10
Jacob I. Meyers, Texas A&M University, USA
Mosquitocidal Properties and Antibody Passage of IgG Targeting the Glutamate-Gated Chloride Channel of Three Diverse Mosquito Disease Vectors

Wednesday, May 13 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 4 of 10
Dana K. Shaw, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, USA
Non-Canonical Activation of the Immune Deficiency Pathway in Ticks

Wednesday, May 13 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 5 of 10
Jose E. Pietri, University of California, Davis, USA
Two Insulin-Like Peptides Regulate Resistance to Plasmodium falciparum Infection in Anopheles stephensi through Distinct Effects on Immunity, Metabolism and Midgut Homeostasis

Wednesday, May 13 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 6 of 10
Jose Luis Ramirez, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Molecular Mechanisms Mediating Innate Immune Priming in An. gambiae Mosquitoes

Wednesday, May 13 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 7 of 10
Mathilde Gendrin, Imperial College, UK
Antibiotics in Ingested Human Blood Affect the Mosquito Microbiota and Capacity to Transmit Malaria

Wednesday, May 13 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 8 of 10
Gong Cheng, Tsinghua University, China
A Transmission-Blocking Vaccine Strategy for Dengue Prevention

Wednesday, May 13 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 9 of 10
Jiannong Xu, New Mexico State University, USA
Identification of CRISPR/Cas Systems in the Mosquito Gut Microbiome: Implications for the Ecological Phage-CRISPR Interactions

Wednesday, May 13 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Workshop 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 10 of 10
Karina Mondragon-Shem, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK
Sweet Mysteries: Unravelling the Salivary Glycome of Sandflies

Wednesday, May 13 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Chamisa Lobby


Wednesday, May 13 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Immunity: From Cells to Host Factors
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 1 of 7
* Carolina V. Barillas-Mury, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Wednesday, May 13 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Immunity: From Cells to Host Factors
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 2 of 7
* Bruno Lemaitre, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Wednesday, May 13 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Immunity: From Cells to Host Factors
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 3 of 7
Michael R. Strand, University of Georgia, USA
Vector-Microbiome Interactions: Impacts on Mosquito Immunity and Development

Wednesday, May 13 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Immunity: From Cells to Host Factors
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 4 of 7
Kristin Michel, Kansas State University, USA
Immunomodulation Therapy to Control Mosquito Vectors

Wednesday, May 13 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Immunity: From Cells to Host Factors
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 5 of 7
Michael A. Riehle, University of Arizona, USA
The Effects of Ingested Mammalian Blood Factors on Vector Arthropod Immunity and Physiology

Wednesday, May 13 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Immunity: From Cells to Host Factors
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 6 of 7
Ondrej Hajdusek, Institute of Parasitology, Czech Republic
Short Talk: Tick Immune System and its Interaction with the Transmitting Pathogens

Wednesday, May 13 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Innate Immunity: From Cells to Host Factors
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 7 of 7
Veronika Urbanova, Biology Centre ASCR, v.v.i., Czech Republic
Short Talk: Complement System of the Ticks and its Role in the Immune Response to Borrelia

Wednesday, May 13 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Wednesday, May 13 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 1
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2


Thursday, May 14 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina


Thursday, May 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbiota of Vectors: The New Frontier?
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 1 of 8
* Elizabeth A. McGraw, Monash University, Australia

Thursday, May 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbiota of Vectors: The New Frontier?
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 2 of 8
* Jason L. Rasgon, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Thursday, May 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbiota of Vectors: The New Frontier?
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 3 of 8
Angela E. Douglas, Cornell University, USA
How the Taxonomic and Functional Diversity of Gut Microbiota Shapes Insect Traits

Thursday, May 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbiota of Vectors: The New Frontier?
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 4 of 8
Serap Aksoy, Yale University School of Public Health, USA
Insights into the Microbiome of a Viviparous Dipteran

Thursday, May 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbiota of Vectors: The New Frontier?
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 5 of 8
George Dimopoulos, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Exploring the Mosquito Microbiome for Disease Control

Thursday, May 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbiota of Vectors: The New Frontier?
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 6 of 8
Sassan Asgari, University of Queensland, Australia
Role of MicroRNAs in Regulation of Symbiont-Pathogen Interactions in a Vector System

Thursday, May 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbiota of Vectors: The New Frontier?
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 7 of 8
Kerri L. Coon, University of Georgia, USA
Short Talk: Specific Gut Bacteria Promote Autogeny in Mosquitoes

Thursday, May 14 | 8:00AM - 11:15AM
Microbiota of Vectors: The New Frontier?
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 8 of 8
Daniel LePage, Vanderbilt University, USA
Short Talk: Investigating the Genetic Basis of Wolbachia-Induced Cytoplasmic Incompatibility

Thursday, May 14 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Chamisa Lobby


Thursday, May 14 | 11:15AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2


Thursday, May 14 | 11:15AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Thursday, May 14 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2


Thursday, May 14 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Chamisa Lobby


Thursday, May 14 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Microbiome Impact on Innate Immunity
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 1 of 7
* Angela E. Douglas, Cornell University, USA

Thursday, May 14 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Microbiome Impact on Innate Immunity
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 2 of 7
* Sassan Asgari, University of Queensland, Australia

Thursday, May 14 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Microbiome Impact on Innate Immunity
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 3 of 7
Nicole M. Gerardo, Emory University, USA
The Intersection of Symbionts, Pathogens and Immunity in Insect Systems

Thursday, May 14 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Microbiome Impact on Innate Immunity
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 4 of 7
Zhiyong Xi, Michigan State University, USA
Interaction of Mosquito Immunity with Wolbachia and its Impact on Symbiosis Establishment and Vector Competence for Malaria and Dengue Virus

Thursday, May 14 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Microbiome Impact on Innate Immunity
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 5 of 7
Rod Dillon, Lancaster University, UK
The Gut Microbiome of Lutzomyia Sand Flies

Thursday, May 14 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Microbiome Impact on Innate Immunity
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 6 of 7
Zhee Sheen Wong, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Short Talk: Oxidative Stress Correlates with Wolbachia-Mediated Antiviral Protection in Naturally Infected Insects

Thursday, May 14 | 5:00PM - 7:15PM
Microbiome Impact on Innate Immunity
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 7 of 7
Brian L. Weiss, Yale School of Public Health, USA
Short Talk: An Endosymbiont-Regulated Tsetse Odorant Binding Protein Mediates Host Immune System Maturation Processes

Thursday, May 14 | 7:15PM - 8:15PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Thursday, May 14 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 2
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2


Friday, May 15 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina


Friday, May 15 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
The Use of Symbionts to Prevent Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 1 of 9
* Nicole M. Gerardo, Emory University, USA

Friday, May 15 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
The Use of Symbionts to Prevent Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 2 of 9
* Rod Dillon, Lancaster University, UK

Friday, May 15 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
The Use of Symbionts to Prevent Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 3 of 9
Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
Fighting Malaria with Engineered Symbiotic Bacteria from Vector Mosquitoes

Friday, May 15 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
The Use of Symbionts to Prevent Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 4 of 9
Ulrike Munderloh, University of Minnesota, USA
Paratransgenic Approaches to Manipulate Tick Infectivity

Friday, May 15 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
The Use of Symbionts to Prevent Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 5 of 9
Pamela Pennington, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala
Applying Paratransgenic Approaches to Control Disease

Friday, May 15 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
The Use of Symbionts to Prevent Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 6 of 9
Jason L. Rasgon, Pennsylvania State University, USA
Microbiome as a Driving Mechanism for Gene Spread

Friday, May 15 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
The Use of Symbionts to Prevent Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 7 of 9
Elizabeth A. McGraw, Monash University, Australia
Short Talk: Wolbachia Affects Dengue Virus Infection Dynamics in the Mosquito

Friday, May 15 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
The Use of Symbionts to Prevent Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 8 of 9
Christine L. Sansone, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Short Talk: Microbiota-Dependent Activation of Antiviral Intestinal Immunity in Drosophila

Friday, May 15 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
The Use of Symbionts to Prevent Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 9 of 9
Sarah M. Short, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Short Talk: Investigating Mosquito Molecular Factors that Control Gut Microbiota Variability in Aedes aegypti

Friday, May 15 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Chamisa Lobby


Friday, May 15 | 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Poster Setup
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2


Friday, May 15 | 11:30AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Friday, May 15 | 1:00PM - 10:00PM
Poster Viewing
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2


Friday, May 15 | 4:30PM - 5:00PM
Coffee Available
Room: Chamisa Lobby


Friday, May 15 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Vector Spit: From Alchemy to Public Health Solutions
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 1 of 6
* Esther von Stebut-Borschitz, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany

Friday, May 15 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Vector Spit: From Alchemy to Public Health Solutions
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 2 of 6
* Jan Van den Abbeele, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium

Friday, May 15 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Vector Spit: From Alchemy to Public Health Solutions
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 3 of 6
Stephen K. Wikel, Quinnipiac University, USA
Vector Saliva: A Powerful Immunomodulator

Friday, May 15 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Vector Spit: From Alchemy to Public Health Solutions
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 4 of 6
Jesus G. Valenzuela, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Basic and Translational Research on Sand Fly Saliva: From Pharmacology to Biomarkers and Vaccines

Friday, May 15 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Vector Spit: From Alchemy to Public Health Solutions
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 5 of 6
João Pedra, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA
Mitigation of Nod-Like Receptor Sensing by a Tick Salivary Protein

Friday, May 15 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM
Vector Spit: From Alchemy to Public Health Solutions
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 6 of 6
Erol Fikrig, Yale University School of Medicine, USA
Keynote Address: The Translation of Saliva Proteins into Tools to Prevent Vector-Borne Disease Transmission

Friday, May 15 | 7:30PM - 8:30PM
Social Hour with Lite Bites
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2
No registration fees are used to fund alcohol served at this function.

Friday, May 15 | 7:30PM - 10:00PM
Poster Session 3
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 2


Saturday, May 16 | 7:00AM - 8:00AM
Breakfast
Room: Sagebrush Lobby & Cantina


Saturday, May 16 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Saliva Proteins to Prevent and Track Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 1 of 9
* Stephen K. Wikel, Quinnipiac University, USA

Saturday, May 16 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Saliva Proteins to Prevent and Track Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 2 of 9
* João Pedra, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA

Saturday, May 16 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Saliva Proteins to Prevent and Track Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 3 of 9
Esther von Stebut-Borschitz, Johannes Gutenberg University, Germany
Immune Cells in the Human Skin: Modulatory Properties of Vector Saliva

Saturday, May 16 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Saliva Proteins to Prevent and Track Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 4 of 9
Jan Van den Abbeele, Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp, Belgium
Using Tsetse Fly Saliva Proteins as Biomarkers of Vector Exposure

Saturday, May 16 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Saliva Proteins to Prevent and Track Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 5 of 9
Franck Remoue, UMR 224 MIVEGEC, France
Epidemiological Applications of Assessing Mosquito Exposure in a Malaria-Endemic Area

Saturday, May 16 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Saliva Proteins to Prevent and Track Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 6 of 9
Shaden Kamhawi, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA
Unique Features of Vector-Transmitted Leishmaniasis and their Relevance to Disease Progression and Control

Saturday, May 16 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Saliva Proteins to Prevent and Track Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 7 of 9
Guy Caljon, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Short Talk: Early Immunological Responses upon Tsetse Fly Mediated Trypanosome Inoculation

Saturday, May 16 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Saliva Proteins to Prevent and Track Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 8 of 9
Donald Champagne, University of Georgia, USA
Short Talk: Characterization of a Lymphocyte-Depleting Factor in Saliva of the Yellow Fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti

Saturday, May 16 | 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Saliva Proteins to Prevent and Track Transmission
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1

Speaker 9 of 9
Dennis A. Bente, University of Texas Medical Branch, USA
Short Talk: Early Pathogenesis of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever: Tick Salivary Gland Extract Immunomodulates Human Cutaneous Antigen-Presenting Cell Response to Infection

Saturday, May 16 | 9:20AM - 9:40AM
Coffee Break
Room: Chamisa Lobby


Saturday, May 16 | 11:00AM - 5:00PM
On Own for Lunch


Saturday, May 16 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1
Additional panelists to be confirmed.
Speaker 1 of 7
* Tonu Wali, NIAID, National Institutes of Health, USA

Saturday, May 16 | 2:30PM - 4:30PM
Panel
Room: Chamisa Ballroom 1
Additional panelists to be confirmed.
Speaker 2 of 7
* Wolfgang W. Leitner, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, DHHS, USA

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