CAMI symposium to focus on immune system profiling, monitoring

March 14, 2023

On March 16, a free symposium will highlight the latest research in immune profiling and monitoring.


Experts from across the country will present the latest research in immune profiling and monitoring during the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies Immune Profiling Symposium on Thursday, March 16.

The Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies, or CAMI, is being developed to advance knowledge of the immunology of cancers, infectious diseases and autoimmune conditions to develop novel strategies for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases. CAMI will focus on developing precision therapies that stimulate or suppress the immune system to fight disease.

The event is free and open to the public. Scientific presentations begin at 10 a.m., with a panel discussion geared toward a lay audience scheduled for 3:15 p.m. A reception will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

The featured topics and speakers are:

  • Identifying and Rationally Modulating Cellular Drivers of Enhanced and Diminished Immunity – presented by Alex Shalek, PhD, associate professor of chemistry; core member of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology   
  • Immune Profiling at the Bedside and Bench – presented by Arjun Rustagi, MD, PhD, instructor, medicine - infectious diseases, Stanford University  
  • Unlocking the Mysteries of T-cell Regulation through Co-evolutionary Analysis – presented by Koenraad Van Doorslaer, PhD, assistant professor, virology, University of Arizona  
  • Recirculating Tumor-specific T-cell Responses as  Biomarkers for Virally Driven Cancers – presented by Evan Newell, PhD, associate professor, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center  
  • Mass Cytometry Analysis of Monocytes in Health and Disease – presented by Lynn Hedrick, PhD, professor, co-director, Immunology Center of Georgia Inflammation and Tolerance Division of the Georgia Cancer Center; Augusta University

Registration is requested and can be completed online at


Stacy Pigott
Health Sciences Office of Communications