Keynote Speaker



2017 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diane Mathis

Dr. Diane Mathis is a professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School and holder of the Morton Grove-Rasmussen chair of Immunohematology. Dr. Mathis is an active member of the Committee on Immunology at Harvard Medical School, the Broad Institute, the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.  She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2003, the German Academy, Leupoldina, in 2007, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2012.  Research in the Mathis laboratory primarily addresses the mechanisms which control immunologic tolerance to self-antigens and how failures in self-tolerance can lead to autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as type-1 diabetes, arthritis, and autoimmune polyglandular syndrome. She has worked extensively in mouse models, applying innovative techniques of germline manipulation, and is striving to translate results generated in the murine system to progress our understanding of human disease.


Previous Keynote Speakers

2016: Andew Fire, Ph.D

2015: Mario Capecchi, Ph.D

2014: Randal Kaufman, Ph.D

2013: Johanna Joyce, Ph.D

2012: Richard Schlegl, M.D., Ph.D

2011: Andrew N. Redington, M.D

2010: Joseph Thornton, Ph.D

2009: Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D

2008: Susan Ferro-Novick, Ph.D

2007: Edward Ziff, Ph.D

2006: Joseph Avruch, M.D

2005: Arthur Horwich, M.D

2004: Harvey Lodish Ph.D