|Date:||November 11, 2021 | 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
November 12, 2021 | 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
|Location:||Eilan Hotel & Spa
18603 La Cantera Terrace
San Antonio, TX 78256
» Poster size: 36″ x 36″ or 36″ x 48″ or 36″ x 54″
Dr. Levitz’s research focuses on the mechanisms by which the immune system controls specific fungal pathogens and the strategies that fungi utilize to circumvent host defenses. Particular areas of interest include how fungal glycosylation influences immune responses, inflammasome stimulation by chitosan, the mechanisms by which plasmacytoid dendritic cells mediate protection against Aspergillus fumigatus, and the development of vaccines against Cryptococcus neoformans and other pathogens
Dr. Narasimhan’s research focuses on the molecular design of nanoparticle-based platform technologies that can be broadly used to prevent and treat diseases. His work is at the intersection between materials chemistry, nanotechnology, and medicine. A second area of focus is the design of novel amphiphilic materials for stabilization of fragile biomacromolecules such as proteins and enzymes.