Immunology Fair 2016

Immunology Fair Poster 2016

The Institute for Immunology invites you to participate in the 2016 UC Irvine Immunology Fair, to be held Dec. 1-2 on the UC Irvine campus.

Opening day of our 14th annual fair, Thursday, Dec. 1, will highlight oral presentations of selected abstracts from 1 to 5 p.m., followed by a wine-and-cheese reception.

On Friday, Dec. 2, distinguished lecturers will begin speaking at 9 a.m., with a break for a luncheon. Awards will be given for the three best oral presentations and posters before the fair adjourns at 3 p.m.

This year's fair will be held in Pacific Ballrooms C and D at the UC Irvine Student Center.

Our distinguished speakers include: Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD, (UMass Medical School); Terri McClanahan, PhD, (Merck Inc.); and Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, PhD, (Brazil).


To attend, please download, complete and submit the registration form by email to

Abstract guidelines are detailed in the registration form and should also be emailed to

View posters of our previous fairs ›

2016 Agenda

Thursday, Dec. 1 — Postdoc/Graduate Student Oral Presentations

1 p.m.

Fair co-chairs

Eric Pearlman, PhD
Director, Institute for Immunology 

Albert Zlotnik, PhD
Associate Director, Institute for Immunology
Student Center, Pacific Ballrooms C&D

Craig Walsh, PhD
Associate Director, Institute for Immunology 
Student Center, Pacific Ballrooms C&D

1 p.m.

Session A

10-minute talks and 5-minute Q/As — selected from abstracts
2:15 p.m. 


2:30 p.m.

Session B

10-minute talks and 5-minute Q/As — selected from abstracts

3:45 p.m.


4 p.m.

Session C

10-minute talks and 5-minute Q/As — selected from abstracts
5 p.m.

Wine and cheese reception

Presenters, faculty, and community members
6 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 2 — Distinguished Lecturers

8:30 a.m.

Check in / Pre-registered participants

Continental breakfast/Coffee and tea
UC Irvine Student Canter, Pacific Ballroom C&D
9 a.m.

Eric Pearlman, PhD

Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, Professor of Ophthalmology
Director, UC Irvine Institute for Immunology
"Welcome and Introduction"
9:10 a.m.

Katherine A. Fitzgerald, PhD

Professor of Medicine and Director of the Program in Innate Immunity
UMass Medical School
"Regulation of the Inflammatory Response by Long Non-Coding RNAs"
10 a.m.

Terri McClanahan, PhD

Executive Director, Profiling and Expression, Merck Biologics Discovery
Merck, Inc.
"Translational Approaches to Harness the Power of Immuno-Oncology"
10:50 a.m.

Coffee break

11:10 a.m.

Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, PhD

Senior Researcher
"Zika Infection: Facing a New Major Public Health Challenge"
12 p.m.

Vendor presentations

Discover the latest advancements in biotechnology

12:50 p.m. 

Luncheon buffet and poster viewing

UC Irvine Student Center, Pacific Ballrooms C and D
2:30 p.m. 

Craig M. Walsh, PhD

Institute for Immunology
"Awards for the Top Three Presentations/Posters & Concluding Remarks"
3 p.m.