Scientific Program

Friday, September 27, 2019 – Sunday, September 29, 2019

Detroit Marriott Troy, 200 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, Michigan


Industrial Science Symposium (Salon FGH)

Session Chairs: Christiane Hassel (Indiana University), Karen Domenico (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital), Louis King (Michigan State University), and Fabienne Lucas (Brigham & Women’s Hospital)
6:30 PM – 6:35 PMIndustrial Science Symposium Introduction
6:35 PM – 6:50PMTools for VHH (Nanobody) Discovery and Application, Dr. David Fancy, Jackson ImmunoResearch.
6:50PM – 7:05PMNamocell: The Fastest Way to a Single Cell, Soohee Cho, Namocell
7:05PM – 7:20PMNTA: a complement to Flow Cytometry, Dr. Ray K. Eby, Particle Metrix, Inc.
7:20 PM – 7:35 PMTotalSeq™ Antibodies Standardized Antibody-Oligo Conjugates for CITE-Seq™, or Single-cell Proteogenomics, Dr. Nathan Lucas, BioLegend
7:35 PM – 7:50 PMThe Antibody Crisis: Leveraging machine learning for AI-assisted antibody selection, Dr. Maurice Shen, BenchSci
7:50PM – 8:05PMThe Maxpar Direct Immune Profiling Assay for CyTOF systems: 30 markers. 1 tube. 5-minute data analysis, Clare Rogers, Fluidigm
8:05PM – 8:20 PMHigh Sensitivity Flow Cytometry Enables Extracellular Vesicle Immunophenotyping. Dr. Haley Pugsley, Luminex Corporation
8:20PM – 8:35PMMultiple modalities of NanoString GeoMx™ Digital Spatial Profiler allow for spatially resolved, multiplexed quantification of protein and mRNA distribution and abundance, Seth Meyers, NanoString Technologies
8:35PM – 8:50PMUsing the CytoFLEX Flow Cytometer to Enable Single Particle Analysis of Extracellular Vesicles, Kimmer Graham, Beckman Coulter


Breakfast will be available in the Exhibit/Poster area in Salon ABCDE from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM

All of the Oral Presentations will be Delivered in Salon FGH

8:00 AM – 8:15 AMWelcome Address: Rachael Sheridan (GLIIFCA President)


Session 1: Young Immunologists (Salon FGH)

Session Chairs: Dagna Sheerar (University of Wisconsin)

Michael Clemente (Western Michigan University School of Medicine)

8:15 AM – 9:00 AMRegulating How T Cells Recognize and Respond to Antigen, Adam Courtney, Asst. Prof. Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
9:00 AM – 9:45 AMAging of B-1a Cell Derived Natural Antibodies, Nichol Holodick, Asst. Prof. Biomedical Sciences, Western Michigan University School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, MI
9:45 AM – 10:30 AMNew Insights into B Lymphocyte Function in Immunological and Reproductive Health, Kang Chen, Asst. Prof. Obstetrics and Gynecology, Biochemistry Microbiology and Immunology, Oncology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMCoffee Break sponsored by ACEA Biosciences


The 2019 Carleton and Sigrid Stewart Keynote Lecture (Salon FGH)

 Introduction: Joe Tario (Roswell Park)
11:00 AM – 11:45 AMHigh Risk Glioblastoma Cells Revealed by Machine Learning and Single Cell Signaling Profiles, Jonathan Irish, Asst. Prof. Cell and Developmental Biology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


Lunchtime Roundtable Workshops (Dennison 1-4, Niles 1-2, and Athens)

Workshop Organizers: Dagna Sheerar (University of Wisconsin), and

Sherry Thornton (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and University of Cincinnati)

11:45 AM – 1:30 PMMultiple parallel roundtable workshops.


Session 2: High Dimensional Flow Cytometry (Salon FGH)

Session Chairs: David Leclerc (University of Chicago)

Laura Johnston (University of Chicago)

Sponsored by: BD Biosciences and Fluidigm
1:30 PM – 2:15 PMDeep Ultraviolet and Near Infrared: Extending High Dimensional Flow Cytometry with Novel Laser Wavelengths, William Telford, Head, ETIB Flow Cytometry Facility, NIH Bethesda, MD
2:15 PM – 3:00 PMDissecting the Tumor Micro-Environment using High Dimensional Spectral Cytometry, Ryan Duggan, Senior Scientist Immuno-Oncology / Cytometry, AbbVie, Chicago, IL
3:00 PM– 3:45 PMVisualizing High Dimensional Diversity of Immune Cells in Health and Disease with Computational Analysis Tools, Anna Belkina, (ISAC SRL Emerging Leader) Asst. Prof. Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA
3:45 PM – 4:15 PMCoffee Break sponsored by Spherotech

Session 3: Clinical and Translational Cytometry (Salon FGH)

Session Chairs: Sherry Thornton (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)

Matthew Bernard (Michigan State University)

4:15 PM – 5:00 PMEndothelial Cells in the Genesis of Asthma, Kewal Asosingh, Associate Professor, Department of Inflammation and Immunity, Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland OH
5:00 PM – 5:45 PMDetecting Signature Patient Responses to Immuno-oncology Therapy Using High-dimensional Flow Cytometry, Derek Jones, (ISAC SRL Emerging Leader) Technical Director Flow Cytometry Core, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
5:45 PM – 6:30 PMImplementation of the OGATA Score in Screening for Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Mike Keeney, President ICCS, Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Centre, Coordinator Flow Cytometry, London Health Sciences Centre, London, ON


Poster Session (Salon ABCDE)

6:30 PM – 8:00 PMPoster Session
6:30 PM – 7:30 PMWine and Cheese Happy Hour sponsored by Beckman Coulter, BenchSci, and Leinco


The Wine and Cheese Happy Hour is Sponsored by

Social Activities (Mediterranean Room)

8:00 PM – 11:30 PMGLIIFCA 28 Banquet (Wigged out ‘Stache Bash)
11:30 PM – 2:00 AMPost-banquet Scientific Networking


Breakfast will be available in the Exhibit/Poster area Salon ABCDE from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

Steering Committee Meeting (Dennison 1-2-3)

8:00 AM – 8:50 AMGLIIFCA Steering Committee Breakfast

Session 4: Nanoscale Cytometry (Salon FGH)

Session Chairs: David Adams (University of Michigan)

Galina Petrova (Medical College of Wisconsin)

Sponsored by: Beckman Coulter
9:00 AM – 9:45 AMFlow Virometry: Flow Cytometry for Virologists, Vera Tang, (ISAC SRL Emerging Leader), Manager Flow Cytometry Core Facility University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
9:45 AM – 10:30 AMMicroparticles in Kidney Injury, Begoña Campos-Naciff, University of Cincinnati Department of Internal Medicine-Nephrology
10:30 AM – 11:00 AMCoffee Break


Session 5: Imaging Cytometry (Salon FGH)


Session Chairs: Kathryn Fox (University of Wisconsin)

Jessica Back (Wayne State University)

11:00 AM – 11:45 AMAutomated Identification and Quantification of Signals in Multichannel Immunofluorescence Images, Jonathan Hall, Research Data Technician, Haab Lab, Van Andel Research Institute
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM“Cytometry au naturel”: Classifying cells by label-free Imaging Flow Cytometry and Advanced Computer Vision, Andrew Filby, Cytometry Core Platform, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne
12:30 PM – 12:35 PMClosing Remarks