Immune Engineering (SIG)

Timeslot: Saturday, April 30, 2022 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Room: Laurel C-D, 4th Floor


The Immune Engineering SIG deals with engineered biomaterials for the development of immunotherapeutics and immune microenvironment engineering, to uncover fundamental mechanisms of immunobiology, and systems immunology.


Abstracts will be available for download on April 27, 2022.

  • 10:30:00 AM 361. Exogenous Delivery of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxy- genase Reverses Disease Severity in Psoriasis, Sabrina Macias*, Arun Wanchoo, PhD, Gregory Hudalla, PhD, Benjamin Keselowsky, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

  • 10:45:00 AM 362. Pro-fibrotic biomaterials implanted after injury skew local and systemic monocyte expression profiles, Joshua Hooks, PhD*, Kavita Krishnan, Patricia Mensah, Christopher Cherry, PhD, Jin Han, PhD, Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • 11:00:00 AM 363. Using high-throughput ELISA protocols to identify seroconversion in adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Mondreakest Faust, BS*, Kaitlyn Sadtler, PhD, Maria Karkanitsa, BS, Jacquelyn Spathies, Heather Kalish, NIH (National Institutes for the Health), Bethesda, MD, USA

  • 11:15:00 AM 364. Age-related Immune-Stromal Networks Inhibit Response to Regenerative Immunotherapies, Jin Han, PhD*, Christopher Cherry, PhD, Anna Ruta, B.S., David Maestas, B.S., Joscelyn Mejias, PhD, Helen Hieu Nguyen, B.S., Elana Fertig, PhD, Franck Housseau, PhD, Drew Pardoll, PhD, Jennifer Elisseeff, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • 11:30:00 AM 365. Compositional Optimization of Lipid Nanoparticles to Transfect Antigen-Presenting Cells with mRNA In Vivo for Cancer Immunotherapy, Ivan Vuong*, Yining Zhu, Ruochen Shen, Won June Cho, Hai-Quan Mao, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • 11:45:00 AM 366. Self assembling nanomaterials as defined active immunotherapies against IL1-β-mediated inflammation, Shamitha Shetty, MS*, Yaoying Wu, PhD, Joel Collier, PhD, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

  • 12:00:00 PM 367. Biodegradable Ionizable Polyesters as Non-Viral Gene Delivery Carriers for Enhanced Transfection of Immune Cells, Atanu Chakraborty, PhD*, Ryan Pearson, PhD, University of Maryland Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • 12:15:00 PM 368. PEGylation of Indoleamine 2,3-Dioxygenase for Systemic Immune Regulation, Jennifer Simonovich(1)*, Alexander Kwiatkowski(1), Arun Wanchoo(1), Dorina Avram(2), Benjamin Keselowsky(1); (1)University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, (2)Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA