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2017 Immunotoxicology Specialty Section Award Winners

Vos Award for Lifetime Career Achievement in Immunotoxicology
Dr. Dori Germolec, National Toxicology Program
Immunology Discipline Leader, Group Leader, Systems Toxicology

Outstanding Senior Investigator Award
Dr. Steve Pruett, Mississippi State University
Professor, Department of Basic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Outstanding Young Immunotoxicologist Award
Dr. Robert Li, Genentech
Pharmacology Sub-team Leader, Safety Assessment and Development Sciences

Best Paper of the Year Award
Silica-Triggered Autoimmunity in Lupus-Prone Mice Blocked by Docosahexaenoic Acid Consumption PLOS One: published ahead of print August 11, 2016
Authors: Melissa Bates, Christina Brandenberger, Ingeborg I. Langohr, Kazuyoshi Kumagai, Adam L. Lock, Jack R. Harkema, Andrij Holian and James J. Pestka

Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) Immunotoxicology Young Investigator Travel Award
Dr. Anthony Franchini, University of Rochester
Identification of novel gene targets of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in dendritic cells in the context of viral infection.
Authors: A.M. Franchini, J.R. Myers, G.B. Jin and B.P. Lawrence

Best Presentation by a Postdoctoral Trainee Award
Dr. Anthony Franchini, University of Rochester
Identification of novel gene targets of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in dendritic cells in the context of viral infection.
Authors: A.M. Franchini, J.R. Myers, G.B. Jin and B.P. Lawrence

Best Presentation by a Student Award
First Place (Tie): Jessica Meyers
Aryl hydrocarbon receptor activation during development reduces dendritic cell function later in life.

Second Place: Alastair Mak, University of Toronto
Distinguishing the potential of chemically similar drugs to cause IDILI in an impaired immune tolerance model

Third Place (Tie): Joseph Henriquez, Michigan State University
Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) suppresses interferon-α (IFNα) mediated activation of healthy and HIV infected T cells.

Third Place (Tie): Jiaju (Brian) Zhou, Michigan State University
Suppression of IgM response by 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) involves impairment of immunoglobulin secretion by human primary B cells.