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The John F. Anderson Memorial Lectureship was established in 1955 by Dr. John F. Anderson, a graduate in 1895 of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Through his most generous gift to the University, it has been possible to establish a lectureship in medical science and public health, which will bring to this medical community, the latest developments in these fields.

Dr. Anderson, who made many outstanding contributions to the science of medicine during his long career of service and leadership in public health, medical research and medical production, died in New Brunswick, N.J., on September 29, 1958, at age 87.




May 4, 2015
Jordan Hall Conference Center

Host: Norbert Leitinger, PhD

Ajay Chawla, MD, PhD University of California, San Francisco
Innate Mechanisms of Metabolic Homeostasis

Russell G. Jones, PhD McGill University
Metabolic Plasticity in T Cell Responses

Anthony Ferrante, MD, PhD Columbia University
Immune Regulation of Adipose Tissue

Jeffrey Rathmell, PhD Duke University
Nutrient Uptake and Fueling T Cell Immunity

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2003 -- Initiation and Regulation of the Immune Response

(Chair, Kodi Ravichandran)

Chris Bleackley, PhD, FRSC

The University of Alberta

Viruses and attack of the killer T cells

Stephen C. Jameson, PhD

University of Minnesota

Self awareness in T cell regulation

Ann Marshak-Rothstein, PhD

Boston University School of Medicine

Complex activation of systemic autoimmune disease

Pamela L. Schwartzberg, MD, PhD

National Human Genome Research Institute

T lymphocyte signaling and function


2002 -- Plagues of the 21st Century: HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

(Chair, Dean Kedes, MD, PhD)

Harvey J. Alter, MD, FACP

Dept. Transfusion Medicine, NIH

Natural History of Hepatitis C

Beatrice H. Hahn, MD

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Prevalence, Distribution, and Diversity of SIVcpz in Wild Chimpanzees

William Jacobs, Jr., PhD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Tuberculosis Vaccines

Louis H. Miller, MD

Head, Malaria Vaccine Development Unit, NIH

Malaria Pathogenesis to Vaccine Development

Duane J. Osheim, PhD

University of Virginia

Renaissance Plagues in an Age of Emerging Diseases


2001 -- Viral Pathogenesis and Immunity

(Chair, David Camerini)

Robert Wagner, MD

University of Virginia

A Largely Personal Half-Century Perspective of Virology

George Miller, MD

Yale University School of Medicine

Switch between Latency and Lytic Cycle of Epstein-Barr Virus and Kaposi’s Sarcoma Herpesvirus

Eckard Wimmer, PhD

State University of New York @ Stony Brook

Determinants of Neurovirulence: Can Poliovirus be Harnessed for the Treatment of Human Brain Tumors

Ron Swanstrom, PhD

University of North Carolina @ Chapel Hill

HIV Evolution as a Probe for Virus-Host Interactions

Brigitte Autran, MD, PhD

Hospital Pitie-Salpetriere

Immune Reconstruction and Rationale for Immune-Based Intervention in HIV Infection

Andrew McMichael, F.R.S., PhD

The John Radcliffe Hospital

The Battle Between HIV and the Immune System


2000 -- Infection and Immunity: Where are we and Where are we going?

(Chair, Ulrike Lorenz)

Rafi Ahmed, PhD

Emory University

Immunological memory to viruses

Thomas J. Braciale, MD, PhD

University of Virginia

Paradigms and paradoxes in the host response to Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Stefanie Vogel, PhD

Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences

The role of macophage and macrophage-deceived mediators in gram negative sepsis: where we are and where we’re going

Stephen Lory, PhD

University of Washington

DNA microassays as tools for understanding host-pathogen interactions


1998 -- Interaction with the Host

(Chair, Joanna Goldberg)

Diane Griffin, MD, PhD

John Hopkins School of Hygiene/Public Health

Measles and the role of the immune response in disease

Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Cryptococcus neoformans: host cell-fungus interactions provide new insights into mechanisms of pathogenesis and host defense

Brett Finlay, PhD

University of British Columbia

Enteric pathogen interactions with host cells

Alan Sher, PhD

National Institutes of Health

Initiation and regulation of host resistance to an intracellular pathogen, Toxoplasma gondii


1997 -- Intracellular Parasitism: Entry and Survival

(Chair, Tim Bender)

Robert Doms, MD, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

Unwelcome guests with master keys: How HIV-1 uses chemokine receptors for cellular entry

Daniel Portnoy, PhD

University of California, Berkeley

How Listeria monocytogenes enters the cytosol and exploits a host system of actin-based motility to move from cell to cell

Hidde Ploegh, PhD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Viral evasion of the immune system

David Russell, MD, PhD

Washington University

Mycobacterium, a bitter pill to phagocytose