Program Committee

Six members of the Program Committee are elected by the membership of AAI, and six members are appointed by Council. Members serve staggered three-year terms. Members are to be chosen to represent different institutions and areas of the country. The Chair is a non-voting member of Council.

The Committee is charged with the responsibility for planning and implementing the scientific program presented at each annual meeting of the AAI, subject to approval by Council.


The AAI Program Committee is dedicated to selecting topics and speakers for the AAI annual meeting that represent the entire field of immunology and include scientists at a variety of career stages. The committee manages the following parts of the meeting:

  • Distinguished Lecturers
  • Major Symposia
  • Special Program Committee sessions and workshops
  • Topic categories for abstract submissions
View the IMMUNOLOGY 2019 program here.


David Masopust, Ph.D. (’21), Chair
University of Minnesota Medical School
David Masopust website

Julie Magarian Blander, Ph.D. (’19)
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University 
Julie Blander website

Arup K. Chakraborty, Ph.D. (’19)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Arup Chakraborty website

Mark L. Lang, Ph.D. (’19)
Associate Professor
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Mark Lang website

Dorian B. McGavern, Ph.D. (’19)
Senior Investigator
Dorian McGavern website

Viviana P. Ferreira, D.V.M., Ph.D. (’20)
Associate Professor
University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Viviana Ferreira website

Carolina B. López, Ph.D. (’20)
Associate Professor
University of Pennsylvania
Carolina Lopez website

Daniel B. Stetson, Ph.D. (’20)
Associate Professor
University of Washington
Daniel Stetson website

Rachel Gerstein, Ph.D. (’21)
Associate Professor
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Rachel Gerstein website

Troy D. Randall, Ph.D. (’21)
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Troy Randall website

Jeffrey C. Rathmell, Ph.D. (’21)
Vanderbilt University
Jeffrey Rathmell website

Kimberly S. Schluns, Ph.D. (’21)
Associate Professor
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Kimberly Schluns website

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