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 IMMUNOLOGY2022 program here.


Cathryn R. Nagler, Ph.D. (’24), Chair
University of Chicago

José Alberola-Ila, M.D., Ph.D. (’22)
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation

Irina Grigorova, Ph.D. (’22)
Associate Professor
University of Michigan Medical School

Gianna Hammer, Ph.D. (’22)
Assistant Professor
Duke University

June L. Round, Ph.D. (’22)
Associate Professor
University of Utah

Claudia Kemper, Ph.D. (’23)
Senior Investigator

Eric Meffre, Ph.D. (’23)
Associate Professor
Yale School of Medicine

Francisco Javier Quintana, Ph.D. (’23)
Professor of Neurology
Brigham & Women's Hosp, Harvard Medical School

Dennis O. Adeegbe, Ph.D. (’24)
Assistant Professor
Moffitt Cancer Center

Chandrashekhar Pasare, Ph.D. (’24)
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Marion Pepper, Ph.D. (’24)
Associate Professor
University of Washington

Jeffrey C. Rathmell, Ph.D. (’24)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Russell E. Vance, Ph.D. (’24)
University of California, Berkeley

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