5th Annual Transplant Infectious Diseases Symposium

The Duke University Transplant Infectious Diseases Symposium provides a forum to explores new frontiers in transplantation with renowned experts in the field of Transplantation and Immunocompromised Hosts.
The program for this symposium includes presentations by a panel of world-renowned experts.

Gene Expression Profiling for Diagnosing and Managing Infection and Rejection in the Immunocompromised Host


Wednesday, May 08, 2019, 1:00pm - 4:15pm
Location: Great Hall, Trent Semans Center


Speakers Include:

1:00-1:30pm Host gene expression to discriminate bacterial and viral respiratory infections in the non-immunocompromised population.

Micah T. McClain, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University

1:30-2:00pm Host gene expression profiling as a fungal diagnostic in the immunocompromised population

Julie Steinbrink, MD
Transplant Infectious Diseases Fellow, T32 Trainee, Duke University

2:00-2:30pm Gene expression signatures as diagnostic tools:  How close are we to validation for the clinical laboratory?

Chris Woods, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine & Pathology, Duke University
Chief, Infectious Diseases, Durham Veterans Hospital

2:30-2:45 pm BREAK

2:45-3:15pm Sequencing to detect Differentially Expressed Gene Transcripts in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Molecular Signatures Involved in Alloimmune Responses

Xunrong Lu, MD, PhD
Director of Translational Research, Duke Transplant Center, Duke University

3:15-3:45pm Employing Cell Gene Expression Analysis to Understand EBV Latency and Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder

Micah Luftig, PhD
Associate Professor and Co-Vice Chair Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Director, Center for Virology, Duke University

3:45-4:15pm Genomic Medicine to Guide Clinical Care: Opportunities for Use and Barriers to Implementation

Geoff Ginsburg, ,MD, PhD
Director of Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine, Duke University



The symposium is free.

To register, contact Kelly Stanly ad (919) 668‐0789 or k.smith@duke.edu.

Program Director

Barbara D. Alexander, MD, MHS
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Director, Transplant Infectious Diseases