The immunoengineering field is transforming cancer, autoimmunity, regeneration, and transplantation treatments by combining the diverse and complex fields of engineering and immunology. There is a significant need to train engineers in immunology and immunologists in quantitative engineering techniques. Moreover, there is a need to bridge basic immunological discoveries with advances in clinical application. This virtual three-week workshop will review immune system fundamentals and components, engineering strategies to modulate the immune system, and clinical applications.

Workshop attendees will learn about
•  The fundamentals and recent discoveries of immune system functions.
•  Engineering strategies to manipulate the immune system.
•  Immunoengineering clinical applications.

Target Audience
The workshop is designed for graduate students, medical students, residents, and fellows in engineering, immunology, and related fields. Engineering and clinical faculty, and industry professionals will benefit from the course too.

Dates and Time
Every Tuesday and Thursday, January 2 – 18, 2024, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm ET.

This workshop is eligible for CME credit. It is also offered as a one-credit course to Johns Hopkins students for intersession 2024. More information on CME and course credit are at the bottom of this webpage and in the flyer. This workshop is open to all whether they are seeking credit or not.

You only need to register once to attend all dates and registration is allowed at any time. Johns Hopkins students seeking course credit must enroll in SIS and register for the workshops. The SIS courses are listed as EN.580.403 (undergraduate) and EN.580.703 (graduate),  Advances in Immunoengineering.

Week 1: Targeted Immune Interventions and Immunotherapies

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 Thursday, January 4, 2024
Jonathan Schneck, PhD, MD

Artificial Antigen Presenting Complexes: From Bench to Bedside

Hai-Quan Mao, PhD

Engineering Lipid Nanoparticles and Microgel Matrix to Program Th1/Th2 Immune Response Towards Enhanced Antitumor Activity

Tonya Webb, PhD

Targeting NKT Cells for Cancer Immunotherapy

Michal Bassani-Sternberg, PhD

Antigen Discovery for Development of Personalized Cancer Immunotherapies

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Jonathan Schneck

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Tonya Webb

Headshot of Hai-Quan Mao. He has salt and pepper hair and brown eyes. He is wearing black square frame glasses and a gray suit jacket with a blue shirt and dark blue tie.

Hai-Quan Mao

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Michal Bassani-Sternberg

Week 2: Immunomodulation at the Multi-Scale

Tuesday, January 9, 2024 Thursday, January 11, 2024
Reza Kalhor, PhD

Reconstructing Cell Fate Using Genomic Lineage Barcodes

Sharon Gerecht, PhD

Engineering Cellular Microenvironment to Control Immune-Vascular Responses

Dafne Müller, PhD

Immunocytokines for Cancer Therapy

Dan Campbell, PhD

Engineering IL-2 for Control of Autoimmunity

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Reza Kalhor

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Dafne Müller

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Sharon Gerecht

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Dan Campbell

Week 3: Engineering Cells and Tissues as Living Drugs

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 Thursday, January 18, 2024
David Alvarez, PhD

Molecular Immunoengineering: Integrating Cellular Networks to Drive mRNA Vaccine Design

Roland Herzog, PhD

Immunotherapy for the Treatment of Genetic Diseases

Ning Jenny Jiang, PhD

High-Throughput and High-Dimensional Profiling of Antigen Specific T-cells

John Hickey, PhD

Immune-Mediated Tissue Restructuring: A Spatial Omics Perspective

David Alvarez

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Ning Jenny Jiang

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Roland Herzog

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John Hickey

Accreditation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 9 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credits
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners National Certification Program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
American Nurses Credentialing ™ Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) PAs may claim a maximum of 9 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

The Johns Hopkins University has approved this activity for 9 contact hours for non-physicians.

Johns Hopkins Students may also choose to sign up for this workshop as a one-credit pass/fail course that will appear on their transcript. To do this, please register for the unique course number below on SIS and check Canvas regularly for course assignments.
Ugrads: EN.580.403 Independent Study: Advances in Immunoengineering
MSE/PhD: EN.580.703 Independent Study: Advances in Immunoengineering

Policy on Presenter and Provider Disclosure
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine OCME has established policies that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.