Keynote Speaker: Holden Maecker, PhD

Keynote Speaker: Holden Maecker, PhD

Director, Human Immune Monitoring Center, Stanford University

Immune Monitoring, CyTOF, and Musings on Running a Core Lab

As human systems immunology has grown as a discipline, a number of academic centers have begun to form immune monitoring core labs.  I will discuss the philosophy, structure, and technologies behind the Human Immune Monitoring Center (HIMC) at Stanford University.  I will particularly focus on a powerful single-cell technology, CyTOF mass cytometry, and describe how we incorporated it into the HIMC, as well as how we’ve used it for biomarker discovery in certain cancer immunotherapy studies.  The talk will conclude with some random advice about technology choices and core lab oversight.