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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Targeting Metabolism for Immunomodulation

October 23, 2020 | 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

This session describes the metabolic pathways used by immune cells and potential manipulations of these pathways that can modify immune function to alter the allograft response.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the pathways used for cellular metabolism
  • Explain how metabolic alterations can alter immune cell differentiation
  • Describe studies that modify immune cell metabolism to alter immune responses

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology
  • Diabetes and Metabolism


  • Ulf H. Beier, MD, DrMed
  • Xun-Rong Luo, MD, PhD


  • Mitochondrial Metabolism in T Cell Differentiation
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Will Bailis, PhD 
  • Metabolic Reprogramming of Macrophages in Autoimmunity
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cornelia Weyand, MD, PhD
  • Targeting CD44 to Modulate T Cell Metabolism
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Paul L. Bollyky, MD, PhD 
  • Immunosuppression Through Targeting Glutamine Metabolism
    04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Jonathan D. Powell, MD, PhD