Keith Kelley, 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
10:00 a.m. CST / 4 p.m. GMT / 8 a.m. PST

From PNI to Immunopsychiatry


Keith Kelley is Professor Emeritus of Immunophysiology at the University of Illinois, Emeritus Editor-In-Chief of Brain, Behavior, and Immunity and Past-President and Secretary-Treasurer of PNIRS. Keith is an international authority on reciprocal immune-brain communication pathways and his research has had a major impact on many areas of psychoneuroimmunology, including early studies on the effects of stress on immunity (that continue today with his Chinese colleagues), restoration of immune functions in aged subjects by pituitary-derived hormones, the role of hormones on susceptibility to infectious disease and haematopoesis, molecular mechanisms that mediate the inhibitory effects of the proinflammatory cytokine TNFα on muscle, cancer and neuronal cells and the underpinnings of sickness and depressive-like behaviors.

In 2011, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Medical Sciences for “…exceptional and scholarly contributions in brain, behavior, and immunity by recognizing and advancing the physiology of immunology and its role in communicating with the brain.”



Presentation will be held at 10:00 a.m.- 11:00 p.m. CST via Zoom Webinar. 

Registration is FREE and you do not need to be a member!

Presentations will be recorded for member access after the sessions. 

Registration link: https://pnirs.memberclicks.net/KKelley


PNIRS Presents Schedule

Presentations will be recorded for Member access after the sessions.
We will send an email to PNIRS Members when the recordings are available.


Michael Irwin, MD, PNIRS Past-President, 2000-2001 
Insomnia and inflammation: Experimentally defining affective mechanisms of vulnerability to inform depression prevention and treatment
October 22, 2020. 8:00 a.m. PDT. Professional Page

Asya Rolls, PhD 
Think globally act locally: The SNS in neuroimmune interactions
November 18, 2020. 8:00 a.m. PST. Professional Page

Neil Harrison, MBBS PhD MRCP MRCPsych, PNIRS President-Elect, 2021-2022
Inflammation-associated depression: What’s happening in the brain? 
December 17, 2020. 8:00 a.m. PST. Professional Page

Steve Cole, PhD
Lockdown immunology and its redemption
January 13, 2021. 1:00 p.m. PST.  Professional Page

Staci D. Bilbo, PhD
Microglia, microbes, and neural development
February 10, 2021. 8:00 a.m. PST.  Professional Page

Gregory E. Miller, PhD
Moving toward an understanding of childhood adversity and physical health across the lifespan
March 17, 2021. 8:00 a.m. PST.  Professional Page

Amanda Kentner, PhD
Early life origins of risk and resilience: Exploring sex differences following neuroinflammation 
April 14, 2021. 8:00 a.m. PST. Professional Page

Dr. Manfred Schedlowski
Teach the T cells: How Learning is Shaping Immunity
October 12, 2021. 11 a.m. CDT Professional Page

Dr. Jonathan Godbout
Astrocyte immunosenescence and deficits in IL-10 signaling in the aged brain impair the regulation of microglia
November 18, 2021.  11 a.m. CST Professional Page