PNIRS Presents Past Speakers 

Presentation recordings are available to members here.

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, MD, PhD, PNIRS President, 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

Manfred Schedlowski, PhDPNIRS President, 2012-2013
Teach the T cells: How Learning is Shaping Immunity
October 12, 2021. 11 a.m. CDT Professional Page

Jonathan Godbout, PhD
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

Keith W. Kelley, PhD, PNIRS President, 1999-2000
From PNI to Immunopsychiatry
December 14, 2021.  10 a.m. CST Professional Page

Caroline Ménard, PhD
Sex-specific vascular and immune alterations underlie chronic stress responses in mice and human depression
February 15, 2022. 10 a.m. CST Professional Page 

Ebrahim Haroon, MD, PhD
Inflammation, Glutamate, Glia, and Circuit Toxicity – The Troublesome Quartet of Depression
March 16, 2022. 4 p.m. GMT Professional Page 

Anna Marsland, PhD, RN
Associations of Markers of Systemic Inflammation with Neurocognitive Aging
April 12, 2022. 4:00 p.m. GMT.

Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, PhD
Stress and Cancer: Epidemiological Findings, Animal Studies, and Perioperative Interventions in Cancer Patients
September 13, 2022. 4:00 p.m. GMT.

Linda Watkins, PhD
“Listening” and “Talking” to Neurons: Non-Neuronal Cells Amplify Pain and Drug Reward--Pathways from Basic Science to Human and Veterinary Clinical Trials
November 9, 2022. 12:00 p.m. EST.

Prof Golam Khandaker, PhD, FRCPsych
What Genetics Can Tell Us About the Role of Inflammation in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Evidence from Mendelian Randomization Studies
November 30, 2022. 11:00 a.m. EST. Professional Page

Jennifer Felger, PhD, MSc
Inflammation and Anhedonia in Depression: Biomarkers, Dopaminergic Mechanisms, and Therapeutic Implications
February 28, 2023. 11:00 a.m. EST. Professional Page

Frances A. Champagne, PhD, MSc
Prenatal Stress Influences on the Epigenome and Associations with Biobehavioral Outcomes
March 22, 2023. 11:00 a.m. EST. Professional Page

Sarkis K. Mazmanian, PhD
Gut Microbial Metabolites in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Associated Mouse Models
April 18, 2023. 1:30 p.m. EDT. Professional Page

PNIRS Asia-Pacific Symposium with Peijing Rong, PhD, Erica Sloan, PhD and Quentin Liu, MD, PhD
Advancing Psychoneuroimmunology Through Asia-Pacific Global Research Connections
October 12, 2023. 10:00 am EDT. 

Mark Hutchinson, PhD, BSc
The KNOW program - a Human Integrated Sensor System powered by PNI
Tuesday, November 7, 2023. 3:00 p.m. EST.

Teresa Reyes, PhD
Rigor Without Relevance: A Path to Rigor Mortis, Lessons From PNI Research
Wednesday, December 13, 2023. 11:00 a.m. EST. Professional Page

Sarah Spencer, PhD
The Long-Term Mental Health Impact of Juvenile SARS-CoV-2: Evidence from a Rodent Model
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 3:00 p.m. EST. Professional Page

Elaine Hsiao, PhD
Microbiome Interactions with the Nervous System in Health & Disease
Wednesday, March 20, 2024 12:30 p.m. EDT. Professional Page

Carmine Pariante, MD, PhD
Depression and Inflammation: Time to Rethink Anti-inflammatory Treatment
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 11:00 a.m. EDT. Professional Page