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Lory Rahme, Harvard University, “Common themes of pathogenesis among plants, insects and mammals”

Gourisankar Ghosh, University of California, San Diego, “The NF-κB pathway in vertebrates”

Jeff Dangl, University of North Carolina, “Perception of pathogen signals by plants”

Gerald Pier, Harvard University, “Innate defense mechanisms on mucosal surfaces: The Pseudomonas aeruginosa—CFTR paradigm”

Active Defense Mechanisms in Hosts—Chair, Frederick Ausubel

Matthew Mulvey, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis “Innate host defenses against uropathogenic E. coli

Gregory B. Martin, Boyce Thompson Institute, Cornell University, “Pathogen recognition and signal transduction mediated by the product of the Pto disease resistance gene”

Carl Nathan, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, NY, “Reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in animal defense: Mechanisms of microbial resistance”

Dan Klessig, Rutgers University, “NO and salicylic acid signaling in plant defense”

Robert Hancock, University of British Columbia, “Antimicrobial peptides in animal defense”

Clarence A. Ryan, Washington State University, “Defense signaling and response pathways in plants against pests”

Keynote Address—Chair, Brian J. Staskawicz

David Baltimore, California Institute of Technology, “Isn't microbiology out-dated?”

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