One of our nation’s leading immunology researchers will highlight the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's 22nd Annual Research Symposium on Friday, Nov. 19, on the Virginia Tech campus. The event will also showcase research from veterinary college students and faculty.

The keynote speaker, James F. Miller, is a professor at the University of Rochester’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, specifically in the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology.

Miller has conducted extensive research on T cell activation. He has served on a number of academic committees, including Immunology, Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology, and Cell Physiology. From 1999-2002, Miller served as Chair of the Committee on Immunology at the University of Chicago.

During the research symposium, graduate students who are engaged in their last year of study will present their research in 15-minute time slots. All other graduate students will participate in the research symposium with some selected to present in posters. Prizes will be awarded for the best oral presentations and the best poster presentations in masters and Ph.D. student categories.

Registration for the symposium begins at 7:30 a.m. at the college on the morning of the event. To learn more, visit the college website.