Featured Speakers

Ohio River Valley Cytometry Association

Annual Conference

Imaging and Cytometry Research Day

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Featuring the following speakers:


Wayne M. Yokoyama, MD

Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Yokoyama is the Sam and Audrey Loew Levin Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Immunology and director of the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Washington University School of Medicine.

As an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, he is internationally recognized for advancing knowledge of how natural killer (NK) cells in the body’s immune system recognize and kill cancer or infected cells. He received numerous Distinguished Service Teaching Awards and the 2011 Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine.

Yokoyama earned his medical degree from the University of Hawaii and completed internal medicine and rheumatology clinical training at the University of Iowa Hospitals. He was a research fellow at Iowa and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was recruited to Washington University in 1995 as chief of the Rheumatology Division, a position he held until 2007 when he became MSTP director.


Alan Watson, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Cell Biology

 Dr. Watson’s primary interest is in developing imaging tool sets for acquiring and manipulating massive high-resolution biologic volumes. These tools include ribbon-scanning confocal microscopy, tissue clearing approaches, and computing technologies for distribution, storage and processing of multi-terabyte-sized imaging data. He has a long standing interest in the pathogenesis and immunity of arboviruses, including yellow fever virus, dengue virus and chikungunya virus.