The Society of Natural Immunity (SNI) was established as an educational not for profit organization in 1989 for the purpose of providing a framework for supporting an established tradition of meetings and symposia on all aspects of Natural Killer cells.  It is supported solely by membership dues and donations.

Announcing NK2018!

The next meeting of the SNI (NK2018) will be held

May 28-June 1, 2018

at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas USA.

Organized by:

  • Jordan Orange, MD PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Silke Paust PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Emily Mace PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Katy Rezvani MD PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
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SNI guest symposium at AAI Meeting

The Society for Natural Immunity organized a guest symposium at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) in Washington, DC

Title: Natural Killer Cells and Cancer: From Basic Research to Clinical Application

Sunday, May 14, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM


Adelheid Cerwenka, German Cancer Research Center
Hans-Gustaf Ljunggren, Karolinska Inst., Sweden


Thierry Walzer, Ctr. International de Recherche en Infectiologie (CIRI), Lyon, France, Regulation and role of mTOR in NK cells during antitumor responses
Mariapia A. Degli-Esposti, Univ. of Western Australia, Australia, NK cells, viral infection, and transplantation
Jianhua Yu, Ohio State Univ., Chimeric antigen receptor-redirected natural killer cells for cancer treatment
Jeffrey S. Miller, Univ. of Minnesota, Novel strategies to make NK cells remember and become antigen specific