Annual Meeting

ECR networking event Athens 2023

From Left: Mohamed Saad, Simon Jones & Ruby Dawson By Ruby Dawson During the third evening of this year’s annual Cytokines meeting, hosted in Athens this month, the ICIS ECR committee organized a networking event tailored to young investigators. The event featured esteemed senior academic and industry scientists, along with [READ MORE]

New Member Mini-Bios

Esta Sterneck, PhD

Esta Sterneck , National Cancer Institute. Dr. Esta Sterneck received her Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg following training at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Center for Molecular Biology Heidelberg (ZMBH) in Germany. Her thesis work investigated oncogene cooperation in leukemia cells and revealed their coordinate induction of an essential autocrine growth factor. During her postdoctoral training at the Advanced BioScience Laboratories-Basic Research Program in Frederick, MD, USA, Dr. Sterneck began to study the functions of C/EBP transcription factors through genetically engineered mice. Dr. Sterneck began her independent research with an National Cancer Institute Scholar grant before being recruited as a Principal Investigator to the NCI in 2003. Her laboratory conducts basic research on the molecular biology of breast cancer development and progression with C/EBP transcription factors as pivots for mechanistic studies. Recent investigations involve the contributions of myeloid cell plasticity and tumor-induced myelopoiesis. [READ MORE]


President's Letter

A Message from the Incoming President

Sarah Gaffen, PhD, University of Pittsburgh

As I pen my first ICIS President’s letter, I want to start by sending a heartfelt thanks to the inimitable Chris Hunter, who served as ICIS President for the last two years. It is not exaggerating to say that it is a genuine honor (not to mention slightly intimidating) to step into his shoes. Chris expertly shepherded the ICIS back to in-person meetings after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Hawaii 2022 and Athens 2023 were both enormous successes, showing that we are back, bigger and better than ever. [READ MORE]


Cytokine Careers

Postdoctor Training Program at Regeneron

The Regeneron Postdoctoral program is a multi-faceted program that integrates cutting edge science with didactic training, discussion groups, and focused, multi-tiered mentoring. Learn more about the program

Our program seeks to:
Nurture and support the growth of developing scientists
Bolster the scientific pipeline, both internally and externally
Increase visibility and engagement with developing scientists and academic institutions
Excite current scientific staff by giving them an opportunity to pursue creative non-pipeline projects and mentor talented trainees
Continue and enhance Regeneron’s strong tradition of publishing innovations in basic science [READ MORE]

Annual Meeting

New friends are like new adventures. You never know what lessons they will teach you

We are Ipsita Dey, postdoc at the University of Pittsburgh and Mara Cetty Spinella, postdoc at IRB, Switzerland. We both attended Cytokines 2023 in Athens and didn’t know each other before then. Through the ICIS email we were put in contact to share a double room at the Divani Caravel [READ MORE]