2014 Stem Cell Symposium

Friday, March 21, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Orin Smith Auditorium
SLU Campus, 850 Republican Street

Symposium flyer
Symposium schedule
Poster list

Schedule of Talks:

9:00 – 10:00     Keynote Presentation

Rocky Tuan, PhD
Director, Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering
Arthur J. Rooney, Sr. Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Director, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Director, Center for Military Medicine Research
Professor, Departments of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh

Adult Stem Cells and Biomimetic Scaffolds for Skeletal Tissue Engineering and Regeneration

10:00 – 10:40      Session 1

Chuck Murry, MD, PhD, UW Pathology, Bioengineering and Medicine/Cardiology
Stem Cells and Cardiogenesis

David Baker, PhD, UW Biochemistry
Design of protein structures, functions and assemblies

10:40 – 10:50      Break


10:50 – 12:00      Session 2

Deok-Ho Kim, PhD, UW Bioengineering
Microenvironmental Regulation of Stem Cell Function and Tissue Regeneration

Pat Stayton, PhD, UW Bioengineering
Delivering the Undeliverable: Intracellular Protein and RNA Delivery

Cole DeForest, PhD, UW Chemical Engineering
User-Programmable Differentiation: Now in 4D!

Poster Presentation: Meredith Roberts, UW Bioengineering
Stromal cells facilitate structural organization and vascular incorporation in engineered cardiac constructs

12:00 – 1:00     Lunch and Poster Session


1:00 – 2:00     Keynote Presentation

Gordon Keller, PhD
Director, McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine
Senior Scientist, Ontario Cancer Institute
University Health Network

Modeling human development with pluripotent stem cells

2:00 – 3:00      Session 3

David Russell, MD, PhD, UW Medicine/Hematology
HLA Engineering of Human Stem Cells

Jennie Close, PhD, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Building an in vitro platform to study human corticogenesis

Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, UW Medicine/Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition
Developing stem-cells derived pancreatic lineages: role of cell-autonomous and cell-extrinsic cues

3:00 – 3:20      Break


3:20 – 5:00      Session 4

Susan Parkhurst, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Wound repair in Drosophila: Dealing with life's little traumas

Jeremy Rabinowitz, PhD, UW Pharmacology, Moon Lab
Wnt signaling in regenerative processes

Poster Presentation: Xinxian Deng, PhD, UW Pathology
Subgroups of evolutionary distinct X-linked genes are upregulated by enhanced transcription initiation and longer RNA half-life

Poster Presentation: Chad Toledo, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Patient-derived brain tumor stem cells as a model system for cancer biology and therapeutic discovery

Norbert Perrimon, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Signaling pathways regulating Drosophila gut homeostasis

Bob Waterston, MD, PhD, UW Genome Sciences
Uncovering the C. elegans Embryonic Regulatory Network