2010 - 2011 Stem Cell Symposium

induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs)

Thursday, December 2, 2010
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
SLU Administration Building Auditorium
South Lake Union Campus, 815 Mercer Street

Symposium flyer
Symposium schedule
Poster list

Schedule of Talks:

All Talks take place in the Orin Smith Auditorium

9:00 – 10:30      Session 1

Creating Developmental Fate Maps from Somatic Mutations
Marshall Horwitz, MD, PhD, UW Pathology

iPS cells from prostate cancer-associated stromal cells
Alvin Liu, PhD, UW Urology

Potential Therapies for Muscular Dystrophy
Morayma Reyes, MD, PhD, UW Pathology

Targeted Insertion of a "Floxed" Reporter in Human Embryonic Stem Cells by Zinc-finger Nuclease
Jay Gantz, Graduate Student, UW Bioengineering -- Poster Abstract

Neuralized iPSCs can migrate to gliomas: MRI findings
Tyler McKay, Research Technologist, UW Radiology -- Poster Abstract


10:45 – 12:05      Session 2

Stem cell-based replacement therapy for diabetes
Vincenzo Cirulli, MD, PhD, UW Medicine/Metabolism & Pharmacology

Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Hepatocytes
Ed Kelly, PhD, UW Pharmaceutics

Update on the "in which" Case: Sherley v. Sebelius
Michael Corn, JD, UW Office of Sponsored Programs

Inducing Stages of Pluripotency
David Hockenbery, MD, UW Medicine/Gastroenterology & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


12:05 – 12:55 Lunch and Posters


12:55 – 1:55      Keynote Presentation

A Chemical Approach to Cellular Reprogramming
Sheng Ding, PhD
Associate Professor
The Scripps Research Institute


1:55 – 3:25      Session 3

Gene Targeting in Stem Cells
David Russell, MD, PhD, UW Medicine/Hematology & Biochemistry

Reprogramming iPS Cells as a Strategy for Correcting the Stem Cell Defect in Congenital Amegakaryocytic Thrombocytopenia (CAMT)
Neil Josephson, MD, UW Medicine/Hematology

Canine ESC/iPSC: apparent species specific challanges?
Aravind Ramakrishnan, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


3:40 – 5:10     Session 4

HIF function in stem cell metabolism and iPSC induction
Hannele Ruohola-Baker, PhD, UW Biochemistry

Homing endonucleases as tools for stem cell genome engineering
Andrew Scharenberg, MD, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Gene correction of induced pluripotent stem cells from patients with inherited marrow failure syndromes
Hongyan Du, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center