2013 Stem Cell Symposium

Stem Cell Renaissance

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Orin Smith Auditorium
SLU Campus, 850 Republican Street

Symposium flyer
Symposium schedule
Poster list

Schedule of Talks:

9:30 – 10:30     Keynote Presentation

The Secret Lives of Stem Cells: Genomics and epigenetics of pluripotency and differentiation
Jeanne F. Loring, PhD
Professor of Developmental Neurobiology
Director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine
Department of Chemical Physiology
The Scripps Research Institute

10:30 – 12:00      Session 1

Development and Regeneration of Mammalian Inner Ear Sensory Structures
Olivia Bermingham-McDonogh, PhD, UW Biological Structure

Regulation of the X chromosome in ES cells
Christine Disteche, PhD, UW Pathology

Using stem cells to study autism
Ricardo Dolmetsch, PhD, Allen Institute for Brain Science

The perivascular niche
Mark Majesky, PhD, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Identification of two Progenitor Cells in Cardiospheres derived cells with differing differentiation potential from adult human heart
Poster Presentation: Nuria Gago-Lopez, PhD, UW Cardiology

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Poster Session


1:00 – 2:40      Session 2

To divide or not to divide: Integration of proliferation and differentiation in the progenitor cells forming the vertebrate body
David Kimelman, PhD, UW Biochemistry

Mechanosensory hair cell regeneration
David Raible, PhD, UW Biological Structure

Identification of Differential Phosphorylation States Between Primary Cancer Cells and Cancer Stem Cells in Glioblastoma
Alejandro Wolf-Yadlin, PhD, UW Genome Sciences

Modeling myelodysplasia with human pluripotent stem cells
Eirini Papapetrou, MD, PhD, UW Hematology

Stem Cell ecology and Stem Cells in motion
Thalia Papayannopoulou, MD, UW Hematology

2:40 – 3:00      Break


3:00 – 4:30      Session 3

Developmental genetics of zebrafish pigment stem cells
David Parichy, PhD, UW Biology

Communication, Self-renewal, and Decision Making during Plant Epidermal Differentiation
Keiko Torii, PhD, UW Biology

Wnt/b-catenin signaling suppresses DUX4 expression and apoptosis in FSHD muscle cells
Poster Presentation: Gregory Block, MS, PhD, UW Genetic Medicine

Pursuing Pharmacologic Strategies to "Rejuvenate" Aging Cardiac Function
Peter Rabinovitch, MD, PhD, UW Pathology

Encoding epigenesis
John Stamatoyannopoulos, MD, UW Genome Sciences