2014 Stem Cell Symposium

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

Join Seattle's vibrant stem cell community for a series of talks on current issues pertaining to stem cells in development, tissue regeneration and cancer research. In addition, come learn about the cutting edge stem cell research taking place locally during a stimulating poster session.

Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP directly to Leena Pranikay at

Event Highlights


9:00-10:00 Keynote Address
10:00-10:40 Session 1 Talks
10:40-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Session 2 Talks
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Poster Session
1:00-2:00 Keynote Address
2:00-3:00 Session 3 Talks
3:00-3:20 Break
3:20-5:00 Session 4 Talks

Keynote Presenters

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

Modeling human development with pluripotent stem cells

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

Session Talks

All session talks take place in the Orin Smith Auditorium of the SLU Administration Building. For detailed information about who will be speaking and their topics, please see the schedule of talks.

Poster Session

The Poster Session is scheduled from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM in the main lobby / café area located on the first floor of the SLU Administration Building. While the formal session is scheduled for 12:00 PM, the posters will remain up for the duration of the meeting and reviewed prior to the symposium start and during coffee breaks and lunch.

For poster titles and authors presenting, please see the listing of posters.

Transportation & Parking

SLU campus is located at the UW Medicine Research complex at 850 Republican Street. Parking at the SLU campus is very limited. Everyone is encouraged to use public transportation and/or the UW/SLU shuttle service to get to the event.

For UW permit holders, you may park "out of area" in the SLU garage located off of Republican. Punch a ticket upon entering the garage and bring your permit and/or husky card to the reception desk and they will validate your parking. For non-UW permit holders, there is limited on street hourly parking around the perimeter of the building. You may park in the garage without a permit, but please note, you will need to pay with a credit card and full day parking charges (~$12.00) will be in effect.