Spring 2014 Campus Lab Meeting Schedule

This event is held in the center of campus at the new Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (most weeks), making it easy for all groups to attend. It currently attracts up to 100 students, post-doctoral fellows, staff and faculty each week. The structure is flexible and will encompass presentations of current research as well as discussion of relevant journal articles. A major goal is to maintain communication within the very diverse stem cell community at UW-Madison.

The meetings will usually be held on Tuesdays from noon to 1:00 P.M. in the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID) (in the Forum, Town Center, on the first floor) unless otherwise indicated. Sandwiches will be served (water is provided; please bring other beverages if you wish.) Contact Sue Gilbert (or subscribe to our google group [see link at bottome of this page]) for more information or to be added to the Stem Cell Research mailing list.

This seminar series can also be taken for credit. It is listed as Anatomy 675: Topics in Anatomy: Stem Cell Seminar. Intended for juniors, seniors and graduate students (previous biology courseword is recommended.) 1 credit is offered for attendance and participation in the Campus Stem Cell Lab meeting that meets weekly to hear presentations of current research as well as discussion of relevant journal articles.  It will be section 021-LEC (37186) for spring 2014 semester.

Spring 2014 Campus Lab Meeting Schedule

January 21 Erdem Aktas, Department of Orthopedics at the Ankara Oncology Research and Training Hospital, Ankara Turkey (visiting researcher in Vanderby lab) Immune System Modulatıon wıth Prımed Mesenchymal Stem Cells Embedded in a Bıodegradable Scaffold for Regeneratıve Healıng of Rat Achılles Tendon Defect
January 28 Wan-Ju Li Assistant Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation / Biomedical Engineering Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Regulates Akt Signaling in Hypoxic Culture to Modulate Senescence of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells
February 4 Alex Meissner, Associate Professor, Harvard University, Harvard Stem Cell Institute DNA methylation dynamics in stem cells and development
February 11 Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, Law School Stem Cell Tourism
February 18 Ronghui Li, SCRMC Fellow, Medical Genetics / Waisman Center (Chang Lab) Understanding the molecular functions of Methyl-CpG-binding protein 2
February 25 Waisman iPSC and CMN cores with Anita Bhattacharyya and Karla Knobel How the Waisman Center Cellular and Molecular Core Facility can help your research
March 4 Tejal Desai, Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California-San Francisco Micro and Nanostructured Cues for Therapeutic Delivery and Tissue Regeneration
March 11 Xin Gao, Research Assistant (Bresnick lab) Genetic Basis for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Generation in the Mammalian Embryo
March 18 No Campus Stem Cell Lab meeting (Spring Break)
March 25 Anita Bhattacharyya, Senior Scientist, Waisman Center Down syndrome iPSC derived neurons
April 1 Justin Williams, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Neuroengineering: Emerging Multiscalar Technologies for Interfacing with the Nervous System
April 8 Kunil Raval, Research Assistant, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) (Kamp Lab) A Golgi-based Glycosylation Defect in a Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocyte Model of Infantile-onset Pompe Disease
April 15 Kyle Hewitt, Hematology Training Program Postdoctoral Fellow (Bresnick lab) Deciphering the HSC cistrome to discover novel genetic mechanisms that control hematopoiesis
April 22 Jonathan Van Dyke, Postoctoral Research Associate, Comparative Biosciences (Suzuki lab) Generating Skeletal Muscle Progenitor Cells (Healthy and Diseased) Using Pluripotent Cell Sources
May 6 Kaiming Ye, Professor / Department Chair Department of Bioengineering, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, SUNY-Binghampton Generating Pancreatic Tissues from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells