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 (52152) for fall 2013 semester.

Spring 2012 Campus Lab Meeting Schedule

January 22 Gregory A. Hudalla, Research Associate, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Protein-bearing Nanofibers as Immunomodulators
January 29 Rosario Isasi, Research Associate International Stem Cell Forum - Ethics Working Party, Secretariat Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) Faculty of Medicine, Dpt. of Human Genetics, McGill University From Individuals to Populations: Exploring the Socio-Ethical and Policy Challenges posed by Stem Cell Genomics
February 5 Sean Palecek and Eric Shusta, Professors, Chemical & Biological Engineering Blood-brain barrier-like endothelial cells from human pluripotent stem cells.
February 12 Qiang Chang, Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics/Waisman Center Studying Rett Syndrome Using Patient-Specific iPSCs
February 19 Anita Bhattacharyya, Senior Scientist, Waisman Center Stem cells and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
February 26 Ray Vanderby, Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering Use of MSCs to enhance ligament healing
March 5 Haifan Lin, Professor, Cell Biology and Genetics; Director, Yale Stem Cell Center Yale University School of Medicine A Novel piRNA-Mediated Epigenetic Mechanism Related to Stem Cells
March 12 Paul Wrighton, SCRMC Fellow, Biochemistry (Kiessling lab) Synthetic Surfaces to Improve Directed Differentiation of hESCs and Dissect Insoluble Signaling Mechanisms.
March 19 Sam Gubbels, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology Inner Ear Progenitor Cell Generation from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
April 2 Tapas Nayak, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Radiology, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (Cai Lab) Tissue Engineering with Carbon Nanomaterials and Stem Cells
April 16 Kran Suknuntha, Research Assistant, Cellular and Molecular Pathology (Slukvin lab) Generation of Leukemic stem cell-like cells from iPSCs derived from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
April 23 Daniel DiRenzo, Postdoctoral Trainee (Kent Lab), Vascular Surgery TGF-beta/SMAD3 Driven Smooth Muscle Cell De-differentiation
April 30 * Daryl Nelson, Graduate Fellow, Cell and Regenerative Biology (Lyons lab) The Homeobox Transcription Factor, Irx4, Identifies a Mutipotent, Ventricular-specific Cardiac Progenitor
May 7 Samuel Rabkin, Associate Professor, Surgery/Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School Cancer Stem Cells in Glioblastoma

Additional Information

(*) To be held in 1360 Biotechnology Center, 425 Henry Mall