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.

Fall 2012 Campus Lab Meeting Schedule

September 4 Sara Colopy, Clinical Instructor, Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine Slow-Cycling Cells of the Urinary Bladder Epithelium
September 11 Krishanu Saha, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Engineering Pluripotent Stem Cells Using New Models and Biomaterials
September 25 Marina Emborg, Associate Professor, Medical Physics Why should we publish negative results?
October 2 Jeffrey Jones, Director of Derivation, WiCell Research Institute Derivation of three new clinical grade human embryonic stem cell lines under completely defined, feeder-free, xeno-free conditions.
October 9 Christian Capitini, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & BMT Modulating alloreactivity after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
October 16 Sanal Kumar, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell and Regenerative Biology (Bresnick lab) Cis-element Requirement for Establishment/maintenance of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
October 23 Irina Elcheva, Associate Researcher, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Slukvin Lab Gain-of-function genetic screen identifies transcriptional regulators that direct programming of human pluripotent stem cells to pan-myeloid and erythro-megakaryocytic hematopoietic lineages.
October 30 Abraham Al-Ahmad, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Shusta's Group Blossoming a fully humanized blood-brain barrier out of stem cells
November 6 Melissa Wong, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University A role for endogenous cell fusion in cancer progression
November 13 Joe Phillips, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ophthalmology/Waisman Center, Gamm lab Investigating the role of VSX2 (CHX10) in human retinal development with iPS cells
November 20 Randolph Ashton, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Towards Engineering CNS Tissue Morphogenesis
November 27 CANCELLED: Karen Downs, Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology CANCELLED: Cryptic Progenitor Cell Pools Build the Mouse Embryo
December 4 Lorenz Studer, Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Neural differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells – From Pain to Therapeutic Gain ?
December 11 Weixiang Guo, Postdoctoral Fellow, SCRMC, Neuroscience/Waisman Center, Zhao Lab RNA Binding Proteins and Adult Neurogenesis