Campus Stem Cell Lab meetings archives

Campus Stem Cell Lab meetings (aka Anatomy 675: Stem Cell Seminar; Cell & Regenerative Biology 675: Stem Cell Seminar)
Fall 2012
4-Sep Sara Colopy, Clinical Instructor, Surgical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine Slow-Cycling Cells of the Urinary Bladder Epithelium
11-Sep Krishanu Saha, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Engineering Pluripotent Stem Cells Using New Models and Biomaterials
25-Sep Marina Emborg, Associate Professor, Medical Physics Why should we publish negative results?
2-Oct 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.
9-Oct Christian Capitini, Assistant Professor, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology & BMT Modulating alloreactivity after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
16-Oct Sanal Kumar, Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell and Regenerative Biology (Bresnick lab) Cis-element Requirement for Establishment/maintenance of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
23-Oct 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.
30-Oct Abraham Al-Ahmad, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Shusta’s Group Blossoming a fully humanized blood-brain barrier out of stem cells
6-Nov Melissa Wong, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University A role for endogenous cell fusion in cancer progression
13-Nov Joe Phillips, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ophthalmology/Waisman Center, Gamm lab Investigating the role of VSX2 (CHX10) in human retinal development with iPS cells
20-Nov Randolph Ashton, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Towards Engineering CNS Tissue Morphogenesis
27-Nov CANCELLED: Karen Downs, Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology CANCELLED: Cryptic Progenitor Cell Pools Build the Mouse Embryo
4-Dec 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 ?
11-Dec Weixiang Guo, Postdoctoral Fellow, SCRMC, Neuroscience/Waisman Center, Zhao Lab RNA Binding Proteins and Adult Neurogenesis
Spring 2013
22-Jan Gregory A. Hudalla, Research Associate, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Protein-bearing Nanofibers as Immunomodulators
29-Jan 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
5-Feb Sean Palecek and Eric Shusta, Professors, Chemical & Biological Engineering Blood-brain barrier-like endothelial cells from human pluripotent stem cells.
12-Feb Qiang Chang, Assistant Professor, Genetics/Waisman Center Studying Rett Syndrome Using Patient-Specific iPSCs
19-Feb Anita Bhattacharyya, Senior Scientist, Waisman Center Stem cells and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
26-Feb Ray Vanderby, Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering Use of MSCs to enhance ligament healing
5-Mar 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
12-Mar Paul Wrighton, SCRMC Fellow, Biochemistry (Kiessling lab) Synthetic Surfaces to Improve Directed Differentiation of hESCs and Dissect Insoluble Signaling Mechanisms
19-Mar Sam Gubbels, Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Inner Ear Progenitor Cell Generation from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
2-Apr Tapas Nayak, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Radiology, Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering (Cai Lab) Tissue Engineering with Carbon Nanomaterials and Stem Cells
16-Apr Kran Suknuntha, Research Assistant, Cellular and Molecular Pathology (Slukvin lab) Generation of Leukemic stem cell-like cells from iPSCs derived from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
23-Apr Daniel DiRenzo, Postdoctoral Trainee (Kent Lab), Vascular Surgery TGF-beta/SMAD3 Driven Smooth Muscle Cell De-differentiation.”
30-Apr Daryl Nelson, Graduate Fellow, Cell and Regenerative Biology (Lyons lab) The Homeobox Transcription Factor, Irx4, Identifies a Mutipotent, Ventricular-specific Cardiac Progenitor
7-May Samuel Rabkin, Associate Professor, Surgery/Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School Cancer Stem Cells in Glioblastoma
Fall 2013
3-Sep Timothy Kamp, Professor, Medicine iPS Cells for Cardiac Repair: Opportunities and Challenges
10-Sep No Campus Stem Cell Lab meeting No Campus Stem Cell Lab meeting
17-Sep Jon Odorico, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Transplant Research & Development Beta Cell Differentiation from Pluripotent Stem Cells
24-Sep Meri Firpo, Assistant Professor, Medicine / Endocrinology, Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota Scale-up Cultures of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Endoderm
1-Oct Thomas Diekwisch, Professor, Oral Biology, UIC College of Dentistry Odontogenic Lineage Specification and Stem-cell Based Attachment of Lost Teeth
8-Oct Myriam Bouchlaka, Postdoctoral Fellow, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (Capitini Lab) 19F-MRI for Tracking NK Cells After Adoptive Transfer
15-Oct Eric Schmuck, Assistant Scientist, Medicine/Cardiology (Raval Lab) Allogeneic “Prime and Boost” Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction in Swine, a Translational Research Study
22-Oct Abraham Al-Ahmad, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical & Biological Engineering (Shusta Lab) Another Brick in The Wall: Using stem cell technology to model an in vitro human model of the blood-brain barrier as a tool to improve brain drug delivery and to better understand cerebrovascular diseases.
29-Oct Dagna Sheerar, Manager, UWCCC Flow Laboratory; Gene Ananiev, Manager, Small Molecule Screening Laboratory Single Cell Sorting and Analysis of Stem Cells by Flow Cytometry: Established Methods and New Developments (Dagna) & High throughput screening and Drug discovery resources at UW Madison (Gene)
5-Nov John Canty, Professor and Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Clinical and Translational Research Center, SUNY-Buffalo Stimulation of Endogenous Myocyte Proliferation in Viable Dysfunctional Myocardium with Allogenic Intracoronary Stem Cell Therapy
12-Nov Ethan Lippmann, SCRMC Fellow, Biomedical Engineering (Ashton Lab) Axis patterning of spinal cord progenitors derived from human pluripotent stem cells
19-Nov Ruchira Singh, Assistant Scientist, Ophthalmology / Waisman Center(Gamm Lab) Patient-specific iPS cell model of an inherited macular degeneration: Disease mechanism and potential therapeutics
26-Nov David Vereide, Assistant Scientist (Thomson Lab) Life on the frontier: tales of trapping progenitor cells
3-Dec Albert Edge, Associate Professor of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School; Eaton-Peabody Laboratory Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Regeneration of Hair Cells from Cochlear Stem Cells
10-Dec Adam Bock, Honorary Fellow, College of Letters & Sciences (visiting from University of Edinburgh Business School) Venturing in the Dark: Entrepreneurial capabilities and collaboration in regenerative medicine
Spring 2014
21-Jan 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
28-Jan 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
4-Feb Alex Meissner, Associate Professor, Harvard University, Harvard Stem Cell Institute DNA methylation dynamics in stem cells and development
11-Feb Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, Law School Stem Cell Tourism
18-Feb Ronghui Li, SCRMC Fellow, Medical Genetics / Waisman Center (Chang Lab) Understanding the molecular functions of Methyl-CpG-binding protein 2
25-Feb Waisman iPSC and CMN cores with Anita Bhattacharyya and Karla Knobel How the Waisman Center Cellular and Molecular Core Facility can help your research
4-Mar Tejal Desai, Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California-San Francisco Micro and Nanostructured Cues for Therapeutic Delivery and Tissue Regeneration
11-Mar Xin Gao, Research Assistant (Bresnick lab) Genetic Basis for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Generation in the Mammalian Embryo
18-Mar No Campus Stem Cell Lab meeting (Spring Break)
25-Mar Anita Bhattacharyya, Senior Scientist, Waisman Center Down syndrome iPSC derived neurons
1-Apr Justin Williams, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering Neuroengineering: Emerging Multiscalar Technologies for Interfacing with the Nervous System
8-Apr 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
15-Apr Kyle Hewitt, Hematology Training Program Postdoctoral Fellow (Bresnick lab) Deciphering the HSC cistrome to discover novel genetic mechanisms that control hematopoiesis
22-Apr Jonathan Van Dyke, Postoctoral Research Associate, Comparative Biosciences (Suzuki lab) Generating Skeletal Muscle Progenitor Cells (Healthy and Diseased) Using Pluripotent Cell Sources
6-May 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
Fall 2014
2-Sep Pratik Lalit, Research Assistant, Medicine (Kamp lab) Lineage reprogramming of mouse fibroblasts to proliferative and multipotent induced cardiac progenitor cells by defined factors
9-Sep No Tuesday talk. Fall Conference on Friday, September 12 N/A
16-Sep Anita Bhattacharyya, Senior Scientist, Waisman Center, and Tenneille Ludwig, Sr Scientist, WiCell Waisman iPS core and WiCell characterization of those cells
23-Sep Justin Anderson and Paulanne Chelf, Intellectual Property Managers, WARF Patent Eligibility: A Moving Target
30-Sep Special: UW-Madison Stem Cell Science: Where It Began, Where We’re Going UW-Madison Stem Cell Science: Where It Began, Where We’re Going
7-Oct Hal Broxmeyer, Distinguished Professor of Microbiology/Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine New Paradigms in Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor cells, and Hematopoiesis, that May Relate to other Stem Cell Systems
14-Oct Skye McIver, American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow, UW-Madison Blood Research Program, Carbone Cancer Center (Bresnick group) The RNA-Degrading Exosome Complex is an Endogenous Suppressor of Erythroid Maturation
21-Oct David Jones, Postdoctoral Trainee, Neuroscience (Robertson Lab) The Role of hERG 1b in Stem Cell Derived-Cardiomyocyte Action Potentials
28-Oct Randy Levinson, Senior Editor, Nature Medicine Navigating the Publishing Process at High-Impact Journals
4-Nov Howard Colman, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Utah Mesenchymal transition in Glioblastoma stem-like cells: Effects of microenvironment on differentiation state and treatment resistance
11-Nov Andrew Peterson, SCRMC Trainee (Zhang lab) Identifying mitochondrial metabolic and positional defects in ALS iPSC-derived motor neurons
18-Nov Peiman Hematti, Associate Professor, Medicine / Hematology-Oncology Cellular therapy for graft versus host disease
25-Nov Sana Salih, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology Fertility Preservation in Female Cancer Patients: Preventing Doxorubicin-induced Ovarian Toxicity
2-Dec Christopher Evans, Director, Rehabilitation Medicine, Mayo Clinic Gene based approaches to regenerating bone and cartilage
9-Dec Akhilesh Kumar, Research Associate, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Slukvin Lab) Vasculogenic Potential of Mesenchymoangioblast
Spring 2015
20-Jan Michael Schwartz, Assistant Scientist, Biomedical Engineering (Murphy Lab) Human pluripotent stem cell-derived neural tissue models for predictive neurotoxicity screening and safety assessment
27-Jan Asuka Eguchi, SCRMC Trainee, Biochemistry (Ansari lab) Triggering cell fate with artificial transcription factors
3-Feb CANCELLED: Brian Kaspar, Associate Professor, Ohio State University Developing therapeutics for neuromuscular disease: from basic to translational studies
10-Feb Matthew Brown, Research Assistant, Surgery (Burlingham lab) Investigation of Pluripotent Stem Cell Immunogenicity Using Humanized Mouse Models
17-Feb Ulrich Broeckel, Professor, Pediatrics, Medicine and Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin Understanding Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Disease Mechanisms using Patients-Specific iPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes
24-Feb Khoa Tran, Research Assistant, Cell & Regenerative Biology (Sridharan lab) Collaborative rewiring of the pluripotency network by chromatin and signalling modulating pathways
3-Mar Allison Ebert, Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Structural and functional abnormalities in LRRK2 G2019S iPSC-derived sensory neurons
10-Mar Ka Yi Ling, Research Assistant (Downs lab) Hedgehog mobilizes bipotential hypoblast/visceral endoderm to create the fetal-umbilical connection
17-Mar Tsung-Lin Tsai, Research Assistant (Li lab) Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Endothelial Cells Interaction through Endothelin-1
24-Mar Xiaoping Bao, Research Assistant (Palecek lab) Generation of cardiac cell lineages from human pluripotent stem cells by modulation of WNT signaling via small molecules
7-Apr Jared Carlson-Strevermer, SCRMC Trainee, Biomedical Engineering (Saha lab) Medium throughput method for assaying CRISPR/Cas9 based fitness effects
14-Apr Kyle Hewitt, Postdoctoral fellow (Bresnick lab) Discovering Novel Mechanisms of Hematopoiesis Through Interrogation of the GATA2 Cistrome
21-Apr Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng, Research Theme Leader, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery; Co-Director, Polymer Engineering Center Fabrication of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds and Devices
28-Apr Fima Zaltsman, SCRMC trainee, Biochemistry (Kiessling lab) Role of mechanical cues in contributing to human pluripotent stem cell fate decisions
5-May Jay Schneider, Associate Director, Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine, UT Southwestern Opening new frontiers in muscle cell science and medicine with pluripotent human stem cells
Fall 2015
8-Sep Yuejun Chen, Assistant Scientist, Waisman Center (Zhang lab) Engineering Human Stem Cell Lines with Inducible Gene Knockout using CRISPR/Cas9
15-Sep Bikash Pattnaik, Senior Scientist, Pediatrics Use of iPS-RPE to model and treat blindness
22-Sep William Daly, Assistant Scientist, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (Murphy lab); Core Director for the Human Models for Analysis of Pathway’s Center (H-MAPs Center) Developing Human Models for Analysis of Pathways
6-Oct Kunlin Jin, Professor, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center Stem cell therapy for stroke from bench to bedside
13-Oct Kevin W. Eliceiri, Director, Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI) Multidimensional Imaging of the Cellular Microenvironment
20-Oct Ming Pei, Associate Professor, Orthopedics, West Virginia University Decellularized Cell Matrix and Cartilage Regeneration
27-Oct Brett Napiwocki, Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering; Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery – BIONATES Micropatterned substrates control the cytoskeletal organization of hESC-Cardiomyocytes
3-Nov Brian Kaspar, Associate Professor, Ohio State University Developing therapeutics for neuromuscular disease: from basic to translational studies
10-Nov Barak Blum, Assistant Professor, Cell & Regenerative Biology Differentiation, de-differentiation and re-differentiation of pancreatic beta cells
17-Nov Ravi Vaidyanathan, Assistant Scientist, Medicine/Cardiology IK1-Enhanced Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes: An Improved Cardiomyocyte Model to Investigate Inherited Arrhythmia Syndromes
24-Nov Linda Hogle, Professor, Medical History and Bioethics Evidence, Damned Evidence and Data: What Counts as “Acceptable” Knowledge of What Works in Regenerative Medicine?
1-Dec Yan Lu, Scientist, Medical Sciences, Comparative Orthopedic Research Laboratory (Markel lab) Evaluation of suture material loaded with growth factors on tendon healing in animal model
8-Dec Mitch Biermann, Research Assistant, Medicine/Cardiology (Kamp lab) A human Irx4+ biptotential ventricular progenitor isolated with DNA nanoparticles
15-Dec Justin Koepsel, Biomedical Engineer, Stratatech Corporation Development and Clinical Application of StrataGraft Skin Tissue in Severe Burns
Spring 2016
19-Jan Gene Ananiev, Small Molecule Screening Facility (SMSF) University of Wisconsin Madison Small Molecule Screening Facility: An Academic Fee For Service HTS Center
26-Jan Igor Slukvin, Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Discovery of Survival Factor for Primitive Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Cells Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
2-Feb David Traver, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UC-San Diego Embryonic specification of hematopoietic stem cells
9-Feb Kristyn Masters, Biomedical Engineering Manipulation of the Extracellular Matrix Environment to Study Tissue Development and Disease
16-Feb Nathan Welham, Surgery/Otolaryngology Bioengineered vocal fold mucosa for voice restoration
23-Feb Asuka Eguchi, SCRMC Trainee, CMB, Biochemistry (Ansari lab) Genetic Screen of Artificial Transcription Factors to Induce Pluripotency
1-Mar Jeremy Mao, Dentistry/Center for Craniofacial Regeneration, Columbia University Homing of endogenous stem cells by molecular cues and biomaterials
8-Mar Xin Gao, Research Assistant, Cell & Regenerative Medicine (Bresnick lab) GATA Factor-G-Protein-Coupled Receptor Circuit Suppresses Hematopoiesis.
15-Mar Arshad Jahangir, Center for Integrative Research on Cardiovascular Aging, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI The Aging Heart
29-Mar Divya Sinha, Biomedical Engineering (Saha lab) Enrichment of hPSC-derived photoreceptors: Identifying efficient methods using an interdisciplinary approach
5-Apr Cynthia E. Dunbar, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Investigating Pluripotent and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology and Therapeutic Potential inthe Rhesus Macaque Model
12-Apr George J. Murphy, Assistant Professor of Hematology & Oncology, Boston University; Boston University Center for Regenerative Medicine Brewing Blood: Pluripotent stem cell modeling of hematopoiesis in both health and disease
19-Apr Zafirah Zaidan, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (Sridharan lab) The Role of HP1 Family of Proteins in Pluripotency
26-Apr M Taher Saif, Mechanical Engineering/Graduate Programs and Research, University of Illinois Force connection to memory and learning
3-May David Jones, Neuroscience (Robertson lab) Dominant negative consequences of a hERG 1b-specific mutation
Fall 2016
6-Sep Sayaka Masuko, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemistry/Biochemistry (Kiessling lab) Elucidating the roles of heparan sulfate in human pluripotent stem cells
13-Sep Matthew Brown, Research Assistant, Surgery/Transplant Division (Burlingham lab) Studying the human immune response to regenerative medicine therapies in humanized mouse models
20-Sep Jacques Galipeau, Professor, Oncology Mechanistic analysis of MSCs for optimized use in clinical trials
27-Sep Stephanie Willerth, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Engineering, University of Victoria Tools for engineering personalized neural tissue
4-Oct Scott Canfield, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical & Biological Engineering (Shusta/Palecek labs) Development of a Stem Cell-Derived Blood Brain Barrier Model: Applications in Disease Modeling
11-Oct Jan Huisken, Director, Medical Engineering, Morgridge Institute for Research Building a smart and gentle microscope for your sample
18-Oct Melissa Skala, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Investigator, Morgridge Institute for Research Quantitative optical imaging of organotypic cultures
25-Oct Jonathan Kimmelman, Associate Professor, Biomedical Ethics, McGill University How to Succeed With Failing in Translational Research
1-Nov Gong Chen, Biology, Penn State University Reversing Glial Scar For Brain Repair
8-Nov Marina Emborg, Associate Professor, Medical Physics Real-Time Intraoperative MRI for brain delivery of cell-based therapies
15-Nov Kyunghee Choi, Associate Professor, Pathology and Immunology Etv2 in the generation and regeneration of hematopoietic and vascular systems
22-Nov Gene Uenishi, Research Assistant, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (Slukvin lab) Investigating the role of NOTCH signaling during hematopoietic development using human pluripotent stem cells
29-Nov David Vereide, Morgridge Fellow, Regenerative Biology, Morgridge Institute for Research Arterial endothelial precursors yield clues about the origins of vascular disease
6-Dec Ivan Moskowitz, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Pathology & Human Genetics, University of Chicago Gene regulatory networks for cardiac form and function
13-Dec Patrick Ingram, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering (Beebe lab), and Laurel Hind, Postdoctoral Fellow, Medical Microbiology and Immunology (Huttenlocher lab) iPSC-based in vitro model of neutrophil migration and extravasation
Spring 2017
17-Jan Tim Kamp, Professor, Medicine Cardiac Progenitors and Cardioregenerative Medicine
24-Jan Christian Capitini, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Human mesenchymal stem cell-educated macrophages confer protection from xenogeneic GVHD and radiation injury
31-Jan Ling Hao, Research Assistant, Pharmaceutical Science (Lingjun Li’s lab) Embryonic specification of hematopoietic stem cells
7-Feb Graham C. Parker, Professor, Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine Regenerative medicine: How conflicts of interest prevent real progress
14-Feb Toy Willem Lange, Associate Scientist, Pediatrics (Ralphe lab) Human iPSC-Derived Engineered Cardiac Tissue as a Model to Study Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
21-Feb Khoa Tran, Research Assistant, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology (Sridharan lab) Cellular Pharmacology (Sridharan lab) Epigenetic dynamics during the acquisition of pluripotentcy
28-Feb Jacques Galipeau, Visiting Professor, Department of Medicine The use of B-cells for therapy of neuroinflammatory disease
7-Mar Joseph Wu, Professor, Medicine & Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine Cardiac iPSCs for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery, and Regenerative Medicine
14-Mar Tenneille Ludwig, Senior Scientist, WiCell, and Andrew Petersen, Assistant Scientist, Waisman Center New PSC cell line and gene editing resources
28-Mar Bill Murphy, Professor, Biomedical Engineering / Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Assembly of stem cell-derived human tissues for screening applications
4-Apr Robert Mauck, Orthopedic Surgery & Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania Mechanical Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation
11-Apr Ron Stewart, Associate Director-Bioinformatics, Regenerative Biology Laboratory, Morgridge Institute for Research Axolotl Regeneration and Development and Big Data Mining
18-Apr Mitch Biermann, Research Assistant, Medicine, Kamp lab Activated cardiac progenitors from human induced pluripotent stem cells with enhanced capacity to generate mature cardiomyocytes in cardiac microtissue
25-Apr Ei Terasawa, Professor, Pediatrics and Wisconsin National Primate Research Center National Primate Research Center Generation of GnRH Neurons from Stem Cells: Good News for Reproductive Medicine
2-May Ali H. Brivanlou, Stem Cell Biology & Molecular Embryology, Rockefeller University Self-Organization of HESC’s and human embryos
Fall 2017
9/5/17 Patrick C.H. Hsieh, Visiting Research Fellow and Professor, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan Cardiomyocyte replenishment, reprogramming and regeneration
9/12/17 William Daly, Assistant Scientist, Orthopedics & Rehabiliation (Murphy lab) Modelling Neurodevelopment and Disease using Vascularized Neural Organoids
9/19/17 Ahmed Mahmoud, Assistant Professor, Cell & Regenerative Biology Cellular and Molecular Regulation of Mammalian Heart Regeneration
9/26/17 Jeffrey Jones, Research Associate, Neuroscience (Zhang lab) From Structure to Function: iPSC Model of AxD Elucidates Functions of GFAP
10/3/17 George Gittes, Professor, Surgery/Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Beta cell proliferation, regeneration, and protection
10/10/17 ChangHwan Lee, SCRMC Trainee, Biochemistry (Kimble lab) C. elegans GLP-1/Notch activates transcription in a probability gradient across the germline stem cell pool
10/17/17 Edgardo Castro-Perez, Research Associate, Dermatology (Setaluri lab) Reprogramming of melanocytes and melanoma cells to model the cellular origin of melanoma
10/24/17 Guojun Chen, Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering (Gong lab) Stimuli-responsive nanocarriers for gene therapies
10/31/17 Weibo Cai, Associate Professor, Radiology, Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences Harnessing the Power of Molecular Imaging for Precision Medicine.
11/7/17 Atsushi Asakura, Associate Professor, Stem Cell Institute, McGuire Translational Research Facility, Univ of Minnesota Skeletal muscle stem cell induction, maintenance and therapy
11/14/17 Bo Liu, Professor, Surgery Roles of circulating cells in endothelial regeneration after arterial injury.
11/21/17 Gavin Knight, Research Assistant, Biomedical Engineering (Ashton lab) Engineering 2D Organotypic CNS Tissues from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
11/28/17 Alta Charo, Professor, Law Political Update: Federal and State Regulation and Funding Developments
12/5/17 Shannon Walsh, Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering (Henak lab) Age-Dependent Activity of Articular Cartilage Progenitor Cells
12/12/17 Rudolph Jaenisch. Professor, Biology, Whitehead Institute, MIT Stem cells, epigenetic regulation and disease relevance
Spring  2018
1/23/18 Brandon Kim, SCRMC Trainee, CBE (Shusta lab) iPSC derived neurovascular unit modeling of central nervous system infections
1/30/18 Patrick C.H. Hsieh, Visiting Professor, Medicine Targeted Delivery of Cardiovascular Therapeutics
2/6/18 Amber Zhou, Research Assistant, Cell & Regenerative Biology (Sridharan lab) Defining reprogramming checkpoints from single cell analysis of induced pluripotency
2/13/18 Leigh Turner, Associate Professor, Center for Bioethics, School of Public Health, & College of Pharmacy (Univ of Minnesota) U.S. Businesses Selling Unproven “Stem Cell” Interventions: Ethical, Scientific, and Regulatory Concerns
2/20/18 Jayshree Samanta, Assistant Professor, Comparative Biosciences Role of endogenous neural stem cells in remyelination
2/27/18 Dan Tremmel, SCRMC Trainee, Surgery (Odorico lab) Development of a pancreatic ECM platform for enhancement of beta cell differentiation
3/6/18 Jan Nolta, Director, Stem Cell Program, UC-Davis Next Generation Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapies
3/13/18 Anita Bhattacharyya Defining interneuron deficits in Down syndrome with disorder-specific human stem cells
3/20/18 Zafirah Szidan, SCRMC Trainee, CRB (Sridharan lab) Role of HP1 and H3K9 methylation in pluripotency and differentiation
4/3/18 Junsu Kang, Assistant Professor, CRB Fishing for regulators of tissue regeneration
4/10/18 Max Salick, Postdoctoral Researcher, Neuroscience, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research Single-Cell Transcriptomics of CRISPR-Engineered TSC2-/- Human Cerebral Organoids Reveals Cell Type Specific Phenotypes in Tuberous Sclerosis and Treatment Response
4/17/18 Charu Mehta, Research Assistant, Cell and Regenerative Biology (Bresnick lab) Integrating Enhancer Mechanisms to establish a hierarchical blood development program
4/24/18 Coral Wille, Research Associate, WID (Sridharan lab) The role of transcriptional elongation in pluripotency acquisition
5/1/18 Mandi  Lopez, Professor and Director, Laboratory for Equine and Comparative Orthopedic Research, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University Flasks to Fruition – Tissue Regeneration for One Health
Fall  2018
9/11/18 John Carter Ralphe, Associate Professor, Pediatric Professor Functional iPSC Models of Human Cardiomyopathy
9/18/18 Elliot Swartz, Scientist, Good Food Institute Opportunities for leveraging stem cell technology in the emerging clean meat industry
9/25/18 Jacques Galipeau, Professor, Medicine Benchtop cell science to first-in-human studies – the UW paradigm
10/2/18 James A. Martin, Associate Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa The Intrinsic Regenerative Capacity of Articular  Cartilage
10/9/18 Joe Klim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology, Harvard University (Eggan lab) TDP-43 – The key to unlocking ALS through pluripotent stem cell disease modeling
10/16/18 Melissa Adams, Research Assistant, Cell & Regenerative Biology (Blum lab) Role of Roundabout Receptors in the Islets of Langerhans
10/23/18 Patrick C.H. Hsieh, MD, PHD, Visiting Professor, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica The gut microbiota modulates heart repair after infarction
10/30/18 Teneeille Ludwig, Director, WiCell Stem Bank 20 years of human pluripotent stem cell impact; Patents, publications and funding
11/6/18 Stephen Tsang, Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia University Patient-specific stem cells as a platform for precision medicine
11/13/18 Tim Kamp, Professor, Medicine, & Will Burlingham, Professor, Surgery Testing Immunogenicity of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Cardiac Grafts
11/20/18 Benjamin Gastfriend, Research Assistant, Chemical & Biological Engineering (Shusta/Palecek labs) Modeling blood-brain barrier development and function with stem cell-derived brain endothelial cells and pericytes
11/27/18 Tongcheng Qian, Postdoctoral Fellow, Morgridge Institute for Research / Biomedical Engineering (Skala lab) Engineering stem cells for regenerative medicine and disease modeling
12/4/18 Christopher Breuer, Co-Director, Pediatric Surgery / Tissue Engineering, Nationwide Childrens’ Hospital Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering
12/11/18 Gavin Knight, Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering (Ashton lab) Engineering Standardized Organotypic Neural Slice Cultures from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells