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 2015 Campus Lab Meeting Schedule

January 20 Michael Schwartz, Assistant Scientist, Biomedical Engineering (Murphy Lab) Human pluripotent stem cell-derived neural tissue models for predictive neurotoxicity screening and safety assessment
January 27 Asuka Eguchi, SCRMC Trainee, Biochemistry (Ansari lab) Triggering cell fate with artificial transcription factors
February 3 CANCELLED: Brian Kaspar, Associate Professor, Ohio State University Developing therapeutics for neuromuscular disease: from basic to translational studies
February 10 Matthew Brown, Research Assistant, Surgery (Burlingham lab) Investigation of Pluripotent Stem Cell Immunogenicity Using Humanized Mouse Models
February 17 Ulrich Broeckel, Professor, Pediatrics, Medicine and Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin Understanding Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Disease Mechanisms using Patients-Specific iPSC-derived Cardiomyocytes
February 24 Khoa Tran, Research Assistant, Cell & Regenerative Biology (Sridharan lab) Collaborative rewiring of the pluripotency network by chromatin and signalling modulating pathways
March 3 Allison Ebert, Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Structural and functional abnormalities in LRRK2 G2019S iPSC-derived sensory neurons
March 10 Ka Yi Ling, Research Assistant (Downs lab) Hedgehog mobilizes bipotential hypoblast/visceral endoderm to create the fetal-umbilical connection
March 17 Tsung-Lin Tsai, Research Assistant (Li lab) Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Endothelial Cells Interaction through Endothelin-1
March 24 Xiaoping Bao, Research Assistant (Palecek lab) Generation of cardiac cell lineages from human pluripotent stem cells by modulation of WNT signaling via small molecules
March 31 No talk--Spring Break
April 7 Jared Carlson-Strevermer, SCRMC Trainee, Biomedical Engineering (Saha lab) Medium throughput method for assaying CRISPR/Cas9 based fitness effects
April 14 Kyle Hewitt, Postdoctoral fellow (Bresnick lab) Discovering Novel Mechanisms of Hematopoiesis Through Interrogation of the GATA2 Cistrome
April 21 Lih-Sheng (Tom) Turng, Research Theme Leader, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery; Co-Director, Polymer Engineering Center Fabrication of Tissue Engineering Scaffolds and Devices
April 28 Fima Zaltsman, SCRMC trainee, Biochemistry (Kiessling lab) Role of mechanical cues in contributing to human pluripotent stem cell fate decisions
May 5 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

Additional Information

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