Visiting Speakers Fall 2012 – Fall 2019

Each semester, we ask members of our faculty to identify researchers from across the country to visit UW-Madison and speak at our weekly seminar series. Since the SCRMC provides a central point of contact, information and facilitation for all stem cell research activities on campus, we also want to bring together researchers from outside the University to help advance  the center’s mission. This is to advance the science of stem cell biology and foster breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through faculty interactions, research support and education.
Fall 2012
Melissa Wong, Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University A role for endogenous cell fusion in cancer progression
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 ?
Spring 2013
Gregory A. Hudalla, Research Associate, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago Protein-bearing Nanofibers as Immunomodulators
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
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
Samuel Rabkin, Associate Professor, Surgery/Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School Cancer Stem Cells in Glioblastoma
Fall 2013
Meri Firpo, Assistant Professor, Medicine / Endocrinology, Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota Scale-up Cultures of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Endoderm
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
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
Spring 2014
Alex Meissner, Associate Professor, Harvard University, Harvard Stem Cell Institute DNA methylation dynamics in stem cells and development
Tejal Desai, Professor of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, University of California-San Francisco Micro and Nanostructured Cues for Therapeutic Delivery and Tissue Regeneration
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
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
Howard Colman, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Utah Mesenchymal transition in Glioblastoma stem-like cells: Effects of microenvironment on differentiation state and treatment resistance
Christopher Evans, Director, Rehabilitation Medicine, Mayo Clinic Gene based approaches to regenerating bone and cartilage
Spring 2015
Allison Ebert, Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Structural and functional abnormalities in LRRK2 G2019S iPSC-derived sensory neurons
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
Kunlin Jin, Professor, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center Stem cell therapy for stroke from bench to bedside
Brian Kaspar, Associate Professor, Ohio State University Developing therapeutics for neuromuscular disease: from basic to translational studies
Spring 2016
David Traver, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, UC-San Diego Embryonic specification of hematopoietic stem cells
Jeremy Mao, Dentistry/Center for Craniofacial Regeneration, Columbia University Homing of endogenous stem cells by molecular cues and biomaterials
Cynthia E. Dunbar, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Investigating Pluripotent and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Biology and Therapeutic Potential inthe Rhesus Macaque Model
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
M Taher Saif, Mechanical Engineering/Graduate Programs and Research, University of Illinois Force connection to memory and learning
Fall 2016
Jonathan Kimmelman, Associate Professor, Biomedical Ethics, McGill University How to Succeed With Failing in Translational Research
Gong Chen, Biology, Penn State University Reversing Glial Scar For Brain Repair
Ivan Moskowitz, Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Pathology & Human Genetics, University of Chicago Gene regulatory networks for cardiac form and function
Spring 2017
Graham C. Parker, Professor, Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine Regenerative medicine: How conflicts of interest prevent real progress
Joseph Wu, Professor, Medicine & Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine Cardiac iPSCs for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery, and Regenerative Medicine
Robert Mauck, Orthopedic Surgery & Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania Mechanical Regulation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation
Ali H. Brivanlou, Stem Cell Biology & Molecular Embryology, Rockefeller University Self-Organization of HESC’s and human embryos
Fall 2017
George Gittes, Professor, Surgery/Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Beta cell proliferation, regeneration, and protection
Atsushi Asakura, Associate Professor, Neurology, Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota Medical School Skeletal muscle stem cell induction, maintenance and therapy
Rudolph Jaenisch, Professor, Biology, Whitehead Institute, MIT Stem cells, epigenetic regulation and disease relevance
Spring 2018
Jan Nolta, Director, Stem Cell Program, UC-Davis Next Generation Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapies
Max Salick, Postdoctoral Researcher, 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
Mandi J. Lopez, Professor, Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University Flasks to Fruition – Tissue Regeneration for One Health
Fall 2018 (scheduled)
James A. Martin, Associate Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa The Intrinsic Regenerative Capacity of Articular  Cartilage
Stephen Tsang, , Associate Professor, Opthalmology, Pathology and Cell Biology, Columbia Unverity Patient-specific stem cells as a platform for precision medicine
Christopher Breuer, Co-Director, Pediatric Surgery / Tissue Engineering, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering
Spring 2019 (scheduled)
Freda Miller, Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto Hospital for Sick Children Building and repairing the brain with neural stem cells CANCELLED
Flora Vaccarino, Harris Professor, Child Study Center and Department of Neuroscience, Yale University Gene regulation in telencephalic organoids in development and disease
Effie Apostolou, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College Role of chromatin organization in cell fate decisions CANCELLED