Connecting the West Coast Regenerative Medicine Community
BCRegMed linked up with USC Stem Cell for an amazing one day! It featured engaging speakers from leaders in the Reg Med field, a virtual poster session (w. live chat dialogue on Slack – over 600 messages were exchanged) and trainee short talk competition.
Thank you to all participants, we appreciate your support and enthusiasm. The event was a great success and we hope to have more in the future.
Our program is shown below and can also be found in the Virtual Symposium Booklet, which also contains presenter info, trainee abstracts, social media info and a feedback survey link.
For copyright reasons a recording of the live stream is not available, apologies for the inconvenience.
* please note: speakers names are linked to their lab pages, check them out!
|9:00am-9:15am||Registration and Coffee|
|9:15am-9:40am||Welcome and Introductions|
|Fabio Rossi (BCREGMED)
Andrew McMahon (USC)
|9:40am-10:50am||Theme 1: Stem Cells, Development & Disease|
|15 mins||Pamela Hoodless||Epigenetic mechanisms regulating enhancer switching during hepatocyte differentiation|
|15 mins||Min Yu||Circulating tumor cells as a “liquid biopsy” to inform mechanisms of metastasis|
|10 mins||Joanna Smeeton
|Arthritis and regeneration of the zebrafish jaw joint|
|10 mins||Tracy Tran
|In vivo developmental trajectory informs in vitro differentiation of pluripotent stem-cell derived podocytes|
|11:00am-12:10pm||Theme 1: Stem Cells, Development & Disease (continued)|
|15 mins||Liam Brunham||Understanding mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity using patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells|
|15 mins||Qilong Ying||Understanding embryonic stem cell self-renewal|
|10 mins||Ido Rafaeli
|Podocyte mutagenesis at distinct developmental time points during kidney organogenesis lead to different disease phenotypes|
|10 mins||Jennifer Grants
|Loss of miR-146a links inflammaging with myeloid malignancy|
|12:10pm-1:10pm||Lunch & Digital Poster Viewing|
|1:10pm-2:05pm||Theme 2: Stem Cell and Tissue Engineering|
|15 mins||Peter Zandstra||Engineering Development|
|15 mins||Leonardo Morsut||Engineering cells with synthetic signaling pathways: A new way to control cell behaviors, from cell therapy to stem cell reprogramming|
|10 mins||Mitch Braam (Kieffer Lab)||Precise creation and correction of a neonatal diabetes-causing KATP-channel mutation in human iPSCs|
|2:05pm-2:40pm||Theme 3: Chemistry and Translation|
|10 mins||Ben Van Handel
|Discovery and pre-clinical development of small molecule modulators of IL-6 family cytokine signaling|
|15 mins||Michael Bonaguidi||Genomics-driven translation for human epilepsy|
|2:50pm-3:50pm||Theme 4: Novel Technologies|
|15 mins||Stephanie Willerth||3D bioprinting personalized neural tissues|
|15 mins||Michael Underhill||New genetics tools for investigating the fate and function of mesenchymal progenitors|
|15 mins||Rong Lu||Tracking Hematopoietic Stem Cell and Leukemia Cell Clones in Mouse Models|
|3:50pm-4:50pm||Poster Judging/Happy Hour|