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||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|
Poster viewing and discussion will take place on Slack. Slack has both a web-based platform if you’re accessing via laptop or app if you’re using your phone. Poster PDFs and YouTube links will be shared in individual discussion boards, where you can pose questions to the presenter and discuss the work with fellow participants. This is a great way to reach out, introduce yourself and collaborate with other researchers.
To join us on Slack, follow this link:
Verify your email address and you’re ready to start Slacking. Channels are listed on the right-hand side of the screen. There are channels for each poster, which will be populated with content closer the symposium date.
Only see the #general channel? You can browse all channels, simply select “Channels”
Can’t find the poster PDF? Poster PDFs are pinned to each channel, you can find the file selecting the Pin icon at the top of the channel page: