The Sixth Annual NextGen

Stem Cell Conference

When: August 3-4, 2017

Where: Hartford, CT

Conference Agenda

Discounted hotel rates are good through June 12th 2017. Times below may be subject to change.

8:00am – 10:00am Breakfast/Registration
10:00am – 10:15am Introductory Remarks
10:15am – 11:55am Speaker Session I
10:15am – 10:40am Hanseul Yang
The Rockefeller University
"Epithelial-mesenchymal micro-niches govern stem cell lineage choices"
10:40am –11:05am Ronald Parchem, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
"MicroRNA regulation of early neural development"
11:05am – 11:30am Dan Wilkinson
University of California, Los Angeles
"3D bioengineered lung tissue for personalized disease modeling"
11:30am – 11:55am Katherine King, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
"Chronic infection depletes hematopoietic stem cells through terminal differentiation"
11:55am – 12:25pm Vendor Exhibition Session
12:25pm – 1:25pm Lunch
1:25pm – 3:05pm Speaker Session II
1:25pm – 1:50pm Ning Li, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
"Signature of quiescent intestinal stem cells"
1:50pm – 2:15pm Teresa Bowman, Ph.D.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Swimming to a cure: Using zebrafish to understand hematopoietic stem cells in disease"
2:15pm – 2:40pm Jessica Mariani, Ph.D.
Yale University
"Brain disorders in a dish: Modeling idiopathic autism using stem cell derived brain organoids"
2:40pm – 3:05pm André Olsson, Ph.D.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
"Single-cell analysis of mixed-lineage states leading to a binary cell fate choice"
3:05pm – 3:20pm Coffee Break
3:20pm – 4:30pm Speaker Session III/ Poster Talks
3:20pm – 3:35pm Poster Talk I
3:35pm – 3:50pm Poster Talk II
3:50pm – 4:30pm Sally Temple, Ph.D.
Neural Stem Cell Institute
"Stimulating stem cells to repair the central nervous system"
4:30pm – 4:45pm Coffee Break
4:45pm – 5:30pm Keynote Speaker
Junnan Tang, M.D., Ph.D.
First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University
"Therapeutic effects of synthetic stem cells on infarcted heart"
5:30pm – 6:30pm Poster Session
6:30pm – 7:00pm Room Break
7:00pm – 11:00pm StemCultures' Annual Cocktail Reception & Dinner
8:00am – 10:00am Breakfast
10:00am – 11:35am Speaker Session IV
10:00am – 10:20am Himabindu Nandivada, Ph.D.
Corning Life Sciences
"Complete environments for the long-term feeder-free culture and expansion of human pluripotent stem cells"
10:20am –10:45am Marcin Dulęba, Ph.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center
"Ground state adult stem cells: Recapitulating patient-specific inflammatory and proliferative diseases"
10:45am – 11:10am Jamy Peng, Ph.D.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
"A novel epigenetic pathway governs the self-renewal and differentiation of neural stem cells"
11:10am – 11:35am Timothy Blenkinsop, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
"Adult human RPE; Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough!"
11:35am – 11:45am Coffee Break
11:45am – 12:45am Career Path Panel
12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm – 3:00pm Speaker Session V
1:45pm – 2:10pm Julia TCW, Ph.D.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
"An efficient platform for astrocyte differentiation from human induced pluripotent stem cells: Application to APOE genotype effects on cellular phenotype"
2:10pm – 2:35pm Jun Wu, Ph.D.
Salk Institute of Biological Studies
"Pluripotent stem cells and interspecies chimeras"
2:35pm – 3:00pm Janmeet Saini, Ph.D.
Neural Stem Cell Institute
"Retinal disease modeling and drug screening using stem cell derived retinal pigment epithelium"
3:00pm – 3:15pm Closing Remarks