The Sixth Annual NextGen

Stem Cell Conference

When: August 3-4, 2017

Where: Hartford, CT


Junnan Tang, MD, PhD (Keynote Speaker)
First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University/North Carolina State University
Visiting Professor

Therapeutic Effects of Synthetic Stem Cells on Infarcted Heart

Sally Temple, PhD
Neural Stem Cell Institute
Scientific Director

Stimulating Stem Cells to Repair the Central Nervous System

Wa Xian, PhD
UT Health Science Center at Houston
Assistant Professor

Ground State Adult Stem Cells: Recapitulating Patient-Specific Inflammatory and Proliferative Diseases

Timothy A Blenkinsop, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Assistant Professor

Adult human RPE; Don't Stop 'Till You Get Enough!

Katherine Y. King, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant Professor

Chronic Infection Depletes Hematopoietic Stem Cells Through Terminal Differentiation

Ron Parchem, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
Assistant Professor

MicroRNA regulation of early neural development

André Olsson, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Research Associate

Single-cell analysis of mixed-lineage states leading to a binary cell fate choice

Jamy Peng, PhD
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Assistant Faculty Member

A novel epigenetic pathway governs the self-renewal and differentiation of neural stem cells

Ning Li, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Research Associate

Signature of Quiescent Intestinal Stem Cells

Jessica Mariani, PhD
Child Study Center, School of Medicine, Yale University
Associate Research Scientist

Brain disorders in a dish: Modeling idiopathic autism using stem cell derived brain organoids

Julia TCW, PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Postdoctoral Fellow

An efficient platform for astrocyte differentiation from human induced pluripotent stem cells:
Application to APOE genotype effects on cellular phenotype

Dan Wilkinson
University of California, Los Angeles
Graduate Student

3D Bioengineered Lung Tissue for Personalized Disease Modeling

Jun Wu, PhD
Salk Institute of Biological Studies
Staff scientist

Pluripotent Stem Cells and Interspecies Chimeras

Hanseul Yang
The Rockefeller University
Graduate Student

Epithelial-Mesenchymal Micro-Niches Govern Stem Cell Lineage Choices

Janmeet Saini, PhD
Neural Stem Cell Institute
Postdoctoral Fellow

Retinal Disease Modeling and drug screening using stem cell derived Retinal Pigment Epithelium

Himabindu Nandivada, PhD
Corning Life Sciences
Senior Development Scientist

Complete Environments for the Long-term Feeder-free Culture and Expansion of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

Teresa Bowman, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Assistant Professor

Swimming to a cure: Using zebrafish to understand hematopoietic stem cells in disease

Career Panelists

Sally Temple, PhD
Neural Stem Cell Institute
Scientific Director

Barbara Corneo, PhD
Columbia Stem Cell Core Facility

Dustin Wakeman, PhD
RxGen, Inc.
Senior Research Scientist

Elizabeth Abraham, PhD
Corning Life Sciences
Senior Manager, Commercial Strategy for Corning Life Sciences