The Sixth Annual NextGen

Stem Cell Conference

When: August 2-3, 2018

Where: West Hartford, CT

Advanced registration ends: June 29, 2018

Conference Agenda

Times below may be subject to change.

Thursday, August 02

8:00am – 10:00am

Breakfast & Registration

10:00am – 10:15am

Opening Remarks

10:15am – 11:55am

Speaker Session I

  10:15am – 10:40am H. Erbil Abaci
Columbia University
“Micropatterning hair follicles and vasculature in human skin constructs using 3D-printing”
  10:40am – 11:05am Fatima Rizvi
Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center
“Liver progenitor cell contribution to liver regeneration”
  11:05am – 11:30am Bradford Kuhlman
Wake Forest School of Medicine
“Could Conditions of Microgravity Enhance Cancer Risk from Space Radiation?”
  11:05am – 11:30am Margarita Khariton
Stanford University
“Planarian: An in vivo Petri dish for studying immunological regulation of tissue repair”
11:55am – 12:25pm

Vendor Exhibition Session

12:25pm – 1:25pm


1:25pm – 2:55pm

Speaker Session II

  1:25pm – 1:50pm Nadja Zeltner
University of Georgia
“Modeling Disease of the Peripheral Nervous System”
  1:50pm – 2:15pm Jingtao Guo
University of Utah
“Investigate Human Spermatogonial Stem Cells Development and Pluripotency Potentials using Genomic Profiling”
  2:15pm – 2:40pm Cristina Nostro
McEwan Center for Regenerative Medicine
“Developing safe pancreatic cells for diabetes treatment”
  2:40pm – 2:55pm

  Sponsor Talk

2:55pm – 3:10pm

Coffee Break

3:10pm – 4:30pm

Speaker Session  III

  3:10pm – 3:35pm Lauren Schiff
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
“p38 signaling activates quiescent RPE into contractile membranes modeling Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy”
  3:35pm – 3:50pm Disi An
New York University
“Modeling ALS vulnerability with ESC-derived cranial and spinal motor neurons”
  3:50 pm – 4:30 pm

StemCultures’ Talk

4:30pm – 4:45pm

Coffee Break

4:45pm – 5:30pm

Keynote Speaker

Laura De Rosa, Ph.D.
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
“Life-saving regeneration of the entire human epidermis by transgenic stem cells”

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Vendor Exhibition Session & Cocktail Reception

6:30pm – 7:30pm

Room Break

7:30pm – 11:00pm


Friday, August 03

8:30am – 10:00am


10:00am – 11:50am

Speaker Session IV

  10:00 am – 10:20 am Ethan Lippman
Vanderbilt University
“Blood-brain barrier endothelium derived from human iPSCs: development, discovery, and devices”
  10:20 am – 10:45 am Kacey Ronaldson
Columbia University
“Tissue specific Maturation Approaches enable Biomimetic integration of multiple tissues on a chip to enhance preclinical models of Toxicity and Disease”
  10:45am – 11:10am Sid Boregowda
Scripps Research Institute
“IP6K1 Regulates Mesenchymal Stem Cell Dependent Osteogenesis and Adipogenesis during Disuse, Disease, and Aging”
  11:10am – 11:35am Hao Wu
University of Pennsylvania
“Dissecting cell-type composition and activity-dependent transcriptional state in mammalian brains by massively parallel single-nucleus RNA-Seq”
  11:35am – 11:50am Aaron Levine
Georgia Tech
11:50am – 12:50pm


12:50pm – 1:50pm

Career Path Panel

1:50pm – 2:00pm

Closing Remarks




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