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Stem Cell Retreat 2016

The 2016 Retreat was held on Thursday, May 12 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. The keynote speaker was Dr. Peter Zandstra from the University of Toronto. Please see the retreat schedule below.

Congratulations to Alex Wang (Tumbar Lab), Dah-Jiun Fu (Nikitin Lab), Rebecca Harman (Van de Walle Lab), and Lu Ling (Fischbach Lab), the 1st, 2nd (tie), and 3rd place winners of the 2016 Stem Cell Retreat poster competition!

Stem Cell Program Retreat 2016 Schedule
9:00-10:00 a.m. Light breakfast and coffee Observatory
10:00-10:05 a.m. Opening Remarks: Alexander Nikitin and Andrew Bass Auditorium
10:05-10:45 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Peter Zandstra, University of Toronto
Predictive control of stem cell fate
10:50-11:10 a.m. Faculty Talk: Tudorita (Doina) Tumbar
Molecular control of epithelial skin stem cells
11:15-11:35 a.m. Faculty Talk: Alexander Nikitin
Cancer-prone and cancer-resistant stem cell niches
11:40-12:00 p.m. Faculty Talk: Benjamin Cosgrove
Bioengineering approaches to elucidate and enhance muscle
stem cell contributions to muscle repair
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch and Poster Set-up Observatory
1:00-2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: (1) Faculty Meeting, and (2) Trainees
Meeting with Dr. Zandstra

1 - Observatory
2 - Auditorium

2:00-2:20 p.m. Faculty Talk: Robert Weiss
Chemosensitive cancer stem cells as the basis for the exceptional responsiveness of germ cell cancers to conventional chemotherapy
2:25-2:45 p.m. Faculty Talk: Andrew White
Extrinsic and intrinsic mechanisms of skin cancer initiation
arising from adult stem cells
2:50-3:10 p.m. Faculty Talk: Nicolas Buchon
Intestinal stem cells in Drosophila: from homeostatsis to
3:15-3:35 p.m. Coffee Break Observatory
3:40-4:00 p.m. Faculty Talk: Warren Zipfel
Too many microscopies - choosing the right one for the job
4:00-4:20 p.m. Faculty Talk: Ankur Singh
Bio-manufacturing B cells: Immuno-engineered organoids for
regulating the kinetics of B cell differentiation and antibody
4:25-4:45 p.m. Faculty Talk: Lawrence Bonassar
Image-based tissue engineering of cartilage using mesenchymal
stem cells
4:50-6:20 p.m. Poster Session & Cocktails Observatory
6:20-6:30 p.m. Award Presentation Observatory