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Stem Cell Retreat 2018

The 2018 Retreat was held on Thursday, May 24 at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. The keynote speaker was Dr. Mattias Lutolf from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Please see the retreat schedule below.

Congratulations to Blaine Harlan (Nikitin Lab), Megan Rothstein (Simoes-Costa Lab), and Divya Shiroor (Adler Lab), the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the 2018 Stem Cell Retreat poster competition!

Stem Cell Program Retreat 2018 Schedule
9:00-9:25 a.m. Light breakfast and coffee Observatory
9:25-9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks: Alexander Nikitin and Tudorita Tumbar Auditorium
9:30-9:50 a.m. Faculty Talk: Tudorita (Doina) Tumbar
Histone H3 K4/9/27me3 mediates adult skin regeneration in
9:55-10:15 a.m. Faculty Talk: Marcos Simoes-Costa
Modulation of multipotency networks in neural crest stem cells
10:20-10:40 a.m. Faculty Talk: Alexander Nikitin
Divergent roles of Lgr5 in cancer
10:45-11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Matthias Lütolf, École Polytechnique
Fédérale de Lausanne
Organoid development by design
11:35 a.m. -1:40 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session Observatory
1:40-2:20 p.m. Breakout Sessions: (1) Faculty Meeting, and (2) Trainees
Meeting with Dr. Lütolf

1 - Observatory
2 - Auditorium

2:25-2:45 p.m. Faculty Talk: Carrie Adler
Injury induces prolonged stem cell survival in planarians
2:50-3:10 p.m. Faculty Talk: Amnon Koren
DNA replication timing in human haploid and uniparental
embryonic stem cells
3:15-3:35 p.m. Coffee Break Observatory
3:40-4:00 p.m. Faculty Talk: Jonathan Butcher
Stem cells in heart valve pathogenesis and regeneration
4:05-4:25 p.m. Faculty Talk: Claudia Fischbach
ECM biophysical properties as regulators of cancer stem-like
4:30-4:50 p.m. Faculty Talk: Praveen Sethupathy
Intestinal stem cell response to dietary modification and
metabolic surgery
4:55-5:15 p.m. Faculty Talk: Nozomi Nishimura
Imaging in vivo behavior of intestinal stem cells
5:20-5:30 p.m. Award Presentation Auditorium
5:30-6:30 p.m. Reception Observatory