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Stem Cell Retreat 2020

The 2020 Retreat was held via Zoom on Monday, August 17. The keynote speaker was Dr. Didier Trono from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Please see the retreat schedule below.

Congratulations to Seona Lee (Tumbar Lab), Bhargav Sanketi (Kurpios Lab), and Elizabeth Moore (Fischbach Lab), the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the 2020 Stem Cell Retreat poster competition!

Stem Cell Program Retreat 2020 Schedule
9:00-9:03 a.m. Opening Remarks: Alexander Nikitin
9:03-9:08 a.m. Opening Remarks: Paula Cohen
Introduction to Science Sessions: Tudorita Tumbar, Stem Cell Retreat Chair
9:10-10:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: Didier Trono, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Journeying through the endovirome: from human speciation to precision oncology
10:00-10:20 a.m. Faculty Talk: Daniel Berry
Pdgfrβ signaling as a regulator of skeletal muscle development and regeneration
10:20-10:40 a.m. Faculty Talk: Jun Kelly Liu
Mechanisms governing the diversification of the C. elegans postembryonic mesoderm
10:40-10:50 a.m. Virtual Coffee Break and Optional Chat with Speakers
10:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Virtual Poster Session I
12:00-12:45 p.m. Lunch Break
Introduction to Afternoon Sessions: Ben Cosgrove, Stem Cell Retreat Organizer
12:45-1:05 p.m. Faculty Talk: Paula Cohen
The boys are back in town: revisiting male contraception from a stem cell perspective
1:05-1:25 p.m. Faculty Talk: Nicolas Buchon
You are what you eat: how intestinal stem cells respond to dietary nutrients
1:25-2:30 p.m. Virtual Poster Session II
2:30-2:40 p.m. Virtual Coffee Break and Optional Chat with Speakers
Introduction to Closing Sessions: Alexander Nikitin, Stem Cell Program Leader
2:40-3:00 p.m. Faculty Talk: Michelle Delco
Intercellular mitochondrial transfer: A new paradigm for the role of MSCs in orthopedic regenerative medicine
3:00-3:20 p.m. Faculty Talk: Minglin Ma
Safe delivery of stem cell-derived beta cells for type 1 diabetes
3:20-3:40 p.m. Faculty Talk: Benjamin Cosgrove
Engineering better muscle stem cell therapy
3:40-4:45 p.m. Virtual Poster Session III
4:45-5:00 p.m. Virtual Coffee Break and Optional Chat with Speakers
5:00-5:15 p.m. Poster Award Presentation