The Symposium is coordinated by the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the BTC Institute. It brings together leading researchers in immunotherapies and stem cell biology. The presentations will highlight advances in immunotherapies, as well as efforts to understand and overcome immunological barriers to cell-based therapies.

Highlighted Issues:

  • Describing translational uses for human pluripotent stem cell-derived and MSC-derived immune therapies
  • Advancing natural killer cell-based immunotherapies
  • Identifying and overcoming immunological barriers for human pluripotent stem cell-based therapies
  • Exploring bioengineering approaches for immunological modulation

For 2020: The registration fee will be $120; discounted to $60 for students and post-doctoral researchers.

information for 2020 sponsors:
Exhibitor’s Agreement Form
Rules and Regulations for Exhibitors

2019 speaker abstracts
2019 Poster Abstracts

Congratulations to our 2019 Poster Contest winners!
1st place: Jose Ayuso (UW-Madison)
2nd place: Katie Mueller (UW-Madison)
3rd place: Dario Gerace (Harvard)



Long Cai, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering, The Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA

Fernando Camargo, Ph.D., Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology; Principal Faculty, Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Principal Faculty, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Sebastian Jessberger, Ph.D., Professor for Neurosciences and Managing Director of the Brain Research Institute, Zurich University, Zurich, Switzerland

Smita Krishnaswamy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven CT

Tannishtha Reya, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Medicine, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Nicolas Rivron, Ph.D. Eng., Group leader of the Laboratory of Synthetic Development, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences,Vienna, Austria

Sushmita Roy, Ph.D., Faculty,Wisconsin Institute for Discovery; Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, School of Medicine and Public Health;  University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Melissa Skala, Ph.D., Investigator, Morgridge Institute; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

organizing committee

Timothy J. Kamp, M.D., Professor, Medicine, Cell and Regenerative Biology; Co-Director, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Darcie Moore, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dewpartment of Neuroscience, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Rupa Sridharan,Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

David Vereide, Ph.D., Associate Scientist, Regenerative Biology, Morgridge Institute for Reseach, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI




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