16th Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium

Save the Date: April 20, 2022
Competition of Stem Cells in Health and Disease

2022 overview

The Symposium is coordinated by the University of Wisconsin – Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center and the BTC Institute. Cell competition is an emerging field of stem cell biology that has important implications in healthy aging and disease states.  To describe recent advances, this symposium will bring together leading researchers studying competition between stem cells and competitive interactions within their niche. The presentations will highlight the approaches to evaluate molecular mechanisms responsible for selective expansion and elimination of cell populations during development, reprogramming and disease.


  • Clonal hematopoiesis
  • Cell competition during reprogramming
  • Competitive elimination of stem cells
  • Molecular sensors of cell competition
  • Competitive stem cell-niche interactions
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note: we are planning for an in-person event but will convert to a virtual format if it becomes necessary to do so.


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Presenter abstracts


confirmed presenters

Erika Bach, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

Grant Challen, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine/Oncology, Roy and Diana Vagelos Division of Biology & Biomedical Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

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

Tristan Rodriguez, Ph.D., Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Nika Shakiba, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Advice to a Scientist; Assistant Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science and Faculty of Medicine, School of Biomedical Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Owen Tamplin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology. University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Kenneth Walsh, Ph.D., Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Thomas P. Zwaka, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Cell, Developmental & Regenerative Biology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

organizing committee

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

Jayshree Samanta, MBSS, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI

Igor Slukvin, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Cell and Regenerative Biology, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Madison, WI