WISCONSIN STEM CELL SYMPOSIUM

Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium - April 19, 2017

Engineering Cells and Tissues for Discovery and Therapy

HELD: April 19, 2017

BioPharmaceutical Technology Center
5445 East Cheryl Parkway
Fitchburg/Madison, WI 53711

MAP & DIRECTIONS

OVERVIEW: This Symposium is coordinated by the Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the BTC Institute. It brought together leading researchers investigating human biology and disease with engineered human cells, organoids and tissues. Speakers reviewed genetic and epigenomic engineering of human cells for modeling and therapeutic purposes (morning session) and then focused on patterning stem-cell derived multicellular constructs into defined architectures, organoids, and tissues for modeling and regenerative medicine applications (afternoon session).

HIGHLIGHTED ISSUES:

  • Cell and tissue patterning with stem cell derivatives
  • Genome and epigenomic engineering, editing and integration of synthetic biology into human cells
  • In vivo and in vitro models of human disease for drug discovery and toxicology
  • Mammalian organoid development and engineering
  • Regenerative medicine using implanted human cells and tissues

PRESENTERS [Confirmed to-date]

Rick Horwitz, Ph.D., Executive Director, Allen Institute for Cell Science, Seattle, WA

Christine L. Mummery, Ph.D., Professor, Developmental Biology and Chair, Department of Anatomy and Embryology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Michel Sadelain, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Cell Engineering, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Krishanu Saha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Eric V. Shusta, Ph.D., Howard Curler Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

James M. Wells, Ph.D., Director, Basic Research, Division of Endocrinology; Director, Pluripotent Stem Cell Center; Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Peter Zandstra, Ph.D., University Professor, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering; Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Bioengineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MODERATORS

Timothy J. Kamp, M.D., Professor, Medicine; Co-director, Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI (Welcome)

William L. Murphy, Ph.D., Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Orthopedics & Rehabilitation; Co-director, Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI (Presentation of Poster Awards & Closing Remarks)

Sean Palecek, Ph.D., Milton J. and Maude Shoemaker Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI

Krishanu Saha, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering & Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Poster Contest Judges

Randolph Ashton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Christian M. Capitini, M.D., Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Wan-Ju Li, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Rupa Sridharan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Cell and Regenerative Biology, Epigenetics, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, University of Wisconsin- Madison, Madison, WI

ABSTRACTS

SCHEDULE

ABSTRACTS: POSTER CONTEST & SESSION
Congratulations to our three contest winners: 1st Place: Erin Kropp; 2nd Place: Yue Li; 3rd Place: HyunJun Kang. Thank you to all of our poster presenters -- excellent work!

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We also wish to thank the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin - Madison for its support!