Eighth Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference

Starts

October 16, 2013

Ends

October 17, 2013

October 16-17, 2013: NYSCF’s Eighth Annual Translational Stem Cell Conference was held at The Rockefeller University in New York City.

NYSCF Conference Overview

The NYSCF conference is unique: it focuses on translational stem cell research, demonstrating the potential to advance cures for the major diseases of our time.

It is designed for all professionals with an interest in stem cell research, including physicians, researchers, clinical investigators, professors, government and health officials, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The panels on Wednesday are designed to reach a broader audience, including the lay public.

2013 Conference Schedule

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013
Caspary Auditorium, The Rockefeller University

10:00 – 10:00 Introduction & Welcome Remarks – Susan L. Solomon, JD
CEO – The NYSCF Research Institute

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome Remarks Kenneth Adams
Empire State Development Corporation

INNOVATION & NEW TECHNOLOGY

Chair and Moderator
Susan L. Solomon, JD — The NYSCF Research Institute

10:05 – 10:25 Sridaran Natesan, PhD – Sanofi
10:30 – 10:50 Scott Noggle, PhD – The NYSCF Research Institute
10:55 – 11:15 Mark J. Powers, PhD – Life Technologies

ROAD TO THE CLINIC

11:15 – 12:30 Panel Discussion

Chair and Moderator: Lee Rubin, PhD – Harvard Stem Cell Institute

PANELISTS
Ashley Dombkowski, PhD – Bay City Capital.
Martin Friedlander, PhD – The Scripts Research Institute
Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, PhD – Columbia University
Todd Sherer, PhD – The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research

12:30 – 1:30 Complimentary Lunch & Poster Session

FROM CELLS TO ORGANS

1:30 – 3:00 Panel Discussion

Chair and Moderator: Kevin C. Eggan – The NYSCF Research Institute, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

PANELIST
Stephen F. Badylak, D.V.M, PhD, MD – University of Pittsburgh
Edward S. Boyden, PhD, NYSCF – Robertson Investigator – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Donald E. Ingber, MD, PhD – Wyss Institute
Kevin J. Tracey, MD – Feinstein Institute for Medical Research

 

3:00 – 3:55 Break & Poster Session

3:55 – 4:00 PM Afternoon Welcome: Kyle Kimball – New York City Economic Development Corporation

PROGRAMMING AND REPROGRAMMING STEM CELLS

Chair: Ihor Lemischka, PhD – Mount Sinai School of Medicine

PANELIST
4:00 – 4:20 Susan J. Fisher, PhD – University of California, San Francisco
Human Stem Cells from Single Blastomeres Reveal Pathways of Embryonic or Trophoblast Fate Specification

4:25 – 4:45 Matthias Stadtfeld, PhD – NYU Langone Medical Center
Mechanisms of Cellular Reprogramming

4:50 – 5:10 Dieter Egli, PhD – NYSCF Robertson Investigator – The NYSCF Research Institute
Reprogramming by Human Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer

5:15 – 5:45 The 2013 NYSCF — Robertson Stem Cell Prize Recipient Address

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013

8:15 – 8:45 Registration and Complimentary Breakfast

8:45 – 8:50 Introduction: Susan L. Solomon, JD
CEO, The NYSCF Research Institute

8:50 – 8:55 Welcome Remarks: Dennis S. Charney, MD
Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

DIABETES AND AUTOIMMUNITY

Chair: Allen Spiegel, MD – Albert Einstein College of Medicine

9:00 – 9:20 Hans Snoeck, MD, PhD – Columbia University
Generation of Lung and other Anterior Foregut Endoderm Derivatives from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

9:25 – 9:45 Douglas A. Melton, PhD – Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Making Pancreatic Beta Cells

9:50 – 10:10 Daniel G. Anderson, PhD – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Biomaterials for the Treatment of Diabetes

10:15 – 10:45 Break & Poster Session

CANCER AND BLOOD

Chair: Irving L. Weissman, MD – Stanford Schools of Medicine

10:45 – 11:05 Michael Sadelain, MD, PhD – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Stem Cell Therapy for ß-thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease

11:10 – 11:30 Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, NYSCF — Robertson Investigator
Washington University School of Medicine
All Roads Lead to Rome: Convergent Differentiation from Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Achieve Immunity.

11:35 – 11:55 Trista North, PhD – Harvard University
Metabolic Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Formation and Function

12:00 – 1:30 Complimentary Lunch & Poster Session

HEART AND MUSCLES

Chair: Donald O. Freytes, PhD — The NYSCF Research Institute

1:30 – 1:50 Rita Perlingeiro, PhD – University of Minnesota
From Skin to Skeletal Muscle: A Potential for Autologous Transplantation in MD

1:55 – 2:15 Jonathan T. Lu, MD, PhD –Columbia University
Modeling Cardiovascular Diseases Using iPS Cells

2:20 – 2:40 Lee Rubin, PhD – Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Chemical Regulators of Muscle Satellite Cells

2:45 – 3:15 Break & Poster Sessions

NEURODEGENERATION

Chair: Zach W. Hall, PhD — The NYSCF Research Institute

3:15 – 3:35 Arnold R. Kriegstein, MD, PhD – University of California, San Francisco
Neural Stem and Progenitor Cells of the Developing Human Neocortex

3:40 – 4:00 Ivar Mendez, MD, PhD – University of Saskatchewan
Cell Transplantation for Parkinson’s Disease: Methodological and Surgical Considerations

4:05 – 4:25 Gordon Fishell, PhD – NYU Medical Center
Systematic Identification of Genes that Direct the Fate of ES Cells to Cortical Interneuron Subtypes

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

4:30 – 5:00 Irving L. Weissman, MD – Stanford School of Medicine
Normal and Neoplastic Stem Cells

CLOSING RECEPTION