Eighth Annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference

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.

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2013 Conference Schedule

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


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

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

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

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



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


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


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


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


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


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


Hotel information

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at The Bentley Hotel, 500 East 62nd Street (62nd and York), Tel: (888) 664 6835.

For the convenience of participants: Discounted room rates start at $289 per night. Mention The New York Stem Cell Foundation. You must reserve prior to September 17, 2013 for this rate.

Refund/Substitution Policy

Your registration fee is refundable with a written cancellation, less a $75 administrative charge. No-shows are not eligible for a refund. If you register for, but cannot attend the conference, you may substitute another individual. All refunds and substitution requests should be made by written request to the Vice President of Marketing & Outreach by September 30, 2013.

Cancellation Policy This conference is subject to cancellation. In the event that it is cancelled, NYSCF will refund your registration fee but will not be responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred directly by participants.

For further information, please contact:
Vice President of Marketing & Outreach
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute
178 Columbus Avenue, #237064, New York, NY 10023
Email: events@nyscf.org, Tel: (212) 365-7442, Fax: (212) 787-5844

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