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Mar
9
Tue
Hematopoietic Stem Cells: Biology, Disease, and Therapy
Mar 9 all-day

REGISTER | SCHEDULE | PROGRAM BOOKSPEAKERS | POSTER INFO | SPONSORS

Join us for the IRM’s spring symposium! This year, we are taking a comprehensive look at hematopoietic stem cells: their biology, their failure in bone marrow syndromes, and their use in gene therapy approaches. Come learn all about these topics and more from Penn experts and leaders from around the world. Consistent with COVID-19 related health guidelines, this will be a virtual event.

Keynote

Sean Morrison, Ph.D. UT Southwestern

Speakers

Jeff Magee, M.D., Ph.D. Washington University St. Louis

Daniel Lucas, Ph.D. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital

Camilla Forsberg, Ph.D. UC Santa Cruz

Paula Rio Galdo, Ph.D. CIEMAT/CIBERER, Spain

Saar Gill, M.D., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Stefano Rivella, Ph.D. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Vijay G. Sankaran, M.D., Ph.D. Boston Children’s Hospital

Akiko Shimamura, M.D., Ph.D. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Daria Babushok, M.D., Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Lightning Talks and Posters

We are excited to offer students and postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to present during this event! Trainees working in the broad area of hematopoietic stem cell biology or related disease and therapy areas are invited to submit abstracts for posters and consideration for lightning talks! Please read the information below and indicate your preferences during registration. Prizes will be awarded!

Lightning talks: A select number of trainees will be chosen to present 1 slide, 90-second overviews of their research during the main session of our event.  These talks are “pitches” or previews of your poster sessions and should get your colleagues excited to come learn more about your work. Lightning talk speakers will be chosen from submitted abstracts and notified the week prior to our event.

Posters: Posters will be presented during our lunch hour in individual Zoom rooms. Please create a short slide deck corresponding to the sections of a traditional poster (Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusions, etc.). Attendees will be free to circulate into your Zoom room and listen as you present and ask questions. Judges will evaluate posters for potential prizes!

Abstract format and submission

Abstracts must include a title, authors and affiliations, and no more than 250 words describing the research.

Abstracts are due by 5 PM EST on Friday, February 26th. Submit abstracts via email to yaroshc@pennmedicine.upenn.edu. Use “HSC Symposium Abstract” as the subject line.

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Founded by scientists, Proteintech Group recognises the tireless efforts and sacrifices made by researchers to advance scientific discovery. Proteintech aims to match its’ customers’ dedication to research with high quality, reliable reagents that contribute to reproducible results. Learn about their human cell-expressed, recombinant proteins.
The future of advanced medicines relies upon deeper access to in vivo biology to create durable, curative impacts on disease. IsoPlexis’ systems, which drive convergence of dynamic proteomics and single cell biology for the first time, are creating this deeper connection to accelerate curative medicines.
The Pediatric Comprehensive Bone Marrow Failure Center (CBMFC) at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) was established in 2010 as a comprehensive, multidisciplinary center dedicated to providing world-class care for children and adults with inherited and acquired forms of bone marrow failure (BMF). The CBMFC at CHOP collaborates with partners at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) for both clinical and research efforts.
Penn’s Hematology/Oncology Division is a comprehensive program dedicated to the clinical care and research, providing the most advanced treatment for all types of cancers and blood-related disorders. Our faculty members, more than 130, are involved in research to develop new and more effective methods for diagnosing and treating these diseases and for educating the physicians and researchers of the future.
The Sickle Cell and Red Cell Disorders Curative Therapy Center (CuRED) offers integrated and coordinated care from multiple pediatric specialists for children with sickle cell disease, thalassemia, and other red cell disorders. The CuRED team provides patients with a comprehensive evaluation and individualized cutting-edge treatments for management of their chronic disease, while exploring the potential for a curative therapy. CuRED is also driving towards the development of their own gene therapy for sickle cell disease and thalassemia leveraging CHOP’s world-class translational research expertise. The program’s mission is to continue to advance the field of curative therapies across a full range of red blood cell disorders.
The Division of Hematology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides inpatient and outpatient services for children and adolescents with all hematologic disorders other than malignancies.
Research in the Division of Oncology falls under Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Center for Childhood Cancer Research, which was established more than a decade ago as a state-of-the art program that integrates a wide array of basic, translational, and clinical research efforts. The Center brings together the diverse talents of investigators in Children’s Hospital renowned multidisciplinary program in pediatric cancer research, patient care, and genomics.
The Hematologic Malignancies Program at the Abramson Cancer Center drives basic scientific discoveries and translates them into novel therapeutics for patients with myeloid and lymphoid neoplasms. Formed in 1994, the Program has two scientific aims: 1) Develop a mechanisms-based understanding of the genetic, cellular, and biochemical processes regulating malignant hematopoiesis; and 2) Translate basic scientific discoveries into more effective and less toxic therapies for hematologic malignancies.
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May
24
Mon
Distinguished Seminar Series: Magdalena Gotz
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Seminar: https://pennmedicine.zoom.us/j/93574748168?pwd=Y3FsK0o3VVdybXdXaHl6MGRuMWVKUT09

Meeting ID: 935 7474 8168

Open to all. Join us for this IRM-sponsored installment of the Distinguished Seminar Series, which features notable researchers from institutions around the world.

This week, we are hosting Magdalena Götz, Ph.D., from the Helmholz Center Munich.

For questions about one-on-one meetings or trainee lunch with our speaker, please contact Diona Cashioli (diona.cashioli@pennmedicine.upenn.edu). Call details will be posted here before the seminar.

Sep
20
Mon
Distinguished Seminar Series: Samantha Morris
Sep 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Open to all. Join us for this IRM-sponsored installment of the Distinguished Seminar Series, which features notable researchers from institutions around the world.

This week, we are hosting Samantha Morris, Ph.D., from Washington University

For questions about one-on-one meetings or trainee lunch with our speaker, please contact Diona Cashioli (diona.cashioli@pennmedicine.upenn.edu). Call details will be posted here before the seminar.

Oct
11
Mon
Distinguished Seminar Series: Tobias Meyer
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Open to all. Join us for this IRM-sponsored installment of the Distinguished Seminar Series, which features notable researchers from institutions around the world.

This week, we are hosting Tobias Meyer, Ph.D., from Weill Cornell

For questions about one-on-one meetings or trainee lunch with our speaker, please contact Diona Cashioli (diona.cashioli@pennmedicine.upenn.edu).

Nov
3
Wed
Stem Cells & the Immune System: At the Crossroads of Regeneration
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

REGISTER | SCHEDULE | SPEAKERS | LIGHTNING TALKS |SPONSORS | COVID INFO

The IRM is excited to announce that we are partnering with the Institute for Immunology (IFI) for our fall 2021 symposium, Stem Cells & the Immune System: At the Crossroads of Regeneration. This hybrid in-person/virtual event will feature external speakers and Penn scientists discussing a rapidly emerging question: how does the immune system influence regeneration throughout the body?

Recent studies have pointed to a role for the cells of the immune system in modulating stem cell activity in a number of different tissues: T cells infiltrating neurogenic niches; inflammation mediating alveolar regeneration; macrophages providing transient muscle stem cell niches and more. Our fall symposium will explore these and related topics, focusing on the impact on stem cell biology.

Penn/CHOP faculty, postdocs, students, and staff are invited to join us in person in the Smilow Rubenstein Auditorium and Commons. Need directions to Smilow? Click here.

Schedule

Download the current schedule.

Speakers

Anne Brunet, Ph.D. (Stanford University) – Mechanisms of stem cell aging

Shruti Naik, Ph.D. (New York University) – Eavesdropping on the conversation between immune cells and epithelia during tissue repair

Joo-Hyeon Lee, Ph.D. (University of Cambridge) – Inflammation shapes lung regeneration

Peter Currie, Ph.D. (Monash University) – The role of a transient macrophage stem cell niche during skeletal muscle repair

Sina Bartfeld, Ph.D. (University of Würzburg) – Infection, innate immune signaling and cancer in the gut – organoids as model   

Kara Spiller, Ph.D. (Drexel University) – Immunomodulatory biomaterials in regenerative medicine

Allie Greenplate, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania Immune Health Project) – Immune Health: tracking coordinated systems to direct patient care

Songtao Shi, DDS, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) – TBD

Rumela Chakrabarti, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) – Nurturing role of macrophages in mammary gland development

 

Lightning talks

Students and postdocs: we are looking for lightning talk presenters! Lightning talks are 90 second, 1 slide “pitches” of your work to the gathered audience. If you are conducting research into an area related to our symposium theme, submit an abstract to yaroshc@pennmedicine.upenn.edu by Friday, October 22 at 5 PM. Abstracts must include a title, authors and affiliations, and no more than 250 words describing the research.

COVID-19 Information

In compliance with all University of Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia guidelines, this symposium is subject to the following COVID-19 procedures:

  • All in-person attendees must be vaccinated against COVID-19. You must attest to your vaccination status on the registration form. Please attend virtually if you are not vaccinated or do not wish to disclose your status.
  • All in-person attendees must wear masks.
  • Email contact information will be collected in case contact tracing is required.

The IRM will update all registrants if policies and procedures change. Please check this space in advance of the event for the latest information. Current University of Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia coronavirus are available on the linked websites. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Yarosh, IRM Associate Director (yaroshc@pennmedicine.upenn.edu).

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Development, a leading primary research journal in the field of developmental biology, will be publishing a special issue, “The Immune System in Development and Regeneration,” in spring 2022. Don’t miss this special collection of research. More information can be found on the journal’s website.
Penn’s Institute for Immunology seeks to advance our knowledge of the basic immunology of inflammation, autoimmunity, cancer, transplantation and infection and to translate this new knowledge to novel strategies for diagnosis, prevention and therapeutic intervention. You can read more about Penn’s home for immunologists on the IFI website.
For over 30 years, Miltenyi Biotec has been a leader in the development of products that empower the advancement of biomedical research and enable cell and gene therapy. We provide innovative tools to help with your sample preparation, cell isolation, cell culture, and cell analysis needs. Our solutions are designed to support everything from basic research to translational research and clinical application for immunology, stem cell biology, neuroscience, and cancer.
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Feb
28
Mon
Distinguished Seminar Series: Margaret Goodell
Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Open to all. Join us for this IRM-sponsored installment of the Distinguished Seminar Series, which features notable researchers from institutions around the world.

This week, we are hosting Margaret Goodell, Ph.D. from Baylor.

For questions about one-on-one meetings or trainee lunch with our speaker, please contact Diona Cashioli (diona.cashioli@pennmedicine.upenn.edu).

Mar
16
Wed
1st Annual Ralph L. Brinster Symposium & Elaine Redding Brinster Prize @ Smilow Center for Translational Research
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Mar
28
Mon
Distinguished Seminar Series: Lawrence Zipurksy
Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Open to all. Join us for this IRM-sponsored installment of the Distinguished Seminar Series, which features notable researchers from institutions around the world.

This week, we are hosting S. Lawrence Zipurksy from UCLA.

For questions about one-on-one meetings or trainee lunch with our speaker, please contact Diona Cashioli (diona.cashioli@pennmedicine.upenn.edu).

Apr
27
Wed
Retreat 2022 @ Franklin Institute
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

ABOUT | REGISTER | DIRECTIONS | PROGRAM | ABSTRACTS |

 

About

The annual IRM retreat will be held on April 27, 2022 from 12-5 PM (with happy hour to follow) at the Franklin Institute Museum of Science in Philadelphia! We hope to see you all for this in-person­ afternoon of highlights from IRM labs, discussion about future research initiatives, and welcoming of new IRM faculty. The IRM retreat is open to any faculty, staff, postdocs, and students from Penn/CHOP interested in regenerative medicine research.

Directions

The Franklin Institute is located at 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Complete information about directions and ways to get there are posted on the FI website.

If you’re walking or taking public transportation, please enter through the business entrance, street level to the right of the main steps. From there, take the elevator to floor 3 to reach Pepper Hall (if you’re able to join us before 1:30 PM) or proceed directly the Franklin Theater (floor 1) if you need to arrive later. Security guards and staff will provide directions if you need them!

If you’re driving, parking is available at the FI’s garage at a cost of $20. The GPS location is 271 North 21st Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
. Please take the elevator to floor 3 if arriving in time for lunch or floor 1 if you are coming after 1:30 PM.

Program

Click here to download a PDF version of the retreat schedule.

Abstracts

Thank you to everyone who submitted abstracts or applied for lightning talk spots. Submissions are now closed.

Students and postdocs: we are looking for lightning talk and poster presenters!

Lightning talks are 90 second, 1 slide “snapshots” of your work to the gathered audience. If you are interested, submit an abstract to yaroshc@pennmedicine.upenn.edu by 5 PM on Monday, April 18. Abstracts must include a title, authors and affiliations, and no more than 250 words describing the research. Any topic related to the broad themes of stem cell biology, tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine is welcome!

If you are interested in presenting a poster, email your name, poster title, and affiliations to Chris Yarosh (yaroshc@pennmedicine.upenn.edu) by Monday, April 18 at 5 PM. Poster presenters do not need to submit abstracts unless you are interested in being selected for a lightning talk spot.

 

 

 

 

May
18
Wed
Stem Cell Club: Johnston
May 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm