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Sep
13
Wed
Stem Cell Club: September 23 @ SCTR
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stem Cell Club: September 23 @ SCTR

Speaker: Sara Meyer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University

Hosted by: Andres Blanco, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff! Come enjoy some snacks and stem cell science.

Oct
11
Wed
Stem Cell Club: October 23 @ SCTR
Oct 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stem Cell Club: October 23 @ SCTR

Speaker: Jeffrey Farrell, PhD, Stadtman Investigator, NIH/NICHD

Hosted by: Bushra Raj, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, PSOM

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff! Come enjoy some snacks and stem cell science.

Nov
1
Wed
Reproduction meets Regeneration: Implications for long term health of parents and future offspring
Nov 1 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Reproduction meets Regeneration: Implications for long term health of parents and future offspring

The IRM will host our fall symposium, Reproduction meets Regeneration: Implications for long term health of parents and future offspring, on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 in the Smilow Center for Translational Research Rubenstein Auditorium and Commons.

We invite trainees to submit abstracts for posters and lightning talks!

Need directions to Smilow? Click here.

Speakers

Mitinori Saitou, MD, PhD

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCED STUDY OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY AND CELL BIOLOGY, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, KYOTO UNIVERSITY                  

Kotaro Sasaki, MD, PhD

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Diana Laird, PhD

CZ BIOHUB INVESTIGATOR, ELI AND EDYTHE BROAD CENTER FOR REGENERATION MEDICINE AND STEM CELL RESEARCH, CENTER FOR REPRODUCTIVE SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF OBGYN, , UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN FRANSISCO    

Kathleen O’Neill, MD, MTR

DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Ariella Shikanov, PhD

DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Monica A. Mainigi, MD

HOSPITAL OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Andrew Modzelewski, PhD

SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

James Turner, PhD

ASSISTANT RESEARCH DIRECTOR, FRANCIS CRICK INSTITUTE

 

Download the program here!

Nov
15
Wed
Stem Cell Club: November 23 @ SCTR
Nov 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stem Cell Club: November 23 @ SCTR

Speaker: Chang Hui Pak, PhD, Assistant Professor University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Hosted by: Guo-Li Ming, MD, PhD, Perelman Professor of Neuroscience, PSOM

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff! Come enjoy some snacks and stem cell science.

Dec
13
Wed
Stem Cell Club: December 23 @ SCTR
Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stem Cell Club: December 23 @ SCTR

Speakers: Kate Miroshnikova, PhD, Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator, NIH/NIDDK

Alisya Anlas, B.S., Ph.D., Postdoc, Discher lab

Hosted by: Dennis Discher, Robert D. Bent Professor, Penn Engineering

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff! Come enjoy some snacks and stem cell science.

Jan
10
Wed
Stem Cell Club: January 24 @ SCTR
Jan 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stem Cell Club: January 24 @ SCTR

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 from 3:30-5:00pm in Room 9-146 SCTR

Speakers:

  • Mijo Simunovic, PhD, Assistant Professor Columbia University
    • Title: A slingshot through time: recreating the first steps of human embryonic development with stem cells
  • Eoin Whelan, PhD, Postdoctoral Feloow Brinster Lab & Sasaki Lab
    • Title: In vitro derivation of primate spermatogonia

Hosted by: Kotaro Sasaki, MD, PhD, School of Veterinary Medicine

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff! Come enjoy some snacks and stem cell science.

Jan
24
Wed
Annual IRM Retreat 2024 @ Franklin Institute
Jan 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Annual IRM Retreat 2024 @ Franklin Institute

About

The annual IRM retreat will be held on January 24, 2024 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 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
.

Abstracts

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

Register to attend the retreat here!

 

 

 

 

 

Feb
14
Wed
Stem Cell Club: February 24 @ SCTR
Feb 14 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stem Cell Club: February 24 @ SCTR

Wednesday, February 14th, 2024 from 3:30-5:00PM in room 9-146 SCTR.

Speakers:

  • Xiaojun (Lance) Lian, PhD, Associate Professor, Penn State
    • Title: MAGIK: A rapid and efficient method to create lineage-specific reporters in human stem cells
  • Fan Li, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Wu Lab
    • Title: Defining impact of genomic variants on dynamic cardiac lineage differentiation with the ancestrally diverse hiPSC village

Hosted by: Hao Wu, PhD, Associate Professor of Genetics, PSOM

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff! Come enjoy some snacks and stem cell science.

Mar
13
Wed
3rd Annual Ralph L. Brinster Symposium & Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine @ Smilow Center for Translational Research
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine recognizes foundational discoveries in the fields of biological science and medicine. The Prize— a medal, a citation, and a monetary award of $100,000—is awarded annually to an individual from any country to recognize their outstanding discovery for its unique impact on biomedicine. 

The Ralph L. Brinster Symposium is an annual scientific symposium, held in conjunction with the Prize, to highlight breakthrough science across the entire spectrum of biomedical research. The Symposium, co-sponsored by the Deans of the School of Veterinary Medicine and Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, features presentations from extraordinary scientists who rank among the leaders in their fields.

 

Registration is now open for the for the 3rd Annual Elaine Redding Brinster Prize Ceremony and Ralph L. Brinster Symposium. We hope that you will join us from 9:30am to 5pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at the Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research, or by viewing the days events online!

 

The Elaine Redding Brinster Prize in Science or Medicine recognizes foundational discoveries in the fields of biological science and medicine. The Prize is awarded annually to an individual from any country to recognize their outstanding discovery for its unique impact on biomedicine. This year, we are honoring Stuart H. Orkin, MD of the Harvard Medical School for his landmark discoveries of the molecular basis of blood disorders and gene regulatory mechanisms governing blood cell development.

 

Orkin will accept the prize as part of the day-long Ralph L. Brinster Symposium. The symposium will feature eminent speakers from across the biomedical sciences, including Titia de Lange, PhD, Professor and Head of Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, Director of the Anderson Center for Cancer Research at the Rockefeller University; Carla Shatz, PhD, Sapp Family Provostial Professor, the Catherine Holman Johnson Director of Stanford Bio-X, and Professor of Biology and Neurobiology at Stanford University; Alejandro Sànchez Alvarado, PhD, President and Chief Scientific Officer, the Sánchez Laboratory, Stowers Institute for Medical Research; and Marianne Bronner, PhD, Edward B. Lewis Professor of Biology, Director of the Beckman Institute, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering at the California Institute of Technology.

 

Whether you plan to attend virtually or in person, please register here!

The Elaine Redding Brinster Prize and Ralph L. Brinster Symposium are generously funded by endowments provided by the children of Elaine Redding Brinster and Ralph Brinster.

Need directions to Smilow? Click here.

Mar
19
Tue
2023-2024 Deans’ Distinguished Visiting Professorship
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2023-2024 Deans' Distinguished Visiting Professorship

The IRM will host Kang I Ko, DMD, DScD, Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, as part of the  2023-2024 Deans’ Distinguished Visiting Professorship on Tuesday, March 19th, 2024.