Calendar

Jan
23
Tue
Advances in Musculoskeletal Regeneration Seminar
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advances in Musculoskeletal Regeneration Seminar

Location: Seminar Room CRB Auditorium

Title:  Myostatin: A molecular Rheostat for Muscle Mass

Speaker: Se-Jin Lee, MD PhD, The Jackson Laboratory (co-sponsored with PCMD)

Hosted by: Foteini Mourkioti, PhD, and Nat Dyment, PhD, of the IRM Musculoskeletal Regeneration Program.

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff!

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.

Feb
16
Fri
Advances in Musculoskeletal Regeneration Seminar
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advances in Musculoskeletal Regeneration Seminar

Location: Seminar Room CRB Auditorium

Title:  Requirements of Insulin-like growth factor I sources and forms for skeletal muscle regeneration

Speaker: Elisabeth Barton, PhD, University of Florida

Hosted by: Foteini Mourkioti, PhD, and Nat Dyment, PhD, of the IRM Musculoskeletal Regeneration Program.

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff!

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
Advances in Musculoskeletal Regeneration Seminar
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Advances in Musculoskeletal Regeneration Seminar

Location: Seminar Room CRB Auditorium

Title:  Bone building Molecular Targets: Lessons from Mechanical Signaling in Skeletal Tissues

Speaker: Alexander Robling, PhD, Indiana University (co-sponsored with PCMD)

Hosted by: Foteini Mourkioti, PhD, and Nat Dyment, PhD, of the IRM Musculoskeletal Regeneration Program.

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff!

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.

 

Mar
20
Wed
Stem Cell Club: March 24 @ SCTR
Mar 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stem Cell Club: March 24 @ SCTR

Speaker: Yajie (Kevin) Liang, PhD, Assistant Professor University of Maryland Baltimore 

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.

Apr
10
Wed
Stem Cell Club: April 24 @ SCTR
Apr 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Stem Cell Club: April 24 @ SCTR

Speaker: Albert E. Almada, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California

Hosted by: Juan Alvarez, 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.

Apr
19
Fri
Advances in Musculoskeletal Regeneration Seminar
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: TBD

Title:  TBD

Speaker: Nadeen Chahine, PhD, Columbia University 

Hosted by: Foteini Mourkioti, PhD, and Nat Dyment, PhD, of the IRM Musculoskeletal Regeneration Program.

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff!