Calendar

Mar
8
Wed
Stem Cell Club: Mar 2023
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stem Cell Club: Mar 2023

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

Mar
15
Wed
2nd Annual Ralph L. Brinster Symposium & Elaine Redding Brinster Prize @ Smilow Center for Translational Research
Mar 15 @ 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. This year, we are honoring Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD of Baylor College of Medicine for her fundamental contributions to the basis for neurological disorders.

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.

This year, we are thrilled to host a symposium of talks by these eminent scientists:

  • Janet Rossant, PhD, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Hospital for Sick Children; University Professor Emeritus, Department of Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
    • “Stem Cells, Embryos and Embryo Models”
  • Lynne Maquat, PhD, J. Lowell Orbison Endowed Chair and Professor, Departments of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Oncology, and Pediatrics, School of Medicine and Dentistry; Director, Center for RNA Biology; Chair, Graduate Women in Science, University of Rochester
    • “Mis-regulation of Nonsense-Mediated mRNA Decay in the Intellectual Disability Fragile X Syndrome”
  • Robb Krumlauf, PhD, Investigator & Scientific Director Emeritus, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
    • “Evolution of Hox Proteins: Regulating Pluripotency and Differentiation”
  • Lorenz Studer, MD, Founding Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    • “Directing Cell Fate, Maturation, and Age in Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”
  • Huda Y. Zoghbi, MD, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Distinguished Service Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital & winner of the Elaine Redding Brinster Prize
    • “Molecular Neurobiological Studies in Rett Syndrome and MECP2 Disorders”

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.

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Schedule

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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!

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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
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!