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Mar
1
Wed
Faculty Lunch: Mar 2023
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Faculty Lunch: Mar 2023

Featuring Montserrat Anguera.

This event is for faculty only.

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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Mar
20
Mon
Distinguished Seminar Series: Sonja Schrepfer
Mar 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Distinguished Seminar Series: Sonja Schrepfer

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff. 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 Sonja Schrepfer.

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

Mar
27
Mon
Distinguished Seminar Series: Francesca Spagnoli
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Distinguished Seminar Series: Francesca Spagnoli

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff. 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 Francesca Spagnoli.

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

Apr
5
Wed
Faculty Lunch: Apr 2023
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Faculty Lunch: Apr 2023

Featuring Dan Huh.

This event is for faculty only.

Apr
10
Mon
Distinguished Seminar Series: Terry Lechler
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Distinguished Seminar Series: Terry Lechler

Open to all Penn faculty, postdocs, students, and staff. 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 Terry Lechler.

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

Oct
11
Wed
Stem Cell Club: October 23 @ SCTR
Oct 11 @ 3:00 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

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

 

Abstracts

Students and postdocs: we are looking for lightning talk and poster 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. Abstracts must include a title, authors and affiliations, and no more than 250 words describing the research.

Posters from trainees studying topics related to the symposium theme are welcome! Please submit your name, affiliations, authors, and title. You do not need to submit a full abstract unless you wish to be considered for a lightning talk.

Nov
15
Wed
Stem Cell Club: November 23 @ SCTR
Nov 15 @ 3:00 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.