April Pyle, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair
Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (email@example.com) 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.
CANCELLED: Will be rescheduled for the fall.
The IRM will host our fall symposium, Convergent Mechanisms for Building and Breaking the Gut Barrier, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 in the Smilow Center for Translational Research Rubenstein Auditorium and Commons. This in person event will explore several facets of the critical gut barrier niche, including the stem cell identities and developmental pathways that comprise the barrier, barrier regeneration, and the role of stem cells in malignant transformations.
We invite trainees to submit abstracts for posters and lightning talks!
- Linda Samuelson, PhD (University of Michigan)
- Kelley Yan, MD, PhD (Columbia)
- Klaus Kaestner, PhD (Penn)
- Mike Verzi, PhD (Rutgers)
- Nicole Belle, MD, PhD (Penn)
- Maayan Levy, PhD (Penn)
- Luke Dow, PhD (Cornell)
- Omer Yilmaz, MD, PhD (MIT)
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 to Diona.Cashioli@pennmedicine.upenn.edu by Friday, Nov 4 at 5 PM. 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 to Diona.Cashioli@pennmedicine.upenn.edu by Friday, Nov 4 at 5 PM. You do not need to submit a full abstract unless you wish to be considered for a lightning talk.
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