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Past Southern California Stem Cell Seminar Speakers


Seminar Speaker Information


Seminar Speaker Information


 February 13, 2020

Mercola.JPGUsing Patient iPSCs to Generate Safe and Effective Drugs for Heart Disease and Cancer

Mark Mercola, Ph.D.; Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; Stanford Medical School 



 January 9, 2020

BC-205x205.pngHuman Male Germline Stem Cells and the Testis Niche Explored by Single Cell Genomics

Bradley R. Cairns, Ph.D.; Department of Biochemistry


December 12, 2019

Yonathan-2.png“Revisiting Embryonic Development: An Integrated View of Epigenetics and Cell Commitment”

Yonatan Stelzer, PhD. Department of Molecular Cell Biology; Weizmann Institute of Science


November 14, 2019

Jaffrey-website.pngHow the epitranscriptome controls cell fate and differentiation

Samie R. Jaffrey, M.D., Ph.D.; Department of Pharmacology, Cornell University


October 10, 2019

MK-Profile.png“Stem cells to the rescue: Saving the northern white rhino from extinction”

Marisa Korody, Ph.D., San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Genetics Research, San Diego Zoo Global

September 12, 2019

marius-3.jpeg"How to Make a Neuron"

Marius Wernig, MD, Professor of Pathology, Pathology Stem Cell Institute; Associate Professor Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University


August 8, 2019 

Batista.jpg“Targeted Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells Help Identify Novel Targets in Patients with Impaired Assembly of Telomerase and the Spliceosome”

Luis FZ Batista, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine,Hematology Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology

Washington University School of Medicine


July 11, 2019 


“Modeling human neurogenetic diseases in mouse and human induced pluripotentstem cells”

 Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Professor, Neurosciences and PediatricsCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals

June 13, 2019 

Khalid Shah, PhD

“Gene Edited Cells: Next Generation of Cancer Therapeutics” 

Khalid Shah, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology and Genetics, Director, Center for Stem Cell Therapeutics and Imaging Harvard Medical School,Director, Center for Excellence in Biomedicine, Vice Chair of Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Principal Faculty, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

May 9, 2019

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD

“Neural Stem Cells and Adult Neurogenesis; from mice to human”

 Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, PhD lab, Professor of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of California San Francisco School of Medicine


April 11, 2019 

Haifan Lin, PhD

“The Piwi-piRNA pathway: a new Paradigm of Gene Regulation"

 Haifan Lin, PhD., Professor of Cell Biology and Genetics; Director, Yale Stem Cell CenterYale University School of Medicine


March 14, 2019

Sally Temple, PhD“Neural stem cells in aging and modeling neurodegenerative disease" 

Sally Temple, Ph.D., Scientific Director, Neural Stem Cell Institute, Professor of Neuroscience & NeuropharmacologyAlbany Medical College


February 11, 2019 

April Pyle, PhD“Development of Therapeutic Approaches for Muscle Disease using Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”

April Pyle, PhD., Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular GeneticsUniversity of California, Los Angeles



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