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Stem cell symposium Nov. 19 at UWRF

Travis Cordie, UWRF grad student. Submitted photo to River Falls Journal.

The first Regional Regeneration Symposium co-hosted between the UWRF Tissue and Cellular Innovation Center and the University of Minnesota Stem Cell Institute Master Program will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the University Center Ballroom.

The event will focus on stem cell and regenerative medicine research at both the TCIC and the SCI. Graduate student researchers from the SCI will present research done in relation to their thesis work and UWRF research students will present work related to summer research internships from the summer of 2013 as well as earlier research on modeling artificial tissues.

The public is invited to attend this significant event to to learn about the exciting new fields of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at UWRF and our sister organizations UMinn and UW-Stout. Information will be available about the Masters degree program at UMinn SCI as well.


9:00 am - Welcome from UW RF-Dr. Timothy Lyden, Director, TCIC and Dr. Brad Caskey, Dean, UWRF CAS

9:07 am - Welcome from UMN SCI - Dr. Jakub Tolar, Director

9:15 am - Mike Lepley, UM SCB MS student

Identification of Arterial Phenotype in Endothelial Cells Derived From Human Pluripotent Stem Cells

9:30 am - Mark Renelt, UWRF student/summer intern at UM SCI

A summer's research in CNS regeneration

9:45 am - Kerri Haider, UM SCB MS student

Oct4 Lineage Tracing of Spermatogonial Stem Cells in the Adult Mouse Testes

10:00 am - Dr. Cheng-Chen Huang, UWRF Faculty

Blood Vessel Regeneration in Zebrafish

10:15 am - Break

10:30 am - Nandkishore Belur, UM SCB MS student

Direct reprogramming of fibroblasts into muscle or neural lineages by using single transcription 

factor with or without MyoD transactivation domain.

10:45 am - Rufino Rodriquez, UWRF student/summer intern at Karolinska Inst.

Modeling Artificial Skeletal Muscle Development in 3D Culture using C2C12 Myoblast Cells

11:00 am - Dr. Nobuaki Kikyo, SCI Masters Program Director

Overview of SCI Research and SCB MS Program

11:15 am - Dr. Randy Daughters

Invitation to UW-Stout for Regional Regeneration Symposium, 2014

11:25 am - Poster Session

12:15 pm - Presentation of Prizes

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