Plenary Session

Plenary



The seven plenary sessions are the core of the ISSCR Annual Meeting, featuring leaders in stem cell and related fields. The plenary sessions showcase speakers who will inspire and invigorate all attendees with cutting-edge research and thought. Award lectures and other featured lectures are also presented in the plenary sessions.

Plenary IV: New Technologies In Stem Cell Engineering

6/22/2018
09:00 - 11:15

Presentations:

Fred H. Gage

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, CA, United States

Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., joined Salk Institute as Professor in 1995. He received his Ph.D. in 1976 from Johns Hopkins University. Gage's work concentrates on the adult CNS and unexpected plasticity to environmental stimulation that remains throughout the life of mammals. Additionally, he models human neurological and psychiatric disease in vitro using iPSCs. Finally his lab studies the genomic mosaicism that exists in the brain as a result of mobile elements active during neurogenesis.

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Angelo Lombardo

San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy, Italy

Angelo Lombardo (PhD) is Group Leader at the San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy (SR-Tiget) and Assistant Professor of Tissue Biology at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy. During his PhD and Postdoctoral studies, he significantly contributed to the field of targeted genome editing by developing innovative gene transfer technologies for the delivery of artificial nucleases, exploiting them in relevant disease models and characterizing their genome-wide specificity. His research now focuses on targeted epigenetic editing, a novel technology that exploits engineered transcriptional repressors to permanently silence genes of therapeutic relevance. His lab is also using these tools to study basic principles of gene regulation and transmission of epigenetic information.

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Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins

Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, PA, United States

Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a core member of the Epigenetics Program in the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Cremins runs the 3-D Epigenomics and Systems Neurobiology laboratory at UPenn. Her primary research interests lie in understanding the epigenetic mechanisms that govern phenotype commitment in healthy neurons and how these epigenetic mechanisms go awry during the onset of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. She has been selected as a 2014 New York Stem Cell Foundation – Robertson Investigator and a 2015 Albert P. Sloan Foundation Fellow in addition to the 2015 NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

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Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins

Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania, PA, United States

Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania and a core member of the Epigenetics Program in the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Cremins runs the 3-D Epigenomics and Systems Neurobiology laboratory at UPenn. Her primary research interests lie in understanding the epigenetic mechanisms that govern phenotype commitment in healthy neurons and how these epigenetic mechanisms go awry during the onset of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. She has been selected as a 2014 New York Stem Cell Foundation – Robertson Investigator and a 2015 Albert P. Sloan Foundation Fellow in addition to the 2015 NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

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Alexander M. van Oudenaarden

Hubrecht Institute-KNAW & University Medical Center, Netherlands

Prof. dr. ir. Alexander van Oudenaarden is director and group leader at the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) and professor of quantitative biology of gene regulation at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine at Utrecht University. His research group works with advanced (light) microscopy and sequencing technologies in order to study individual cells. His group combines techniques – in part developed by themselves – from developmental biology, molecular biology, physics, mathematics and computer science.

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Shuibing Chen

Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, United States

Dr. Susan Lim Outstanding Young Investigator Award


Shuibing Chen, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York. Dr. Chen combines chemical biology and stem cell biology approaches to identify the small molecules controlling stem cell fate and generate functional tissues and organs. Her research group has established several efficient strategies to direct human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) differentiation to pancreatic beta-like cells, colonic organoids, and cardiac conduction cells, etc. Using hPSC-derived tissues or organs, Dr. Chen has established “disease-in-dish” models to study the role of genetic and environmental factors in the progression of multiple diseases. The hPSC-based disease model has been adapted to drug screen platform to identify allele-specific drug candidates for precision therapy.

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