Concurrent Session

Concurrent Group II



The concurrent sessions cover topics from across the spectrum of stem cell research. Each session, framed by a brief topic overview, includes one or two invited speakers whose work highlights leading research in the field. The session is rounded out with four or more abstract-selected speakers who, combined with the invited talks, give an excellent snapshot of the most current work on the topic. The five concurrent sessions run in parallel and attendees are encouraged to move between sessions to hear talks of interest. Concurrent sessions are held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday afternoons.

Concurrent IIE: Muscle Stem Cells

6/21/2018
16:00 - 18:00

Presentations:

Peter Currie

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, VIC, Australia

Peter Currie received his PhD in Drosophila genetics from Syracuse University, New York, USA. He undertook postdoctoral training in zebrafish development at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK) in London, UK.
His work is centered on understanding how the small freshwater zebrafish, an important model in biomedical research, is able to build and regenerate skeletal muscle and how this information can be used to design better treatments for muscle diseases.
In 2016 he was appointed Director of the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Prof Currie, along with Dr Georgina Hollway, from the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and Dr Phong Nguyen of ARMI at Monash University, won the UNSW 2015 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research.

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Shahragim Tajbakhsh

Pasteur Institute, France

The Tajbakhsh lab is interested in identifying and characterising properties of skeletal muscle stem cells and their daughters during embryonic and postnatal development to understand how this tissue is established, and how it regenerates during disease, and after injury. We use genetically modified mouse models to examine networks that regulate myogenic stem cell emergence. We are also investigating how stem cell self-renew, essentially via symmetric and asymmetric cell divisions, and how the stem cell niche is defined.

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Michael Hicks

University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Dhanushika Ratnayake

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, VIC, Australia

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Haibin Xi

University of California Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Liwei Xie

Guangdong Institute of Microbiology, China

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Amy Wagers

Harvard University, MA, United States

Amy Wagers is the Forst Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Senior Investigator at the Joslin Diabetes Center, and a member of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wagers’ research focuses on defining cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate the migration, expansion, and repair potential of blood-forming and muscle-forming stem cells, emphasizing particularly how these stem cell activities change with age.

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