Second Annual SCiRM Symposium

2nd Annual Symposium.

The Second Annual Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Symposium took place on June 11, 2018. The symposium is a showcase for the excellence our students. This event fostered interactions between faculty and students from diverse backgrounds - biology, medicine, bioengineering and Roswell Park Cancer Institute - enriching our research efforts in the use of stem cells for disease treatment.

Keynote Speakers

  • Nenad Bursac, PhD, Duke University: "Engineering of Biomimetic Skeletal Muscle"
  • Sean M. Wu, MD, PhD, FACC, Stanford University: "Stem Cell-based Approaches to Cardiac Development and Regeneration"
  • Juliane Nguyen, PharmD, PhD, University at Buffalo:“Utilizing miRNA-enriched MSC Exosomes for Cardiac Regeneration: An   Activity Composition Analysis”
  • Christian Gluck, MD/PhD Candidate, University at Buffalo:“Exploring the link between ETS1 and Tumor Heterogeneity: Identifying a novel regulator in EMT enriched tumor subtype”
  • Jason Spence, PhD, University of Michigan:“Modeling human development using organoids and embryos”
  • Amelia Eisch, PhD, University of Pennsylvania: “New neurons in the postnatal hippocampus: What are they good for? And what is good for them?”
  • Jian Feng, PhD, University at Buffalo: “Decoding Parkinson’s Disease with Patient-Specific Neurons”
  • Xiuqian Mu, MD, PhD, University at Buffalo:“Multi-levels of gene regulation control retinal cell differentiation”
  • Lorenz Studer, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:"Human pluripotent stem cells to model and treat neurological disease" 

Poster Winners

The poster sessions included 17 participants, along with lunch for guests and judges. Awards for best poster were evaluated based on students presentation skills. The poster presentations concentrated on the research carried out by our students.

  • Samaneh Moghadasi Boroujeni, PhD Candidate, Chemical and Biological Engineering, presenting author of: " "
  • Jessie Polanco Garcia, PhD Candidate, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, presenting author of:"6-O Sulfation Modulates Cell-Fate Signaling in Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells"
  • Aref Shahini, PhD Candidate, Chemical and Biological Engineering, presenting author of:"NANOG Expression Reverses the Hallmarks of Aging in Skeletal Muscle Progenitors."