Third Annual SCiRM Symposium

3rd Annual Symposium.

The Third Annual Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine Symposium took place on June 21, 2019. The symposium provided opportunities to present the research done by our students. This one-day 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

  • Robert Krauss, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: “Niche Regulation of Muscle Stem cells”
  • Laura Niklason, MD, PhD, Yale University: “Functional Regeneration of Tissues and Organs”
  • Rose-Anne Romano, PhD, University at Buffalo: “Delineating the p63-drive network that directs stem and progenitor cell fate decisions in the mouse salivary gland”
  • Martin Pera, PhD, The Jackson Laboratory: “Human Pluripotent Stem Cells & the Human Embryo
  • Laura Feltri, MD, PhD, University at Buffalo: “In Vivo Studies of the Lysosomal Storage Disease Krabbe Leukodystrophy”
  • George Techiryan, MD, PhD - Candidate, University at Buffalo: “Translating Postconditioning Cardioprotective Strategies After Acute Myocardial Infarction in Swine”
  • Joseph Wu, MD, PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine: “Genomics and Stem Cells for Cardiovascular Precision Medicine”

Poster Winners

The poster sessions included 24 participants. Lunch was also provided after the symposium. Awards for best poster were evaluated based on the presentation skills and the research work.

  • Karstin Webber, PhD Candidate, Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, presenting author of: " Distinct and synergistic roles of NFIA, NFIB and NFIX in Postnatal Mouse Neural Stem cell self-renewal and lineage specification"
  • Pihu Mehrotra, PhD Candidate, Chemical and Biological Engineering, presenting author of:"Transforming human skill cells to functional peripheral neurons"  
  • Arezoo Momeni, PhD Candidate, Chemical and Biological Engineering, presenting author of:"Developing Cell Adhesion Engineering (CAE) Technology to improve Stem cells delivery following Myocardial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury"
  • Darpan Saraswat, PhD Candidate, Chemical and Biological Engineering, presenting author of:"Pharmacological inhibition of IFNγ signaling by heparin mimetic PI88 encourages a favorable environment for remyelination in demyelinating lesions"
  • George Tseropoulos, PhD Candidate, Chemical and Biological Engineering, presenting author of: "From Skin to Nervous System: Neural Crest Cells from from Human Epidermal Interfollicular Keratinocytes"