Deadline for poster submission has been extended to May 23, 2013
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Columbia Stem Cell Day
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Organized by Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI)
9:30 AM -5:00 PM
Myrna Daniels Auditorium and the Riverview Terrace
Vivian and Seymour Milstein Family Heart Center
173 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
As in previous years, this day-long event will comprise talks by stem cell researchers from both Columbia campuses, an external keynote speaker (Rusty Gage, Salk Institute) and a poster session showcasing the work of CSCI students and post-docs. Moreover, we invite you to submit original stem-cell pictures from which one will be selected for the program announcement flyer.
Deadline for submission of original stem cell picture: April 15, 2013.
Deadline for abstract submission for the posters: May 23, 2013May 23, 2013
Deadline for registration: May 24, 2013
Details will follow soon.
Please mark your calendar for these dates.
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Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) one of the higherst distinctions awarded to an engineer. Mikati Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Medical Sciences, Vice chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Director of the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, Gordana is also an extremely valued member of Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI). As a member of the Executive and Stem Cell committees, and as leader of the theme "Bioengineering", she makes vital contributions to CSCI and is one of the driving forces behind the growth and visibilty of the Initiative. Her outstanding work on bioreator systems and her modeling of tissue regeneration are fundamental contributions to the advancement of stem cell therapy and research. The stem cell community at Columbia University is extremely proud to have her as a member and colleague.
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Dr. Kimara Targoff, a member of Columbia Stem Cell Initiative, received the 2012 Loui V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar award.
Each year the Loui V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar award provides four young CUMC faculty members with stipends of $60,000 for up to three years to conduct translational research. Dr. Targoff shared this year' s award with Drs. Simon Cheng, Ali Jabbari, and Fay Kastrinos. Collectively, the work of the 2012 winners has the potential to touch a significant portion of our patient population with their varied fields of focus in oncology, dermatology and cardiology.
Dr. Kimara Targoff is interested in the identification and characterization of genes that are essential for key developmental processes in cardiac morphogenesis. She uses Zebrafish to understand the genes and molecules that orchestrate heart development. She is the first investigator at Columbia to use Zebrafish in her research and uses the first Zebrafish Facility at Columbia that was recently opened in the Black Building.
Columbia Stem Cell Day, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012, 9:30 am-6 pm
Seymore and Vivian Milstein Family Heart Center at CUMC.
A day-long event consisting of talks by stem cell researchers from both Columbia Campuses, a key-note external speaker and a poster session showcasing the works of CSCI students and postdocs.
Calls for submission of abstracts for posters has been announced. As in last year, some abstracts will be selected for short talks.
Additionally, this year we are asking members of our stem cell community to submit their best stem cell pictures for selection to be the picture of the event flyer and program announcement.
Deadline for abstract and picture submission is April 15, 2012.
For details, click here
Registration is required for complimentary box lunch.
Registration is closed now; however, you are welcome to attend all the seminars and the poster sessions.
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please mark your calendars for this annual event.
Columbia Stem Cell day 2011 was held on Monday May 23, 2011 in the Myrna Daniels Auditorium at Milstein Hospital. The event was attended by more than 225 attendees, including some from outside Columbia University. Dr. Hynek Wichterle was in charge of organizing the scientific program. Talks were presented by distinguished scientists of the Stem Cell community at Columbia except for the Keynote speaker David T. Scadden, MD, co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, co-chair and professor of the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine at Harvard, and director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. At lunch time, students and postdocs of Columbia University presented 54 posters on their research on Stem Cells at the adjacent Riverview Terrace. From the abstracts of the posters submitted before the event, four were selected for oral presentation. Our sponsors, Lonza Walkersville, MTI-Global Stem and Fischer Scientific exhibited informational booths which were visited by the attendees throughout the event. Overall the event was a huge success. Thanks to all the sponsors, participants, volunteers and organizers who contributed to the success of it.
Columbia Stem Cell Day, 2010