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Past Seminars


Connie Eaves, PhD

Distinguished Scientist
Terry Fox laboratory
BS Cancer Agency 
Vancouver BC, Canada

" Hematopoietic Stem Cell Heterogeneity"

February 26 , 2014, 11:00 am

NI auditorium, CUMC


Donald Ingber, MD, PhD

Director, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired engineering at Harvard University
Judah Folkman Professor of Vascular Biology, Harvard Medical School & Vascular Biology Program, Boston Children's hospital,
Professor of Bioengineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Boston, MA

"Human Organs on Chips "

December 11 , 2013, 3:00 pm

NI auditorium, CUMC

John Kim, PhD

Associate Professor
Life Sciences Institute
Department of Human Genetics 
University of Michigan, USA

"The regulation of gene expression by small RNA
Pathways in C.elegans

November 22 , 2013, 11:00 am

Hammer 301, CUMC

Alex Gould, PhD

Group Leader and Head of Divisions
Physiology and Metabolism
MRC National Institute of Medical Research, UK

"Food for thought: nutrients and neural progenitors inDrosophila"

November 6 , 2013, 11:00 am

NI Auditorium, CUMC

Fredric de Suavage, PhD

Vice president, Molecular Biology
Genentech Inc, CA

Targeting Developmental Pathways in Cancer"

October 9 , 2013, 11:00 am

NI Auditorium, CUMC


Eftychia Apostolou, PhD
MGH Cancer Center and Center for Regenerative Medicine

"Chromatin and Epigenetic Changes during Somatic Cell Reprogramming"

September 18, 2013, 11:00 am

NI Auditorium, CUMC




Ting Xie, PhD

Director, Regenerative Medicine Research

Stowers Institute
Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Kansas
Kansas City, MO

"Stem Cells: From Basic Regulatory Mechanisms to Potential Application"

May 22 , 2013, 11:00 am

NI Auditorium, CUMC



Ann Brunet, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Genetics,

Co Director, Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biology of Aging

Stanford University, CA

"The Plasticity of Aging"

April 10 , 2013, 11:00 am

NI Auditoriun, CUMC


Thomas Zwaka,MD

Associate Professor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Baylor College of Medicine
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Hoston, TX

"The Strage Case of Pluripotentiality:Embryonic Stem Cells, Germ Cells and Genomic Conflicts"


April 9 , 2013, 11:00 am

NI Auditoriun, CUMC


Matthias Stadfeld, PhD

Assistant Professor
Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine,
NYU School pf Medicine

"Cellular Reprogramming and Mammalian Stem Cells"

December 5 , 2012, 11:00 am

NI Auditoriun, CUMC


Laura Niklason, MD, PhD

Anesthesia and Biomedical Engineering,
Yale University

"Stem Cells in Pulmonary Regeneration"

October 3 , 2012, 11:00 am

NI Auditoriun, CUMC

Stephen Dalton, PhD

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
University of Georgia

"Maintenance and Differentiation of Pluripotent Stem Cells"

September 12 , 2012, 11:00 am

NI Auditoriun, CUMC



Mayumi Ito, PhD

Assistant Professor
NYU Medical Center, NY

"Regulation of Melanocyte Stem Cells by Wnt Signaling"

June 20 , 2012, 2:00 pm

NI Auditoriun, CUMC

Hui Zong, PhD

Assistant Professor
Instiute of Molecular Biology
University of Oregon

"Understanding tumor cell maneuvers in brain cancers with MADM, a genetic mosaic system"

May 21, 2012, 11:00 am

NI Auditoriun, CUMC


Yoshiki Sasai, PhD

Director, Neurogenesis and Organogenesis group
RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology

"Self-organization of nuclear structures in 3D ES cell cuture"

April 23, 2012, 11:00 am

NI Auditoriun, CUMC





Elly Tanaka, PhD

Chair, Animal Models of Regeneration, 
Center for Regenerative Therapies, Dresden


"Deciphering the stem cell contribution to vertebrate limb and spinal cord regeneration" 

April 11, 2011, 11:00 AM

NI Auditorium, CUMC

Steven L. Reiner, MD

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, 
Columbia Universit

"Asymmetric cell divisions in generation and regeneration of Immunity" 

February 1, 2011, 11:00 A
NI Auditorium, CUMC


Stephen Badylak, DVM, PHD, MD

Professor, Department of Surgery, 
Deputy Director

McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
University of Pittsburgh

"Mechanisms of Functional Tissue Remodeling with Biologic Scaffolds" 

November 9, 2011, 11:00 AM

NI Auditorium, CUMC

Linheng Li, PhD

Stowers Institute of Biomedical Research
Affiliate Professor, Dept. of pathology
Kansas City University Medical Center

‘Stem Cell Niches and Targeting Cancer Stem Cells'

September 28, 2011, 11:00 AM
NI Auditorium, CUMC



Kambiz Shekdar, PhD (Cancelled)

Chief Scientific Officer 
Chromocell Corporation

Cofounder: Westside Fragrances

"Prior Taste and Odorant Receptor Biology: for the Birds?"

June 22, 2011, 11:00 AM
NI Auditorium, CUMC

John Dick, PhD

Senior Scientist
University of Toronto

"Stem Cells in Cancer: Do they matter"

HICCC Distinguished Seminar series, Co-sponsored by CSCI
June 1, 2011, 2:00 PM
RB Pavilion, CUMC


Peter Reddien

Member, Whitehead Institute
Assistant Professor, MIT,
Dept. of Biology

"The Cellular and Molecular basis of Regenerationin Planarianst"

May 11, 2011, 11:00 AM
NI  Auditorium, CUMC

Lisa Dailey

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology 
NYU School of Medicine

"Functional Approach for the Identification of Transcriptional Determinants of The ES Cell State and Early Lineage Commitment"

April 13, 2011, 11:00 AM
NI  Auditorium, CUMC

Sheng Ding

Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute

‘A chemical Approach to Controlling Cell Fate'

March 16, 2011, 11:00 AM
NI Auditorium, CUMC


Linheng Li (cancelled)

Stowers Institute of Biomedical Research
Affiliate Professor, Dept. of pathology
Kansas City University Medical Center

‘Stem Cell Niches and Targeting Cancer Stem Cells'

February 2, 2011, 11:00 AM
NI Auditorium, CUMC


Fabrice Roegiers

Assistant Professor
Co-Leader, Epigenetics and Progenitor Cells Keystone Program
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Philadelphia, PA

‘Regualtion of asymetric Cell Division and Notch Signaling in Development and Diseasesr’

January 13, 2011, 10:00 AM
Humphreys Auditorium,

VC 14-240, CUMC


Mahendra Rao

Vice President of Research
Regenerative Medicine- Life Technology
Adjunct Professor-Buck Institute
Novato, CA

‘Stem Cells and Therapy in the CNSr’

December 15, 2010, 10:00 AM
NI  Auditorium, CUMC


Hans Clevers

Professor of Molecular Genetics
Hubrecht Institute
The Netherlands

‘Wnt Signaling, Lgr 5 Stem Cells and Cancer’

December 9, 2010, 10:00 AM
NI  Auditorium, CUMC

Paul Frennette
Director, Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research
Professor, Department of Hematology and Cell Biology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

'New Insight into the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Niche'

November 10, 2010, 11:00 AM

NI Auditorium, CUMC

Fiona Watt

Deputy Director, Cambridge CR-UK Institute
Herchel Smith Professor of Molecular Genetics, Cambridge University
Deputy Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Stem Cell Research

‘Extrinsic signals that regulate cell fate in adult epidermis’

October 14, 2010, 10:00 AM
NI  Auditorium, CUMC


Benjamin Simons
Professor of Biological Structure,
University of Washington

Conserved Patterns of Stem and Progenitor Cell Fate in Adult Tissues: Insights from Clonal Analyses and Population dynamics

May 28, 2010
Fenoglio Library, PH 15 West, CUMC

Ari H. Brivanlou, PhD
Robert & Harriet Heilbrunn Professor
Head of Laboratory of Molecular Embryology
The Rockefellar University

Molecular Basis of Pluripotency in Human Embryonic Stem Cells

May 5, 2010
NI Auditorium, CUMC


Thomas Reh,  PhD
Professor of Biological Structure
University of Washington

Human Embryonic Stem Cells and Approaches for Retinal Repair
April 14, 2010
NI Auditorium, CUMC



Steven Small, PhD
Professor of Biology
New York University

Transcription Factor Gradients and Embryo Patterning in Drosophila

March 17, 2010
NI Auditorium
710 West, 168th Street, CUMC

Kenneth D. Poss, PhD
Associate professor, Cell Biology
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Duke University Medical Center

Mechanisms Guiding Zebrafish Heart Regeneration

Feb 24, 2010
NI Auditorium, CUMC


Sean Morrison, PhD
Director, University of Michigan Center for Stem Cell Biology
Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Cell and Developmental Biology,
Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute,
University of Michigan
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Regulation of Stem Cell Self-renewal

January 6, 2010
NI auditorium, CUMC

Bradley Bruce Olwin, Ph.D
Professor, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado at Boulder

Preventing Muscle Aging by Muscle Stem Cell Transplantation

December 12, 2009
NI Auditorium, CUMC


Bradley Bruce Olwin, PhD


December 9, 2009
Univ of Colorado at Boulder


Ronald D.G. Mckay, PhD
Director, Human Stem Cell Facility, NIH

Stem Cells and Regeneration

November 23, 2009
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Thomas A. Rando, MD, PhD

Asymmetric Cell Divisions & Cell Fate Determination in Muscle Stem Cells

November 16, 2009
University of Colorado


Jonathan Graff, MD, PhD

Harnessing the Power of Stem Cells to Cure Obesity and Diabetes

November 11, 2009
UT Southwestern

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Jonathan Graff

“Harnessing the Power of Stem Cells to Cure Obesity and Diabetes”

November 11, 2009
UT Southwestern Medical Center


Mark Ptashne (Sloan-Kettering Institute)

“A Determinant of Chromatin Architecture and its Effect on Gene Expression”

October 28 2009


Renee Reijo-Pera

“Human Embryo and Germ Line Development in vivo and in vitro”

Oct 7 2009





Kathryn Anderson

“Cilia and Developmental Signaling”

June 3 2009
Sloan-Kettering Institute


Konrad Hochedlinger

“Epigenetic Reprogramming and Induced Pluripotency”

May 6 2009
Harvard Medical School


David Traver

“Hematopoietic Development in the Vertebrate Embryo”

April 8 2009


“Beta Cells from Embryonic Stem Cells”
March 11, 2009
Ed Baetge (Novocell, Inc)


Michael Elowitz

“Gene Circuit Dynamics at the Single-Cell Level”

February 24, 2009


Roz Segal

“Sonic Hedgehog-Proteoglycan Interactions Promote Proliferation of Neural Precursors”

January 28, 2009
Harvard Medical School


Michael Shen

“Progenitor Cells of the Prostate Epithelium”

December 3, 2008
Columbia University


Guy Sauvageau

“A Novel Function for Bmi1 in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Activity”

November 5, 2008
University of Montreal

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Arturo Alvarez-Buylla

“Adult Neural Stem Cells and their Niche”

June 25 2008


Alex Schier

“MicroRNAs in Development”

May 14 2008
Harvard University


Jean Hebert

“Patterning Neural Precursor Cells During Forebrain Development”

April 2 2008
Albert Einstein College of Medicine   


Daniela Drummond-Barbosa

“Stem Cells, Insulin, and the Control of Oogenesis by Diet in Drosophila”

March 5 2008
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Carla Kim

“Stem Cells in Lung Biology and Lung Cancer”

February 13 2008           
Harvard Medical School


Kenneth D. Birnbaum

“Regeneration Without Stem Cells: A Genomic View of Plant Organogenesis”

December 5 2007
NYU School of Medicine


Julius Brennecke

“The Piwi/piRNA Pathway in the Drosophila Germline”

November 14 2007
Cold Spring Harbor Labs


Amy Wagers

“Maintenance and Renewal of Blood and Muscle Stem Cells”

October 10 2007
Joslin Diabetes Center


Ruth Lehmann

“Germ Cells Are Forever”

September 12 2007
Skirball Institute
NYU School of Medicine

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Thomas Rando

“Molecular Mechanisms of Muscle Stem Cell Activation and Lineage Progression”

June 27 2007
Stanford University School of Medicine 


Xavier Morin

“Control of (a)symmetric Divisions in the Developing Chick CNS”

June 15, 2007
Developmental Biology Institute of Marseilles Luminy (IBDML)


Bradley Bernstein

“The Embryonic Stem Cell Epigenome”

May 2 2007
Massachusetts General Hospital


Lorenz Studer

“Human Embryonic Stem Cells in Development & Disease”

April 18 2007
Sloan Kettering Institute


Hongjun Song

“Molecular Mechanisms Regulating Adult Neurogenesis”
March 14 2007

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Ruth Lehmann

“Germ Cells Are Forever”

February 14 2007 (re-scheduled for Fall 2007)
Skirball Institute
NYU School of Medicine


Francois Guillemot

“Transcriptional Control of Neurogenesis and Neuronal Migration in the Mouse Brain”

November 29, 2006
National Institute for Medical Research


Ihor Lemischka

“Molecular Control of Stem Cell Fates”

November 8, 2006
Princeton University


Celeste Simon, Ph.D.

“Hypoxia, HIFs, and Stem Cells”

September 27, 2006
University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center

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Rick Young

“Regulatory Circuitry of Embryonic Stem Cells”

June 14 2006
Whitehead Institute, MIT


Chris Doe

“Asymmetric Division and Stem Cell Self-Renewal in the Drosophila CNS”

May 31 2006
University of Oregon


Haifan Lin

“Self-renewing Mechanisms of Stem Cells in the Germline”

May 17 2006
Duke University


Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado

“Regeneration & Stem Cells in the Planarian Schmidtea Mediterranea”

March 1 2006
University of Utah


Andrew Peterson

“The Role of Cilia in Signal Transduction and Interneuron Migration”

January 18 2006


Shahin Rafii

“Regulation of Stem Cell Differentiation and Trafficking by Organ-Specific Vascular Niches”

December 7 2005            
Cornell University Medical College


Wieland Huttner

“Cell Biology of Neurogenesis”

November 9, 2005                        
Max-Planck-Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics


George Daley

“Directing Embryonic Stem Cell Fate”

October 12, 2005
Harvard Medical School


Gordon Keller

“Lineage Specific Differentiation of Embryonic Stem Cells”

September 28, 2005
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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Gail Mandel

“The Rise and Fall of REST: Creating the Nervous System”

June 8, 2005
SUNY Stoneybrook


Kevin Eggan

“Reprogramming the Somatic Cell Genome by Nuclear Transplantation”

April 20, 2005
Harvard University


Sally Temple

“Making Neurons From Neural Stem Cells”

February 16, 2005
Albany Medical College


Sean Morrison

“The Genetic Regulation of Stem Cell Function”

October 1, 2004
University of Michigan




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