Journal Club

SCI Journal Club meets weekly on Fridays at 4 pm

​Meets in 1-110 MTRF Conference Room

January 25     Ifeolu Akinnola (T32 Trainee)
                       Human embryonic stem cell-derived retinal pigment epithelium transplants as a potential treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration

February 1     Mikayla Hall (T32 Trainee)
                       Evaluating the potential of endothelial cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells to form microvascular networks in 3D cultures

February 8     Daniel Sorenson (T32 Trainee)
                        Blastemal progenitors modulate immune signaling during early limb regeneration

February 15   Timothy Monko (T32 Trainee)
                        hPSC Modeling Reveals that Fate Selection of Cortical Deep Projection Neurons Occurs in the Subplate

February 22   Mike Lan (SCB Master Student)
                        Identification of the Human Skeletal Stem Cell

March 1         Noah Denman (SCB Master Student)
                        A Roadmap for Human Liver Differentiation from Pluripotent Stem Cells

March 8         Azhar Abdulkadir (SCB Master Student) 
                       Treatment of Human Glioblastoma with a Live Attenuated Zika Virus Vaccine Candidate

March 15       Blake Johnson (SCB Master Student)
                       Automated microfluidic cell culture of stem cell derived dopaminergic neurons


March 29       Swathi Radha (SCB Master Student)
                       Pioneer Factor NeuroD1 Rearranges Transcriptional and Epigenetic Profiles to Execute Microglia-Neuron Conversion

April 5            Eric Bares (SCB Master Student)
                      Temporal Control of Mammalian Cortical Neurogenesis by m6A Methylation

April 12          Ellen Paatela (Kikyo Lab)
                      Circadian actin dynamics drive ghythmic fibroblast mobilization during wound healing

April 19          Mahmut Unverdi (Asakura Lab)
                      Denervation-activated STAT3–IL-6 signalling in fibro-adipogenic progenitors promotes myofibres atrophy and fibrosis

April 26         Allison Keith (Tolar Lab)
                     Hypoimmunogenic derivatives of induced pluripotent stem cells evade immune rejection in fully immunocompetent allogeneic recipients

May 3            Kelsie Becklin
                     Genetically engineered cerebral organoids model brain tumor formation

Meeting location

McGuire Translational Research Facility
2001 6th St SE, Room: 1-110
Minneapolis, MN 55455
[map] [shuttle info]

McGuire Translational Research Facility (MTRF) is located west of the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research and north of the TCF stadium.

mtrf map

Take the East Bank Circulator (Route 120)

Service runs every 20 minutes, Monday through Friday, during fall and spring semesters.

Shuttle Stops

  • McNamara Alumni Center (East Bank)
  • Masonic Memorial Building
  • Clinic & Surgery Center
  • Thompson Center for Environmental Management
  • Center for Magnetic Resonance Research