Weekly Research Conference


SCI Weekly Research Conference meetings on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.

We will not broadcast the summer seminars.  Please join us online in September for Fall seminars.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 4:00pm

5th Annual Engineering-Stem Cell Institute Symposium

12 pm      Lunch & Poster session
1 pm        Key Note Speaker: Dr. Scott Fraser, PhD, USC "Imaging the programs of embryogenesis and organogenesis"
2 pm        Presentation: Dr. Jeff Salisbury, PhD, Mayo Clinic "Understanding human disease processes through 3-dimensional electron microscopy of tissue architecture"
2:30 pm   Break
3 pm        Presentation: Dr. Stan Thayer, PhD, UMN-TC " Longitudinal imaging of synapse loss and recovery"

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 4:00pm

No Seminar this week

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 3:00pm

Cell changes from conjunctiva to iPS and RPE cells

Zhaohui Geng, PhD
Post Doc
Dutton Lab

University of Minnesota



Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

Embryonic skeletal myogenesis by transcription factors

Yusaku Kodaka, PhD
Post Doc
Asakura Lab

University of Minnesota

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Critical role of an FK506-binding protein controlling myoblast differentiation

Mercedes Ruiz Estevez photo

Mercy Ruiz Estevez, PhD
Post Doc
Kikyo Lab

University of Minnesota

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 4:00pm

Mechanisms of squamous cell carcinoma development in patients with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa

Michael Pickett-Leonard, PhD
Post Doc
Tolar Lab

University of Minnesota

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 4:00pm

Fanconi Anemia proteins in DNA repair and replication stress

Elizabeth Thompson, MS
Graduate Student
Tolar Lab

University of Minnesota

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 4:00pm

The role of Sox7 in cardiac progenitor cells

Michelle Doyle, PhD
Post Doc
Research Assistant
Martin Lab

University of Minnesota

Meeting location

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

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 Stadium Superblock Circulator (Route 120)

Service runs every 15 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