Weekly Research Conference

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

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

Synthetic Human Embryo-Like Structures: A New Paradigm for Human Embryology

Jianping Fu

Jianping Fu, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 4:00pm

Making Muscles from Pluripotent Stem Cells: One Type at a Time

Sunny Chan

Sunny Chan, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Lillehei Heart Institute
University of Minnesota

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 4:00pm

Extrinsic Regulation of Vertebrate Hematopoiesis

Trista North

Trista North, PhD
Associate Professor
Harvard Medical School
Stem Cell Program
Department of Hematology/Oncology
Boston Children's Hospital
Boston, MA

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 4:00pm

Ethics and Regenerative Medicine

Graham Parker

Graham Parker, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Wayne State University
School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

No SCI Seminar on March 20, 2019 (Spring Break)

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 4:00pm

Enhancer Function, Chromosome Folding, and Gene Transcription

Ann Dean

Ann Dean, PhD
Section Chief
Gene Regulation and Development Section
Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology
National Institutes of Health, NIDDK
Bethesda, MD

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 4:00pm

Engineering Neurogenesis for the Adult Brain

Benedikt Berninger

Benedikt Berninger, PhD
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, & Neuroscience
Center for Developmental Neurobiology
King's College
London, England, UK

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 4:00pm

Harnessing the Lipidation Power of HDL Mimetic Peptides to Defeat Alzheimer's Disease - Use of Human iPSC-Derived Brain Organoids as the Disease Model

Ling Li

Ling Li, DVM/PhD
Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
University of Minnesota

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

Ideas to Impact: A Collaborative, Capital-Efficient Model for Commercializing Regenerative Medicine Innovations

Michael May

Michael May, PhD
President and CEO
Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 4:00pm

Niche Bone Marrow Niche Signaling in the Regulation of Normal and Disease Hematopoietic Stem Cells

Jiwang Zhang

Jiwang Zhang, MD/PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
Loyola University
Maywood, IL

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Fanconi Anaemia/BRCA DNA Damage Response - Clinical and Translational Aspects for Development and Malignant Transformation

Stefan Meyer

Stefan Meyer, MD/PhD/MRCPCH
Clinical Senior Lecturer
Department of Paediatric Oncology
University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 4:00pm

Overcoming Chromatin Impediments to Control Cell Fate at Will

Kenneth Zaret

Kenneth Zaret, PhD
Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
Smilow Center for Translational Research
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 4:00pm

Skeletal Muscle Stem Cells Heterogeneity and the Niche

Andrew Brack

Andrew Brack, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of California, San Francisco
School of medicine
San Francisco, CA

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 4:00pm

3D Culture Models of Human Skeletal Muscle

Penney Gilbert

Penney Gilbert, PhD
Associate Professor
Tier II Canada Research Chair, Endogenous Repair
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 4:00pm

New Approaches for Cryopreservation of Cells, Tissues, and Organs

Erik Finger

Erik Finger, MD/PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
University of Minnesota

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