Each of these talks was filmed live at our recent Activated Egg Symposium. Egg and stem cell researchers from around the world gathered to discuss the role of circadian rhythms in early human development and stem cell differentiation during this unique, one-day workshop.

Gene Editing Human Embryos: Who Should Decide?

Dinner Speaker: Arthur Applbaum, PhD
Arthur Isak Applbaum, PhD, is Professor of Ethics and Public Policy and Director of Graduate Fellowships in the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions.

Circadian Clock Mechanisms in Mammals and Their Relevance to Aging and Longevity

Circadian Keynote: Joseph Takahashi, PhD
Dr. Takahashi is Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Contributions of Oocyte Cytoplasm to Reprogramming and Development

Oocyte Keynote: Shoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD
Dr. Mitalipov is the Director of the Oregon Health & Sciences University Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy. He is also a Professor in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences of Oregon National Primate Research Center.

Oocyte Contributions to Embryogenesis: Mother’s Legacy

David Albertini, PhD
Dr. Albertini is a Senior Scientist at Bedford Research Foundation and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. Previously he served as a Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at Kansas University Medical Center.

Post-transcriptional Regulation of Protein Expression by the Circadian Clock

Carla Green, PhD
Dr. Green is a professor in the Department of Neuroscience and a Distinguished Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Human / Mouse Chimeras for Disease Modeling

Rudolf Jaenisch, PhD
Dr. Jaenisch is Whitehead Institute Founding Member and National Medal of Science recipient.

First Evidence for Circadian Rhythms in Early Human Embryos

Ann A. Kiessling, PhD
Dr. Kiessling is Director of the Bedford Research Foundation and is retired Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

The Circadian Clock as a Window into Neurodevelopment Disorders: Mechanisms and Opportunities

Jonathan Lipton, MD, PhD
Dr. Lipton is an Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School and Faculty at the Kirby Center, Boston Children’s Hospital.

Embryonic Circadian Clocks: Do They Control Anything Important?

David Whitmore, PhD
Dr. Whitmore is a Professor of Chronobiology in the Division of Biosciences at University College London.
Speakers in the front row from left: Arthur Applbaum, Jonathan Lipton, Carla Green, David Whitmore, Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Rudolph Jaenisch, Joseph Takahashi, and David Albertini.

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