2004 Program

8:20 Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:50 Welcome

9:00 Keynote Address

Dr. George Daley, Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School
Stem Cells in Regenerative Medicine and Reproductive Biology

10:00 Dr.Valerie Montgomery-Rice
Professor and Chair, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Meharry Medical College

The Influence of Gonadotropins on Egg Maturation in the Ovary

10:50 Coffee Break

11:05 Dr. Lisa Mehlmann
Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center

Regulation of Meiotic Maturation in Mouse Oocytes by G-Proteins and their Receptors

11:55 Dr. Rafael Fissore
Associate Professor of Animal Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Initiation, Regulation and Function of Ca2+ Oscillators at Fertilization

12:45 Lunch

2:00 Dr. Cindy Tian
Assistant Professor of Animal Science, Center for Regenerative Biology, The University of Connecticut

Reprogramming of Epigenetic Inheritance by Nuclear Transfer

2:50 Dr.John Biggers
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School

Caveats in the Use of Chemically Defined Media for Embryo Culture

3:40 Coffee Break

3:55 Dr. Melvin L. DePamphilis
Section Chief, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Eukaryotic DNA Replication, from Embryo to Adult

4:45 Dr. Rosario Sanchez-Pernaute
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School, Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease, McLean Hospital

Dopamine Neurons from Cyno-1 Primate Cells

5:25 Conclusions and Cocktails

6:30 Dinner Speaker
Dr. Arthur Applbaum
Professor of Ethics and Public Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Stem Cell Research and the Political Philosophy of Moral Disagreement