2009 Program

2009 Program of Speakers

The 2009 program of speakers  included:

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8:20 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast

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[three_fourth last=last] 8:50 AM Welcome
Ann A. Kiessling, PhD
Director, Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School[/three_fourth]

[one_fourth][/one_fourth][three_fourth last=last]9:00 AM Keynote Address
Renee A. Reijo Pera, PhD
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Stanford’s Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Education

“Human Embryo Development and Pluripotent Stem Cells”


haifan lin10:00 AM Dr. Haifan Lin, Professor of Cell Biology, Director, Yale Stem Cell Center www.cellbiology.yale.edu/faculty/lin_h/lin_h.html

“Stem Cells, Small RNAs, and Self-Renewal of the Germline.”

10:40 AM Coffee Break

Gary Stein11: 00 AM Gary Stein, PhD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Cell Biology, University of Massachusetts

“Transcription Factor Mediated Epigenetic Control of Cell Growth Phenotype”


11:40 AM Poster Session A

12:10 PM Lunch

Jesse Mager1:30 PM Dr. Jesse Mager, Assistant Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Assistant Professor, Veterinary & Animal Sciences, UMASS Amherst

“Essential functions of Yin-Yang1 during oogenesis and preimplantation development.”

ren hu xu2:10 PM Dr. Ren-He Xu, Associate Professor, Department of Genetics & Developmental Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center stemcell.uconn.edu/funding/core.html

“A Neglected Role of bFGF in Supporting Culture of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells”

3:00 PM Coffee Break

laura grabel3:20 PM Dr. Laura Grabel, Professor of Science in Society Wesleyan University

“From Embryonic Stem Cell to Neuron, with Stops Along the Way”


ann kiessling4:10 PM Dr. Ann Kiessling, Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Director, Bedford Research Foundation www.bedfordresearch.org

“8-Cell Human Embryos: the Penultimate Pluripotent Cells”

4:50 PM Conclusions

5:00 PM Cocktails & Poster Session B

6:00 PM Dinner Speaker
I. Glenn Cohen, JD

Assistant professor at Harvard Law School
Co-Director of the Petri-Flom Center for Health Law Policy,
Biotechnology and Bioethics.

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