2011 Symposium

FRIDAY, NOV 4, 2011

8:30 AM – 7:30 PM

The ninth annual symposium for researchers studied eggs for reproduction or stem cell derivation.



Keynote: Janet Rossant, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, and Chief of Research at the Hospital for Sick Children, internationally recognized for her pioneering research in mouse genetics.

“Manipulating the mouse embryo: from lineages to stem cells and back again”


Dieter Egli, PhDNew York Stem Cell Foundation

“Egg Donation and Reprogramming after Nuclear Transfer”

Rafael A. Fissore

Rafael Fissore, PhDChair of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts

“Calcium signaling during egg maturation”


Ann Kiessling, PhDHarvard Medical School, and Director, Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation

“Are early human embryos naturally aneuploid?”


Alex Meissner, PhDHarvard University, Dept of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Broad Institute

“DNA Methylation Dynamics in Stem Cells and Development”


Laura Grabel, PhDProfessor of Biology, Wesleyan University

“Embryonic stem cell-derived neurogenesis in vitro and in the hippocampus”


Maya Mitalipova, PhDDirector of Whitehead Institute’s Stem Cell Facility, MIT

“Cellular Reprogramming”


Dinner Speaker: Chris HempelFounder, Addi and Cassi Fund

“Regulatory hurdles to research”






David Keefe, MDChair of Ob/Gyn at New York University School of Medicine

“Efficient generation of pluripotent stem cells from immature oocytes”


Poster Session
Gift Certificates to the Apple Store were donated for the best poster award!


Coffee, lunch, snacks, dinner, cocktails and good science!

The Henderson House, 99 Westcliff Rd, Weston, MA 02493


Sponsored by Qualcomm, Hamilton Thorne,
The McKnight Foundation, and Irv & Diane Naylor