2017 Spring Scientific Symposium


2017 Spring Scientific Symposium

Developmental and Stem Cell Biology of the Ailmentary Tract

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
12:30 – 5:30

Scientific Host: Wolfram Goessling, MD, PhD

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Proposed Agenda

12:30 pm      Registration Sign-In and Coffee

12:50 pm      Introductory Remarks - Wayne I. Lencer, MD

                         Session Chair: Camilla Richmond, MD

1:00 pm        Kenneth S. Zaret, PhD, University of Pennsylvania  

                     Chromatin Dynamics Guiding the Endoderm to Organogenesis Transition 

               1:30 pm        Ramesh Shivdasani, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

                                    Synchronized modulation of chromatin in intestine development

                2:00 pm       David T. Breault, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, HMS

                                    Role of Dormant Stem Cells in Intestinal Homeostasis                           

                2:30 pm       Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

                                    Development meets Cancer: How do tumor cells shed their epithelial phenotype

                3:00 pm       Coffee Break        

                                        Session Chair: Sahar Nissim, MD, PhD        

 3:30 pm       James M. Wells, PhD, University of Cincinnati

                     Pluripotent stem cell-derived organoids to study human GI development and disease

                4:00 pm       Valerie Gouon-Evans, PharmD, PhD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

                                    Pluripotent Stem Cells: A unique tool to dissect liver development

                4:30 pm       Kimberley D. Tremblay, PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst

                                    Inducing the liver: all hepatoblasts are not created equally

                5:00 pm       Clifford Tabin, PhD, Department of Genetics, HMS

                                    Physical forces and signaling in midgut development

                5:30 pm       Closing Remarks - Wolfram Goessling, MD, PhD





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