Dr. Samira Musah invited to speak at the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center's 20th Annual Stem Cell Symposium

The UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center's Annual Stem Cell Symposiums feature leading national and international scientists who are experts in the field of stem cell science and regenerative medicine.

These conferences are supported by a generous donation from the Margaret M. Bloomfield Family Foundation.

8:00-8:30 a.m.          Check in/Registration


8:30-8:45                    Welcome: Thomas Rando, M.D., Ph.D.
                                     Director, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA


8:45-9:25                    Yukiko Yamashita, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

                                     Germline immortality and asymmetric stem cell division


9:25-10:05                  Kara McKinley, Ph.D. (Harvard University)

                                     Regeneration in the uterus


10:05-10:30                Coffee Break


10:30-11:10                Owen Witte, M.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)

                                     Finding new targets to treat aggressive epithelial cancers


11:10-11:50                Samira Musah, Ph.D. (Duke University)

                                     Uncovering human kidney disease targets for injury repair  


11:50-12:30 p.m.       Lunch


12:30-1:30                  Poster Session


1:30-2:10                    Carla Kim, Ph.D. (Harvard University)

                                     Cell-cell interactions in regulation of lung homeostasis, disease and cancer


2:10-2:50                    April Pyle, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)

                                     Human pluripotency to skeletal muscle in development and disease


2:50-3:15                    Coffee Break


3:15-3:55                     James Briscoe, Ph.D. (The Francis Crick Institute)

                                     Building a spinal cord: the dynamics of neural tube development


3:55-4:35                    Marianne Bronner, Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology)

                                     Neural crest stem cell potential along the body axis


4:35-6:00                    Reception