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12th Annual Yale Stem Cell Center Virtual Research Retreat

Register now for YSCC’s annual retreat – to be held all day on Friday, October 30th - using the below link: m/SV_3azqDC1LjGbNUc5

Those who register now will receive Zoom link the week of the event, and will be invited to select a lunchtime breakout session with a speaker

Event Schedule

  • 8:45 AM9:00 AM
    Haifan Lin, PhD

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • 9:00 AM10:00 AM
    In-Hyun Park, PhD - Shangqin Guo, PhD - Stephanie Halene, MD, PhD - Qin Yan, PhD

    Session 1: Epigenetic drivers of hematopoiesis and cancer

  • 10:00 AM10:15 AM
    Qiao Wu

    Trainee flash talk: Cell fate regulation by nuclear-localized actins

  • Xiongzhuo Tang, PhD

    Trainee Flash Talk: Function of PIWI in drosophila intestinal stem cells and gut development

  • Duy Phan

    Trainee Flash Talk: A conserved residue in the RNA-binding NHL domain of the LET-7 target TRIM71/LIN-41 is required for mammalian brain morphogenesis and prenatal neural stem cell regulation

  • 10:15 AM10:45 AM

    Virtual Coffee Break

  • 10:45 AM11:45 AM
    Juergen A. Knoblich, PhD

    Keynote Presentation: Cerebral organoids: modeling human brain development and tumorigenesis in stem cell derived 3D culture

  • 11:45 AM12:45 PM
    Juergen A. Knoblich, PhD

    Lunch/Breakout Session with Juergen Knoblich

  • Charles L. Sawyers, MD

    Lunch/Breakout Session with Charles Sawyer

  • 12:45 PM1:45 PM
    Kaelyn Sumigray, PhD - Zachary Smith - Berna Sozen, PhD - Andrew Xiao, PhD

    Session 2: Embryonic development and epigenetics

  • 1:45 PM2:00 PM
    Yiqun Jiang

    Trainee Flash Talk: Mapping molecular steps in hair follicle dermal niche development

  • Nils Neuenkirchen, PhD - Tianshu Liu

    Trainee Flash Talk: MIWI2 interacts with the de novo DNA methylation machinery

  • Shuangshuang Du

    Trainee Flash Talk: Cells and structures that orchestrate skin regeneration captured by live imaging

  • 2:00 PM3:15 PM
    Mandar Deepak Muzumdar, MD - Nikhil Joshi, PhD - Anne Eichmann, PhD - Jeffrey Ishizuka, MD, DPhil

    Session 3: Lymphatics, lymph nodes, and lymphocytes in development and anti-cancer immunity

  • 3:00 PM3:15 PM
    Haoyang Wei

    Trainee Flash Talk: Understanding principles of hair follicle stem cell niche architecture in adult mice

  • Dingyao Zhang

    Trainee Flash Talk: A non-canonical role of toll-like receptor 9 regulates cancer progression through suppressing the TGF-beta pathway

  • Kaiti Duan

    Trainee Flash Talk: Fibronectin induced human pluripotent stem cell derived vascular smooth muscle cells enhance endothelial network formation via fibroblast growth factor

  • 3:15 PM3:30 PM

    Virtual Coffee Break

  • 3:30 PM4:30 PM
    Charles L. Sawyers, MD

    Distinguished Speaker Charles L. Sawyers, MD: Lineage plasticity in prostate cancer

  • 4:30 PM5:00 PM
    Diane Krause, MD, PhD

    Closing Remarks



Host Organizations


Free: Registration Required


Conferences and Symposia
Oct 202030Friday
Multi-session Event