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Einstein hosts its first stem cell institute symposium
Date:9/21/2012

M.D., Ph.D., discussed "Lin28 in Stem Cells and Disease." Dr. Daley is the Samuel E. Lux IV Professor of Hematology/Oncology and director of the Stem Cell Transplantation Program at Boston Children's Hospital; professor of biological chemistry and molecular pharmacology, of medicine, and of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; and an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

  • Kathrin Plath, Ph.D., gave a talk on the "Mechanisms of Reprogramming of Pluripotency." Dr. Plath is associate professor of biological chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles's David Geffen School of Medicine.

  • Toshio Suda, M.D., Ph.D., professor of cell differentiation at the Graduate School of Medicine, Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, presented "Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Hypoxic Niches."

  • Andreas Trumpp, Ph.D., professor and head of the division of stem cells and cancer, and managing director of the Heidelberg Institute for Stem Cell Technology and Experimental Medicine in Heidleberg, Germany, discussed "Circulating Metastasis-initiating Cells in Breast Cancer."

    Dr. Frenette closed the event by thanking the speakers and the 100 attendees in the Ethel and Samuel J. LeFrak Auditorium, as well as additional attendees viewing the proceedings from overflow rooms in Einstein's Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion.

    "We hope this symposium will foster collaborations between Einstein faculty members and leaders in the field, and embolden our developing program toward new heights of research excellence," said Dr. Frenette.

    Dr. Frenette will continue the stem cell discussion at the New York Stem Cell Foundation's (NYSTEM) seventh annual Translational Stem Cell Research Conference, on October 10 and 11. Dr. Frenette is chair of the "Cancer and Blood Disease" session, which features Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D., of Rockefeller University; Ravi Maj
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