Programme  Titles  Presenters  Topics 
Lunch and Poster Session 2
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 12:05-13:35
Hibiscus Room/Promenade
Response of primary breast cancer stem cells to long-term exposure to reproductive hormones and their antagonists: A pre-clinical model for a BCSCs hormonopredictive assay
M. Nasr*1, M. Farghaly2, T. Elsaba3, M. Elmokhtar2, A. Abdelkareem2, H. Fakhry3, N. Mousa1
1Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt, 2Assiut University, Egypt, 3South Egypt Cancer Institute, Egypt
Ameliorative and prophylactic potency of stem cell in medicine
T. Odinga*1,2, E.M. Eze1
1University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 2Rivers State University, Nigeria
Evaluation of neurotoxic chemicals in human neural development using Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs)
J-H. Lee, C. Ahn, S-Y. Park, J.Y. An, D.N. Tran, E-B. Jeung*
Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea
Graphenated highly anisotropic ceramic scaffolds for spontaneous neural differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells
I. Hussainova*1, M. Gasik2, J. Kazantseva3, R. Ivanov1
1Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, 2AALTO University Foundation, Finland, 3Cellin Technologies LLC, Estonia
Antibiotics target breast cancer stem cells by inhibiting mitochondrial respiration
E. Abad*, C. Mir, D. Potesil, Z. Zdrahal, M. Palomino-Schätzlein, R. Herance, A. Zorzano, D. Sebastian, M.E. Lleonart, A. Lyakhovich
Vall d'hebron Research Institute (VHIR), Spain
New small molecular weight bioactive compounds for the in vitro control of melanoma CellProliferation and spreading
Q. ul-Ain*, K-S. Kochanek, M. Iqbal.Choudhary
University of Karachi, Pakistan
Mesenchymal cells and FGF2 immunoreactivity during retinoic acid mediated pelvic zone formation in regenerating tail of tadpoles of Polypedates maculatus
J. Hota*, P.K. Mahapatra
Utkal University, India
Cathepsin D: A protease attracts mesenchymal stem cells for homing to tumor sites
G. Vangala*, F. Imhoff, S. Baird
University of Otago, New Zealand
Characterizing ptger4 as a target gene of autism protein e6ap
C. Amadei*1, J. El Hokayem1, M. Alessandri1,2, Z. Nawaz1
1University of Miami, USA, 2Nova Southeastern University, USA
In vitro expanded MSCs are not recommended for cartilage tissue engineering
T. Jiang*1,2, L. Zheng1,2, J. Zhao1,2
1Guangxi Medical University, China, 2The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University, China
Trans differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells to mature glial phenotype characterized with differential gene expression
N.B. Nazm Bojnordi*, G.H. Ghasemi
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Derivation of functional mature neurons from testicular Spermatogonia stem cells
M.N. Nazm Bojnordi*, G.H. Ghasemi, A. Shojaie
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Developing non-human primate cell lines using stem cell technology for biomedical research
O.A. Oyediran*, H.B. Quadri, A.W. Ramoni
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Clonal evolution reveals accumulating mutations in vivo from hematopoietic stem cell to B-lymphocytic lineage in chronic lymphocytic leukemia
C-L. Chiang*, E. Hu, G. Lozanski, T-J. Doong, A. Lozanski, J.A. Woyach, J.C. Byrd, L.J. Lee, N. Muthusamy
The Ohio State University, USA
Geometrical control of stem cell fate by self-organization of cytoskeleton
M-H. Oh1, Y-Q. Chen1, M-C. Wu1, Y-K. Wang2, K-H. Lin1, A. Chiou1, J-C. Kuo*1
1National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, 2National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Epigenetic regulation by wnt signaling of cardiac neural crest progenitors
A. Vedenko*1,2, K.E. Hatzistergos2, J.I. Young1, J.T. Hecht4, S.H. Blanton1, W. Balkan2,3, J.M. Hare2,3
1John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, USA, 2University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA, 3University of Texas Health, Houston, TX, USA
Mitochondria-targeted antioxidative treatment attenuates accelerated senescence of neural progenitor cells induced by antiretroviral drugs 
M. Velichkovska*, D. Avila, M. Skowronska, L. Bertrand, B. Surnar, S. Dhar, M. Toborek
University of Miami, USA
Integrative epigenetic and single-cell RNA-seq profiling of human hematopoietic stem cells reveals epigenetic reprogramming of enhancer and regulatory elements during normal aging
E. Adelman*1,2, A. Olsson3, T. Qin2, R. Lindsley4, R. Bejar5, N. Salomonis3, H. Grimes3, M. Figueroa1,2
1University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA, 2University of Michigan Medical School, USA, 3Cincinnati Children's Hospital, USA, 4Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, USA, 5University of California San Diego, USA
GHRHR is a cell-surface marker of human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyogenic precursors
K.H. Hatzistergos*, W.Y. Yu, A.V. Vedenko, K.V. Valasaki, W.B. Balkan, J.H. Hare
University of Miami, USA
Interactions between adipocytes and breast cancer cells stimulate cytokine production and drive Src/SOX2/miR-302b mediated malignant progression
M. Picon-Ruiz*1,2, C. Pan1, K. Drews-Elger1, K. Jang1, A.H. Besser1, D. Zhao1, C. Morata-Tarifa1,2, M. Kim1, T.A. Ince1, D.J. Azzam1 et al
1University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA, 2University of Granada, Spain, 3Bruce W. Carter Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA
A novel fluorescent reporter mouse strain to non-invasively monitor transcription from gata6
R. Moore*, Y. Meng, W. Tao, E.R. Smith, X-X. Xu
University of Miami School of Medicine, USA
Suppression of microRNA let-7a expression promotes neurogenesis in arginine decarboxylase-neural stem cells after ischemia
Y. Oh*1,2, J.Y. Kim1, J.Y. Kim1, S. Barua1, J.E. Lee1,2
1Yonsei University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea, 2Yonsei University, Republic of Korea
Effect of local administration of mesenchymal stem cell therapy on auditory system in a rat model
R. Mittal*, E. Ocak, H. Jung, J. Mittal, A. Eshraghi
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Targeting HIV-infected brain to improve stroke outcome
L. Bertrand*, F. Méroth, A. Leda, M. Toborek
University of Miami, USA
KCTD2 promotes E3 ubiquitin ligase-mediated degradation of c-Myc protein and suppresses glioblastoma progression
K. Eun*, E-J. Kim, H. Kim
Korea University, Republic of Korea
Mesenchymal stem cells treatment of a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease
M. Pinto*, C. Premer, J.M. Hare, B.S. Baumel
University of Miami, USA
A double suicide gene approach to prevent tumorigenesis and select β-Cells from hESc-differentiated progeny
M.M.F. Qadir*1, S. Alvarez-Cubela1, K. Belle1, T. Sapir1, F. Messaggio1, D. Hardin1, D. Klein1, I. Perez-Alvarez2, F. Sadiq3, J. Dominguez-Bendala1 et al
1University of Miami, USA, 2University of California Irvine Medical Center, USA, 3Florida Hospital, USA
Detection and prevalence of PDX1+/ALK3bright+ progenitor-like cells in nPOD pancreatic samples from T1D patients
S. Alvarez-Cubela*1, R. Muniz1, M.M.F. Qadir1,2, D. Klein1, G. Lanzoni1, C. Garcia-Santana5, A. Montalvo1, F. Placeres-Uray1, C. Ricordi1,3, R.L. Pastori1,4, J. Dominguez-Bendala1,3 et al
1University of Miami, USA, 2University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA, 3Ophysio, Inc., USA
Neural stem cell manipulation to identify brain cancer cell of origin
C. Ballabio*, M. Anderle, G. Aiello, D. Caron, L. Tiberi
University of Trento, Italy
Postmitotic Neuron reprogramming into cancer cell
G. Aiello*, C. Ballabio, M. Anderle, D. Caron, L. Tiberi
CIBIO, Italy
Derivation of hiPSC from peripheral blood mononuclear cells in cGMP condition
I. Krontorad Koutna*, P. Simara, L. Tesarova, A. Hampl
St. Anne's University Hospital - International Clinical Research center, Czech Republic
Role of nitric oxide and s-nitrosylation in cardiomyogenesis by iPSCs 
A.G. Salerno*, K.E. Hatzistergos, R.A. Dulce, A.C.B.A. Wanschel, W. Balkan, J.M. Hare
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Enhanced therapeutic effects of mesenchymal stem cell spheroids using perfusion in a microfluidic platform
A.C. Bowles*1,2, D. Correa1,3, A. Agarwal1,2
1University of Miami, USA, 2DJTMF Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute, USA, 3Diabetes Research Institute, USA
Silk fibroin/cartilage matrix biphasic scaffold, a suitable environment for hADSCs for osteochondral tissue engineering
N.K. Moncada-Saucedo*1, A. García-Ruiz1, V. Pérez-Silos1,2, A. Camacho-Morales1, V.J. Romero-Díaz1, Y. Castro-Govea1, E.E. Coronado-Cerda1, H. Lin2, R.S. Tuan2, L. Fuentes-Mera1 et al
1Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico, 2University of Pittsburgh, USA
The effects of electronic cigarette vapor exposure on the osteogenic differentiation potential of human periodontal ligament derived stem cells
C. Carballosa*1,2, M. Salathe3, H. Cheung1,2
1University of Miami, USA, 2Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA, 3University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Human umbilical cord blood-stem cells promote macrophage polarization through decorin in hyperoxic lung injury
J.H. Kwon*, H.J. Jin
Medipost Co., Ltd, Republic of Korea
Secretome of human adipose-derived stem/ stromal cells reverts neuropathic pain, neuroinflammation and peripheral cytokines imbalance in a preclinical model of diabetes
A.T. Brini*1,2, G. Amodeo1, S. Niada1,2, L.M. Ferreira1,2, A. Milani1,2, G. Moschetti1, S. Franchi1, A.E. Panerai1, P. Sacerdote1
1Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, 2IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Italy
Effects of the G-quadruplex interacting agent RHPS4 on glioblastoma differentiated and cancer stem cells: an in vitro and in vivo study
M. Tanori*1, F. Berardinelli2, M. Mancuso1, A. Sgura2, A. Antoccia2
1ENEA, Italy, 2University Roma tre, Italy
Phoshphorylated p27 promotes tumor-initiating ability and tumor metastasis by repressing PTPN12 gene
H. Yoon*, K. Jang, M. Kim, M. Shin, J.M. Slingerland
University of Miami, USA
Maintenance and restoration of bronchial ciliated cell differentiation from basal stem cells in airway disease
N. Fregien*1, M. Valencia Gattas1, B. Gerovac2, G.E. Conner1
1University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA, 2Washington University School of Medicine, USA
Targeting breast cancer stem cells
F.B. Bai1, S.L. Liu1, J.H. Herschkowitz2, C.P. Perou2, X.P. Pei*1
1University of Miami, USA, 2University of North Carolina, USA
Phenotype of super-responders to stem cell therapy for non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
A.C. Rieger*, V. Florea, B.A. Tompkins, M. Natsumeda, A.M. Landin, C. Premer, I. Schulman, J.M. Hare
University of Miami, USA
Cell culture oxygen levels modify cord blood hematopoietic stem cell function
A.D. Henn*1, S.P. Hilchey2, J. Garigen2, S. Darou1, R. Yerden1, M.S. Zand2
1BioSpherix, USA, 2University of Rochester, USA
Identification of non-catalytic targets of EZH2 in triple-negative breast cancer
M. Shin*, H. Yoon, D. Kwon, Y. Ban, Z. Gao, S.X. Chen, J.M. Slingerland
University of Miami, USA
Optimizing stem cell transplant protocols to increase rate of stroke recovery
S. Sharififar1, K. Vyas1, D. Bennion1, D.D. Fuller1, C. Sumners1, H.H. Ross*2
1University of Florida, USA, 2Brenau University, USA
Hypoxic preconditioning effects of hMSCs on oxidatively stressed cardiomyocytes
D. Hardin*1,2, J. Kuznetsoff1,2, W. Balkan1,2, J.M. Hare1,2
1Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, USA, 2University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Evaluating renal injury in a murine model after irradiation
A. Ahmad*1, A. Mitrofanova1, S. Ansari1, J.S.Y. Yang1, S. Merscher1, A. Fornoni1, Y. Zeidan2, B. Marples1
1University of Mimai, USA, 2American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Transendocardial stem cell injection sites with higher voltage predicts cardiac function improvements in patients with non ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
V. Florea*1, M. Natsumeda1, A.C. Rieger1, B.A. Tompkins1, M.N. Banerjee1, D.L. DiFede2, A. Khan1, J.M. Hare1, R.D. Mitrani1
1University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA, 2Longeveron LLC, USA
A novel multifunctional assay for quantification and characterization of viable circulating tumor cells
Y. Yang*, R. Datar, P. Miller, U. Sharma, T. Giret, D. El-Ashry, R. Cote, S. Daunert
University of Miami, USA
Sphere formation properties of peripheral nerve resident schwann cells and fibroblasts
P.V. Monje*, R. Graham, B. Kuo
University of Miami, USA
iPSC-derived retinal organoids and CRISPR in a platform for retinoblastoma tumor progression modelling
Z. Acosta Torres*, J.W. Harbour, D. Pelaez
University of Miami, USA
Defining in vitro skeletal myogenesis from human pluripotent stem cells using single cell RNA-sequencing
H. Xi*1, J. Langerman1, C.S. Young1, S. Sabri1, A.B. Mota1,2, M.J. Spencer1, K. Plath1, A.D. Pyle1
1University of California Los Angeles, USA, 2California State University Northridge, USA
Identifying optimal donor characteristics for Mesenchymal Stem Cell proliferation for clinical applications
Z. Abdullah*, K. Valasaki, O. Malik, R. Silvera, A. Khan
University of Miami, USA
O GlcNAc modification of SOX2 modulates its effect on invasion and self-renewal in Pancreatic Cancer
N.S. Sharma*1, V.K. Gupta1, P. Dauer2, K. Kesh1, V. Dudeja1, A. Saluja1, S. Banerjee1
1University of Miami, USA, 2University of Minnesota, USA
Transforming growth factor-beta and lithium chloride preconditioning enhances the hair growth-promoting effects of human umbilical cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells
H.A. Oh1, J.H. Kwak*1, H.B. Jeon1, S.J. Choi1, W.I. Oh1, Y.S. Yang1, B.J. Lee2, J. Lee1, E.S. Jeon1
1MEDIPOST Co., Republic of Korea, 2Chung-Ang University College of Medicine, Republic of Korea
Dormancy and activation mechanism of tracheal stem cells
X-S. Jia*1, F. Li2, X. Li1,3, W-Y. Li1, W-Z. Zhang1, Z-H. Ren1 et al
1China Medical University, China, 2IVF Michigan, USA, 3Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China
Radiation response of adipose-derived stem cells isolated from the female breast with special emphasis on interactions with breast cancer cells
A. Baaße*, F. Machoy, D. Juerß, E. Reape, K. Manda, G. Hildebrandt
University of Rostock, Germany
Systemic delivery of stem cells to atherosclerotic lesions using novel nanocarrier in ApoE-/- mice
Z-J. Liu*, M.M. Regueiro, L. Zhang, Y. Li, S. Joel, G.S. O'Connor, S. Deo, S. Daunert, O.C. Velazquez
University of Miami, USA
Investigating Axonal Biology Using iPSC-derived Human Motor Neuron Neurospheres
R. Maciel*, A. Cutupri, A. Rebelo, A. Abrams, S. Zuchner, M.A. Saporta
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Culture expansion of adult olfactory basal stem cells
R. Choi*, G.M. Goss, S. Kurtenbach, S. Goncalves, B.J. Goldstein
University of Miami, USA
Identification of LBH, a WNT target transcriptional regulator in the etiology of aggressive basal-like breast cancer
K.J. Briegel*, P.P. Chen, K. Ashad-Bishop, L.E. Lindsey, M.E. Rieger, K. Garikapati, M. Jorda
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
How do ES cells jump over their own shadow? - A knockout repository for the genetic dissection of the exit from pluripotency
A. Lackner*, R. Sehlke, M. Garmhausen, J. Ramesmayer, P. van der Lelij, A. Smith, A. Beyer, M. Leeb
University of Vienna, Austria
Ex vivo expansion and transplantation of human hematopoietic stem cells
M.S. Baig
Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
Insights into structure and function of SHIP2-SH2
U. Saqib*1, I. Siddiqi2
1IIT, India, 2CDRI, India
In vitro recapitulation of the dysfunctional neuromuscular junction in Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease
R. Besser*, I. Claure, D. Carbonero, R. Maciel, M. Saporta, A. Agarwal
University of Miami, USA