Programme  Titles  Presenters  Topics 
Title Index
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
A patient-derived iPSC model of a rare TTC3 mutation segregating with Alzheimer’s disease
H.N. Cukier*1, F.S. Johnson1, C. Garcia Serje1, R.M. Carney1,2, J.M. Vance1, M.L. Cuccaro1, M.A. Pericak-Vance1, D.M. Dykxhoorn1
1University of Miami, USA, 2Miami Veterans Affairs, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
A reserve stem cell populations in postgestating mice liver: Histo-immune study
A. Ali*1, M. Ashgan2, S. Karim2, F. Alqudsi1,2
1Alexandria University, Egypt, 2King Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
A role of ER stress and UPR in hematopoietic differentiation
A. Tanimura1, K. Miyoshi1, T. Horiguchi1, H. Hagita1, K. Fujisawa2, T. Noma*1
1Tokushima University Graduate School, Japan, 2Yamaguchi University, Japan
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Acute neural stem cell transplantation prevents lesion expansion, focal and remote axonal degeneration in rats with traumatic brain injury
S. Gajavelli*1, R. Bullock3, Z. Hu1,2, D. Shear3, T. Hazel4 et al
1University of Miami, USA, 2Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, China, 3Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, USA, 4Neuralstem Inc, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Advanced genetic engineering of hematopoiesis to treat inherited diseases and cancer
L. Naldini1,2
1IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Italy, 2Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy
Wednesday, January 31, 2018:  [INV17] Luigi Naldini, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute & Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Italy  -  09:35-10:10
09:35-10:10
Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of deep second degree burns
A. Candanedo, L. Rodriguez-Menocal, W. Guzman, J. McBride, L. Pizano, N. Namias, O. Orozco, C.I. Schulman, E.V. Badiavas*
University of Miami, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [SL09] Spotlight 09  -  14:25-14:40
14:25-14:40
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Aspirin analogue encapsulated nanoparticles for enhanced delivery
A.A. Kalathil*, S. Dhar
University of Miami, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Benefits of young donor mesenchymal stem cells in the management of fibrotic lung disease
M.K. Glassberg*, P. Catanuto, G. Rubio, S. Pereira-Simon, X. Xia, S. Elliot
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [SL11] Spotlight 11  -  16:50-17:05
16:50-17:05
Bringing mesenchymal stem cells into the clinic
K. Le Blanc
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [INV09] Katarina Le Blanc, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden  -  17:25-18:00
17:25-18:00
Building cancer in organoids
M. van de Wetering*, H. Clevers
Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [INV08] Marc van de Wetering, Hubrecht Institute, The Netherlands  -  16:50-17:25
16:50-17:25
CARM1/PRMT4 as a novel therapeutic target for AML
S. Greenblatt*1, N. Man1, P.J. Hamard1, T. Asai1, C. Martinez1, F. Liu1, Y. Xu1, J. Watts1, D. Tenen2, S.D. Nimer1
1University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA, 2National University of Singapore, Singapore
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Cathepsin D: A protease attracts mesenchymal stem cells for homing to tumor sites
G. Vangala*, F. Imhoff, S. Baird
University of Otago, New Zealand
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Cell based therapies for Parkinson's disease- past, present and future
R.A. Barker
University of Cambridge, UK
Wednesday, January 31, 2018:  [INV18] Roger Barker, University of Cambridge, UK  -  10:50-11:25
10:50-11:25
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Cerebellar organoids as a 3d model of human brain cancer
M. Anderle*, C. Ballabio, G. Aiello, D. Caron, L. Tiberi
University of Trento, Italy
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Characterization of Hepatitis virus-stimulated innate immune responses during Hepatocyte differentiation from Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
J.S. Edwards*, F.Z. Asumda, J. Hyun, D.M. Dykxhoorn, E.R. Schiff, E. Thomas
University Of Miami, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Combination of allogeneic mesenchymal and kidney-derived stem cells in a swine model of chronic kidney disease-induced heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
A.C. Rieger, B.A. Tompkins, V. Florea, M. Banerjee, J. Rodriguez, M. Rosado, W. Balkan, J. Hare, I.H. Schulman* et al
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Combined effects of Methamphetamine and EcoHIV on mouse subventricular zone neural progenitor cells
M. Park*, D. Cambow, H. Levine, W. Baker, E. Barral, A. Leda, M. Toborek
University of Miami School of Medicine, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Culture expansion of adult olfactory basal stem cells
R. Choi*, G.M. Goss, S. Kurtenbach, S. Goncalves, B.J. Goldstein
University of Miami, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Cytotoxicity on apical papilla cells of intracanal dressings used to pulpal regenerative procedures in endodontics
C.L. Caldeira*, A.P. Oliveira, C.R. Sipert
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Delivery of targeted mesenchymal stem cells (MCS’s) to aid wound healing in a murine model of colitis
D. Madorma*, J. Burgueno, G. O'Connor, M. Regueiro, I. Fernandez, O. Velazquez, Z-J. Liu, M. Abreu, S. Deo, S. Daunert
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Designer culture substrates based on laminin E8 fragments for robust expansion and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells
K. Sekiguchi
Osaka University, Japan
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [SL03] Spotlight 03  -  11:35-11:50
11:35-11:50
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Dexamethasone and Azathioprine alter mesenchymal stem cells proteomic profile and affect cell migration towards SDF-1
N. Schneider, F. Otesbelgue, F. da Costa Gonçalves, P.L. da Costa Lopez, A.H. Paz*
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – Research Center – Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Different approaches to identify the cell of origin of brain cancer
L. Tiberi*, G. Aiello, M. Anderle, C. Ballabio, D. Caron
University of Trento, Italy
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Disease in a dish concept using iPS cells
J.C. Wu
Stanford School of Medicine, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [INV14] Joseph Wu, Stanford School of Medicine, USA  -  16:00-16:35
16:00-16:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Effect of OP and BPA on Calcium signalling in cardiac development derived from mouse embryonic stem cells
J-H. Lee, C. Ahn, S.Y. Park, J.Y. An, D.N. Tran, E-B. Jeung*
Chungbuk National University, Republic of Korea
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Effects of matured adipocyte-derived dedifferentiated fat (DFAT) cells on skin reconstruction using artificial dermis in wound management
K. Soejima*, T. Kashimura, T. Kazama, T. Matsumoto, H. Nakazawa
Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Endothelial-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) promotes osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells
Y.Q. Kang
Florida Atlantic University, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Engineering dynamic hydrogels to mature human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiac tissues
G. Tansik*1, R. Besser2, A. Agarwal1,3
1University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA, 2University of Miami, USA, 3Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
ErbB2-induced downregulation of a transcription factor Irf6 is required for malignant transformation of breast epithelial cells.
I. Khan, B. Yoo, K. Rosen*
Dalhousie University, Canada
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Ex vivo expansion and transplantation of human hematopoietic stem cells
M.S. Baig
Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Fast generation of functional astrocyte subtypes from human pluripotent stem cells
X. Li*, S-C. Zhang
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Fat Cell: Cancer stem cell expansion and increased tumor metastasis
J.M. Slingerland
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [INV11] Joyce M. Slingerland, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA  -  11:15-11:50
11:15-11:50
Fetal neuronal progenitors from different brain areas show distinct potential to generate serotoninergic neurons and to alleviate pain after spinal cord injury
C.M. Batista*1, E. Mariano1, F. Onuchic1, C.S. Dale2, A.F. Cristante1, J.P. Otoch1, M.J. Teixeira1, G. Lepski1
1São Paulo University, Brazil, 2Eberhard-Karls University, Germany
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
GATA6 and Ras/MAPK signaling determine exit from pluripotency in embryonic stem cells
Y.M. Meng, R.M. Moore, W.T. Tao, E.R.S. Smith, X.X. Xu*
University of Miami, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Generation of atrial and ventricular cardiomyocytes from human pluripotent stem cells
G.M. Keller1,2, S. Protze*1
1McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine University Health Network, Canada, 2Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [INV04] Stephanie Protze, McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine University Health Network, Canada  -  09:55-10:30
09:55-10:30
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Hsp10/EPF in human pancreas and pancreatic islet-derived MSCs: a potential role in islets homeostasis
S. Corrao*1,2, M.M.F. Qadir1, G. Lanzoni1, J. Dominguez-Bendala1, E. Linetsky1, D. Correa1
1University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA, 2Fondazione Ri.MED, Italy
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Human gingival mesenchymal stromal cells (GinPa-MSCs), possible vehicle of antineoplastic drugs, inhibit in vitro proliferation of oral squamous cell carcinoma
A.T. Brini1 et al
1Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, 2IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Italy, 3Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy, 4IRCCS Neurological Institute C. Besta, Italy, 5Università di Genova, Italy, 6Università di Brescia, Italy, 7Università dell’Insubria, Varese, Italy
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Human organs on chips
D.E. Ingber1,2
1Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, USA, 2Harvard Medical School & Boston Children’s Hospital, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [INV12] Donald Ingber, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University & Harvard Medical School & Boston Children’s Hospital, USA  -  13:35-14:10
13:35-14:10
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Hypoxic Stress Decreases c-Myc Protein Stability in Cardiac Progenitor Cells Inducing Quiescence and Compromising Their Proliferative and Vasculogenic Potential.
M.A. Bellio*, M.T. Pinto, V. Florea, P.A. Barrios, C.N. Taylor, A.B. Brown, C. Lamondin, J.M. Hare, I.H. Schulman, C.O. Rodrigues
Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Identification and characterization of endogenous LXR ligands in ventral midbrain and cerebrospinal fluid; relation to neurodegenerative diseases
S. Theofilopoulos*1,2, E. Arenas2, I. Bjorkhem2, P. Crick1, W.J. Griffiths1, A. Meljon1, W. Oliveira2, Y. Wang1, S. Yang2, E. Yutuc1
1Swansea University, UK, 2Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Identification of neural crest stem cells in human adult bone marrow
S. Wislet
University of Liège, Belgium
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Improved cord blood thawing procedure enhances the reproducibility of flow cytometry CD34+ cell viability and clonogenicity correlation
D.M. Vanegas*, C.C. Galindo, B. Camacho, A.M. Perdomo-Arciniegas
Instituto Distrital de Ciencia, Biotecnología e Innovación en Salud, Colombia
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Induced pluripotent stem cell transplantation into rat cochleae after hair cell damage
E. Ocak*1,2, S. Mulazimoglu1, J. Mittal2, M.K. Gokcan1, R. Mittal2, A.E. Eshraghi2
1Ankara University, Turkey, 2University of Miami, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Inducible pluripotent stem cells derived cardiomyocytes proliferation is enhanced by co-culture with female mesenchymal stem cells.
A. Wanschel*, A.G. Salerno, K.E. Hatzistergos, I.H. Shulman, W. Balkan, J. Hare
University of Miami, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Inhibition of embryonic stem cell markers expression by PRP-1 leads to elimination of cancer stem cell population in human chondrosarcoma cell line
K. Galoian*1, A. Moran1, S. Saigh2, A. Hoyt1, D. Greif1
1University of Miami, USA, 2Flow Cytometry Shared Resource at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Insights into structure and function of SHIP2-SH2
U. Saqib*1, I. Siddiqi2
1IIT, India, 2CDRI, India
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Interrogating coevolution of cancer cells and the microenvironment in a mouse model of skin carcinogenesis
A.N. Crouch*, B.J. Kubick, D.R. Roop
Univerisity of Colorado, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Interspecies organogenesis for generation of autologous, functional organs
H. Nakauchi1,2
1Stanford University, USA, 2The University of Tokyo, Japan
Sunday, January 28, 2018:  [INV02] Hiromitsu Nakauchi, Stanford University, USA  -  16:30-17:05
16:30-17:05
Introducing EpiXTM: A technology platform empowering adult epithelial stem cell biology, diagnostics and therapeutics
C. Zhang, R. Wang, A. Srivastava, T. McQuiston, D. Sloan, J. Blasic, K. Biely, S. Challberg, B.A. Pollok*
Propagenix Inc., USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
iPSC-based modeling of citrullinemia, an inherited urea cycle disorder of the liver
G. Gurhan1, S. Akbari2, B. Sengun1, E. Ozel*1, N. Arslan2, E. Erdal2, T.T. Onder1
1Koc University, Turkey, 2Dokuz Eylul University, Turkey
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
iPSC-derived neurons from idiopathic ASD patients display deficits in neuronal differentiation and synaptic function
C. Garcia-Serje*1, J. El Hokayem1, B.A. DeRosa1,2, E. Artimovich3, J.E. Nestor3, J.M. Vance1, M.A. Pericak-Vance1, H.N. Cukier1, M.W. Nestor3, D.M. Dykxhoorn1
1University of Miami, USA, 2Oregon Health & Science University, USA, 3The Hussman Institute for Autism, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Jellyfish collagen and "gold standard" collagen matrix for human autologous nasal reconstruction with adipose mesenchymal stem cells: preliminary head to head comparison by high resolution mass spectrometry proteomics analysis
S. San Marina, S.G. Voss*, B.J. Madden, M. Charlesworth, G.S. Hamilton III, J. Janus
Mayo Clinic, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
KSHV tumorigenesis occurs by enviromentally-induced epigenetic adaptation to viral oncogenic gene expression and signaling in pdgfra+ve mesenchymal cancer stem cells
J. Naipauer*, L. Cavallin, S. Rosario, C. Premer, V. Ponzinibbio, D. Salyakina, M. Abba, J. Hare, P. Goldschmidt-Clermont, E. Mesri et al
University of Miami, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [SL07] Spotlight 07  -  11:50-12:05
11:50-12:05
LBH, a novel WNT effector in promoting basal-like breast cancer
K. Ashad-Bishop*1,2, K. Briegel1,2
1Braman Breast Cancer Institute, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA, 2University of Miami, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Lgr5-expressing chief cells drive epithelial regeneration and cancer in the oxyntic stomach
M. Leushacke*1, S. Tan1, A. Wong1, Y. Swathi1, A. Hajamohideen1, L. Tan1, J. Goh1, E. Wong1, K. Murakami2, N. Barker1,2
1A*STAR Institute of Medical Biology, Singapore, 2Kanazawa University, Japan, 3The University of Edinburgh, UK
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [SL06] Spotlight 06  -  11:00-11:15
11:00-11:15
Lipid raft integrity is essential for metastasis and chemoresistance properties of CD133+ cancer stem cells in pancreatic cancer
V.K. Gupta*1, N.S. Sharma1, K. Kesh1, P. Dauer2, A. Nomura1, B. Giri1, V. Dudeja1, A.K. Saluja1, S. Banerjee1
1University of Miami, USA, 2University of Minnesota, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
LMO2 regulates dedifferentiation and transdifferentiation of glioma stem cells
C.G. Park*1, S. Kim2, H. Kim1,3
1Department of Biotechnology, School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2Department of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Republic of Korea, 3Institute of Animal Molecular Biotechnology, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Loss of ASXL1 in the bone marrow niche dysregulates hematopoietic stem cell fates through RNA polymerase II complex
P. Zhang*, Y. Guo, H. Yang, S. Chen, M. Xu, F-C. Yang
University of Miami, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [SL04] Spotlight 04  -  14:35-14:50
14:35-14:50
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Mechanisms of quiescence, activation and differentiation in adult mesenchymal stem cells of the liver
D. Häussinger, C. Kordes*
Heinrich Heine Universität, Germany
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [INV06] Claus Kordes, Heinrich Heine Universität, Germany  -  11:50-12:25
11:50-12:25
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Methamphetamine increases HIV infectivity in neural progenitor cells
M. Skowronska*, M. McDonald, M. Velichkovska, A. Leda, M. Park, M. Toborek
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Modeling human tumorigenesis De Novo reveals an unexpected program of changes
C. Eaves1,2
1Terry Fox Laboratory - BC Cancer Agency, Canada, 2University of British Columbia, Canada
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [INV13] Connie Eaves, Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency, Canada  -  14:40-15:15
14:40-15:15
Modular tissue engineering of bone microenvironment for propagating circulating tumor cells
V. Mayo*, A. Agarwal, R. Cote, S. Rawal, D. Correa, A. Bowles
University of Miami, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [SL08] Spotlight 08  -  14:10-14:25
14:10-14:25
Molecular mechanism of paternal contribution to epigenetic inheritance in mammals
A. Boskovic*, X.Y. Bing, O.J. Rando
UMass Medical school, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
mTORC1 inhibition with Rapamycin induces mesenchymal stem cell expression of vascular smooth muscle cell markers
O. Elwardany*1,2, D. McCarthy1, E. Peterson1, J. Thompson1, R. Starke1
1University of Miami, USA, 2Suez Canal University, Egypt
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Multipotent pancreatic progenitor-like cells within the human exocrine pancreas
M.M.F. Qadir1, S. Alvarez-Cubela1, D. Klein*1, G. Lanzoni1, C. Garcia-Santana3, A. Montalvo1, F. Placeres-Uray1, C. Ricordi1, R.L. Pastori1,2, J. Dominguez-Bendala1 et al
1University of Miami, USA, 2University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA, 3Ophysio, Inc., USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Mutant IDH1 downregulates ATM and alters DNA repair in AML stem cells
T.W. Mak
University Health Network, USA
Wednesday, January 31, 2018:  [INV16] T. W. Mak, University of Toronto & Princess Margaret Cancer Centre & Ontario Cancer Institute, Canada  -  09:00-09:35
09:00-09:35
Natural rubber latex as stem cells scaffold for tissue regeneration
J.F. Floriano*, R.D. Herculano, C.F.O. Graeff
São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Nerves at the forefront of the aging HSC niche and cancer microenvironment
P.S. Frenette*, M. Maryanovich, S. Pinho, C. Xu, A. Zalhalka
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [INV07] Paul-Sylvain Frenette, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA  -  16:15-16:50
16:15-16:50
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Normal and neoplastic stem cells
I.L. Weissman
Stanford University, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [K03] Irving L. Weissman, Stanford University, USA  -  13:55-14:35
13:55-14:35
Nudt21 controls cell fate by connecting alternative polyadenylation to chromatin signaling
K. Hochedlinger*, J. Brumbaugh, B. Di Stefano, X. Wang, M. Borkent, E. Forouzmand, K.J. Clowers, F. Ji, B.A. Schwarz, M. Kalocsay et al
Harvard University, USA
Sunday, January 28, 2018:  [INV01] Konrad Hochedlinger, Harvard University, USA  -  15:25-16:00
15:25-16:00
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
P2RY1 is a surface marker of human PDX1+ pancreatic cells with progenitor features and is overexpressed in human pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells
G. Lanzoni*1, E.M.C. Mazza1, M.M.F. Qadir1, S. Alvarez-Cubela1, D. Klein1, M. Boulina1, R. Pastori1, L. Inverardi1, J. Dominguez-Bendala1, C. Ricordi1
1University of Miami, USA, 2Istituto Clinico Humanitas IRCCS, Italy
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Perturbations in stem cell self-renewal pathways in degenerative disease and cancer
M.F. Clarke
Stanford University, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [K05] Michael Clarke, Stanford University, USA  -  09:00-09:40
09:00-09:40
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Postmitotic Neuron reprogramming into cancer cell
G. Aiello*, C. Ballabio, M. Anderle, D. Caron, L. Tiberi
CIBIO, Italy
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Predisposing mesenchymal stem cells to inflammation in vitro promotes robust immunomodulatory effects mediated by specific subsets of responding cells.
A.C. Bowles, D. Correa*
University of Miami, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Primary immunodeficiencies gene therapy
M. Cavazzana
Hospital Necker, France
Wednesday, January 31, 2018:  [K06] Marina Cavazzana, Hospital Necker, France - Sponsored by Wiley  -  11:40-12:20
11:40-12:20
PRMT5 maintains genomic stability in hematopoietic stem cells by controlling the alternative splicing of epigenetic factors
P-J. Hamard*1,2, G.E. Santiago1,2, F. Liu1,2, S. Greenblatt1,2, D. Karl1,2, C. Martinez1,2, R. Verdun1,2, S. Nimer1,2
1Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, USA, 2University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Protease activated receptor 1 activation enhances osteogenic potential of periodontal ligament mesenchymal stem cells
E.S. Rovai, L.R. Oliveira, B.N. França, L.M.B. Ambrósio, L.M. Gasparoni, C.R. Sipert, M. Holzhausen*
University of São Paulo, Brazil
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Rac1b regulates the quiescence and chemotherapy resistance of breast cancer stem cells in luminal breast cancer
A. Ucar*1, D.G. Alferez1, M. Kamjoo1, F. Chen1, A.H. Sims2, R.B. Clarke1, K. Brennan1, C.H. Streuli1
1University of Manchester, UK, 2University of Edinburgh, UK
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Regenerative approaches to post-MI heart failure using engineered cardiac patch
J. Zhang
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [INV15] Jianyi Zhang, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), USA  -  17:05-17:40
17:05-17:40
Regulation of stem cell fate in mammalian epidermis'
F. Watt
King's College London, UK
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [INV10] Fiona Watt, King's College London, UK  -  09:55-10:30
09:55-10:30
Removal of commonly used thiol-based antioxidants improves cardiac differentiation and alters the expression ratio of cardiac isoforms
C. Tu*, A. Allen, W. Deng, O. Conroy, M. Nambiar, J. Zoldan
University of Texas at Austin, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
RNA-sequencing gene expression profiling of orbital adipose-derived stem cell population implicate HOX genes and WNT signalling dysregulation in the pathogenesis of Thyroid-Associated Orbitopathy (TAO)
W. Tao*1,2, H. Ayala-Haedo1,2, M. Field1,2, D. Pelaez1,2, S. Wester1,2
1University of Miami, USA, 2Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Selective HDAC3 inhibitor, HDAC3i alleviates memory impairment in triple transgenic mice and reverses pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in patient-derived neurons
K. Janczura*, C-H. Volmar, N. Riccardi, C. Wahlestedt
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Small molecule induction of pioneer transcription factors for the neural reprogramming of mammalian glial cells
R.A. Gallo*1, J.Y. Lee1, R. Doddapaneni2, D. Pelaez1,2
1University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA, 2Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Specification and programming of human primordial germ cells
A. Surani
Wellcome Trust Cambridge Research UK Gurdon Institute: University of Cambridge, UK
Sunday, January 28, 2018:  [INV03] Azim Surani, Wellcome Trust Cambridge Research UK Gurdon Institute: University of Cambridge, UK  -  17:20-17:55
17:20-17:55
Sphere formation properties of peripheral nerve resident schwann cells and fibroblasts
P.V. Monje*, R. Graham, B. Kuo
University of Miami, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Stage specific differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells into neurons
Z. Equbal*, M. Srivastava, A. Mukhopadhyay
National Institute of Immunology, India
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Stem Cell Therapy for stroke: Optimal routes of delivery and therapeutic time-window
D. Yavagal
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Wednesday, January 31, 2018:  [SL12] Spotlight 12  -  11:25-11:40
11:25-11:40
Stem cells and epigenetic regulation in development and disease
R. Jaenisch
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Department of Biology, MIT, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [K07] Rudolf Jaenisch Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and Department of Biology, MIT, USA  -  11:00-11:35
11:00-11:35
Stemness properties in AML: Are they relevant?
J. Dick1,2
1Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Canada, 2University of Toronto, Canada
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [K04] John Dick, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre & University of Toronto, Canada  -  14:50-15:30
14:50-15:30
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Targeting HIV-infected brain to improve stroke outcome
L. Bertrand*, F. Méroth, A. Leda, M. Toborek
University of Miami, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Tet1 catalytic domain knock-out impairs neuroectoderm differentiation of human embryonic stem cells
H. LI*, Z. Hu, H. Jiang, J. Feng
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
The c-Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) is a crucial component of maintenance in glioblastoma stem-like cells.
A.M. Acanda de la Rocha*, M. Rodriguez-Silva, R. Alvarez, S. Gonzalez-Arias, J.W. Chambers
Florida International University, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
The emerging role of pluripotent stem cells in translational studies of tissue repair: Emphasis on cardiac injury
J. Hare
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Sunday, January 28, 2018:  [K01] Joshua Hare, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA  -  14:30-15:10
14:30-15:10
The formation of stem cells from somatic cells by nuclear transfer to eggs
J.B. Gurdon
University of Cambridge, UK
Monday, January 29, 2018:  [K02] John Gurdon, Wellcome Trust Cambridge Research UK Gurdon Institute: University of Cambridge, UK  -  09:15-09:55
09:15-09:55
The proline-arginine dipeptide repeat protein binds to nucleophosmin and impedes DNA damage repair in C9ORF72-related ALS/FTD
N.S. Andrade*, R. Esanov, W. Liu, N.T. Chee, S. Del'Olio, M. Benatar, Y. Zhang, C. Wahlestedt, Z. Zeier
University of Miami, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
The role of melanocyte stem cell activation and translocation in melanoma development
H. Moon1, L.R. Donahue1, E. Choi1, P.O. Scumpia2, W.E. Lowry2, J.K. Grenier1, J. Zhu1, A.C. White*1
1Cornell University, USA, 2UCLA, USA
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [SL05] Spotlight 05  -  09:40-09:55
09:40-09:55
The role of the blood-brain barrier in zika virus infection
A.R. Leda*1, I.E. Andras1, D. Avilla1, N. El-Hage2, M. Nair2, M. Toborek1
1University of Miami, USA, 2Florida International University, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
The role of wnt-signaling and the epigenetic control of liver to pancreas transdifferentiation
I. Meivar-Levy1,2, H. Cohen1,2, H. Barash1,2, A. Har-Zahav1,2, S. Ferber*1,2
1Sheba Medical Center, Israel, 2Sackler Faculty of Medic, Israel
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  [SL10] Spotlight 10  -  16:35-16:50
16:35-16:50
The WNT pathway gene, lbh, is critically required for breast carcinogenesis by promoting tumor initiation and survival
K. Garikapati*, P. Chen, K. Ashad-Bishop, L. Lindley, M. Rieger, K. Briegel
University of Miami-FL, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
TLR9 agonist enhances radiofrequency ablation-induced CTL responses leading to potent inhibition of primary tumor growth and lung metastasis
J. Yuan*, A. Xu, J. Xiang
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
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
Tuesday, January 30, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 2  -  12:05-13:35
Transition of efficiently derived feeder-free human iPSC line to stable and well-defined 3-D retinal cups
R. Shrestha*1,2, Y-T. Wen2, R-K. Tsai1,2
1Tzu Chi University, Taiwan, 2Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taiwan
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Treatment of diabetes and obesity with engineered epidermal stem cells
X. Wu*1, J. Yue1, X. Gou1, C. Li1, B. Wicksteed2
1University of Chicago, USA, 2University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Sunday, January 28, 2018:  [SL01] Spotlight 1  -  15:10-15:25
15:10-15:25
Umbilical cord blood stem cells banking: Current perspectives and future role in Indian scenario
C. Kohli*1, J. Kishore1
1Indian Council of Medical Research, India, 2Vardhman Mahavir Medical College, India
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Use of multiple assays to evaluate safety and potency of human mesenchymal stem cells
B.A. Christy*, M.C. Herzig, C.P. Delavan, L.E. Estlack, P. Nair, R.K. Montgomery, C. Cantu, J.A. Bynum, A.P. Cap
US Army Institute of Surgical Research, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Using a tissue-engineered vascular model to develop mast cells from adult stem cells
R. Chan*, M. Derakhshan, R. Bhowmick, H. Gappa-Fahlenkamp
Oklahoma State University, USA
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
V-ATPase proton pump regulates exosomes signaling in human glioma stem cells
I. Bertolini*1,2, A. Terrasi1,3, A. Di Cristofori3,1, S. Ferrero1,3, M. Caroli1, V. Vaira1,2
1Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Italy, 2Istituto Nazionale di Genetica Molecolare, Italy, 3University of Milan, Italy
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Viral vector mediated gene editing eliminates the C9ORF72 repeat expansion mutation from induced pluripotent stem cell derived neurons and cerebral brain organoids
N.S. Andrade1, R. Esanov1, G.T. Cabrera2, R.H. Brown2, M. Benatar1, C. Wahlestedt1, C. Mueller2, Z.R. Zeier*1
1University of Miami, USA, 2University of Massachusetts, USA
Sunday, January 28, 2018:  [SL02] Spotlight 02  -  17:05-17:20
17:05-17:20
Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells attenuated sepsis-associated heart injury and modulate systemic inflammation through cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway
J.M. Capcha*, C. Rodrigues, R. Moreira, F.D. Santos, M. Garnica, I.L. Noronha, M. Irigoyen, P. Dourado, L. Andrade, S.A. Gomes et al
Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Lunch and Poster Session 1  -  12:25-13:55
Workshop: An army marches on its metabolism In Vitro
A.D. Henn
BioSpherix, Ltd., Canada
Monday, January 29, 2018:  Biospherix Workshop: An army marches on its metabolism In Vitro, A.D. Henn, BioSpherix, Ltd., USA  -  12:45-13:45
12:45-13:45
Workshop: An introduction to scholarly publishing
J. Saxe
Scientific Editor, Cell Stem Cell, USA
Wednesday, January 31, 2018:  Author Workshop: An introduction to scholarly publishing, J. Saxe, Scientific Editor, Cell Stem Cell  -  13:30-15:00
13:30-15:00
 

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