Pre-Symposium Workshop: Introduction to Working with Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
The 3-day pre-symposium workshop will be held Wednesday May 15 to Friday May 17, 2019 at 12:30pm. It will provide undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, or research scientists a hands-on introduction to culture and manipulations of human pluripotent stem cells.
(There are a limited number of slots and selection will be determined by the symposium planning committee.)
There is no fee to attend the workshop, but registration is required.
In addition, travel costs, meals, and lodging will be covered for selected participants. Applications must be received by Friday, April 1, 2019.
For further information contact: Jared Churko, Assistant Professor of Cellular & Molecular Medicine (520) 626-2347 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday and Saturday, May 17 - 18, 2019 ASU - Sky Song, Synergy I & II, Building 3 1475 N. Scottsdale Road Scottsdale, Arizona
Statewide Symposium in Regenerative Medicine
The Statewide Symposium will bring together Arizona's lead scientists, clinicians, and other industry leaders in the areas of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Technical and scientific sessions will highlight emerging research in the areas of developmental biology, disease modeling, and translational cell therapy. A pre-conference workshop will provide select students and researchers an opportunity to receive hands-on training in pluripotent stem cell culture and manipulation. Following the meeting, a post-conference stakeholder’s forum will allow for the development of a strategic collaborative plan to foster the development of Arizona as a leader in regenerative medicine research, education, and workforce development. Due to generous support from the Arizona Board of Regents and our sponsors, there is no fee to attend the Symposium
CMM PhD student Austin Conklin (Romanoski Lab) and PhD Candidate Lauren Schultz (Gregorio Lab) are the recipients of the prestigious 2019-20 ARCS Foundation Scholarships. The ARCS Foundation - Phoenix Chapter - is dedicated to advancing science and technology in the US, and selects outstanding doctoral-track students in science, engineering, and medical Research with a track record of academic excellence.
Dr. Donata Vercelli, MD - a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine - will speak as part of the renowned College of Science Lecture Series on February 12, 2019. Her lecture, “The Microbes Shaping Our Lives” will be presented at Centennial Hall at 7pm. A livestream of her talk will be available here, and her full lecture will be hosted and available to watch on the Lecture Series' Website.
Congratulations to the University of Arizona Genetic Counseling Graduate Program (UAGCGP), which has been granted accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The new Master’s in Genetic Counseling program, part of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, will begin in Fall 2019.
Julie Ledford, PhD - an Assistant Professor in CMM - together with colleagues in the Department of Medicine and the Asthma and Airways Disease Research Center recently published their study entitled “Club Cell Secretory Protein Deficiency Leads to Altered Lung Function” in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. While Club Cell Secretory Protein 16 (CC16) has been described as a serum biomarker for obstructive lung diseases, a distinct mechanism of action for CC16 has remained elusive. This translational study used data from the birth cohort of the Tucson Children’s Respiratory Study (TCRS) and examined the relation of circulating CC16 levels with pulmonary function and responses to bronchial methacholine challenge from childhood up to age 32 years. In parallel, the study set out to comprehensively examine pulmonary physiology in mice sufficient or deficient in CC16. It was discovered in both mouse and man that deficits in CC16 significantly impaired lung function and increased sensitivity to methacholine. In addition, CC16 deficient mice had increased collagen deposition, smooth muscle thickness and elevated gene expression of factors associated with lung remodeling. Findings in mice support the clinical observations that decreased CC16 levels in serum correlate with worse lung function by providing the first line of direct evidence that lack of CC16 in the lung results in dramatically altered pulmonary function and structural alterations consistent with enhanced remodeling. PMID: 30543455
Limited number of slots available!
Statewide Symposium in Regenerative Medicine