2013 Biomedical Symposium: Foundation for Discovery - Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Mechanisms in Human Disease


The 2013 Biomedical Symposium will feature a group of outstanding scientists whose work has established our foundation for understanding normal developmental pathways and the anomalies that occur therein. By elucidating the molecular, cellular, and genetic mechanisms that contribute to normal developmental processes and are deregulated in human disease, these researchers are at the forefront of discovery of potential therapeutic targets and novel approaches to curing diseases such as cancer, muscular dystrophy, osteoporosis and craniofacial birth defects.


Thursday, October 17
St. Jude Auditorium
8:00-8:40 a.m. Registration, Coffee and Refreshments
8:40-8:50 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Hosts: Michael Dyer, PhD and Alberto Pappo, MD
8:50-9:40 a.m. Eric Olson, PhD – UT Southwestern Medical Center
The Molecules and Mechanisms of Heart Development, Disease, and Regeneration
9:40-10:30 a.m. Helen Blau, PhD – Stanford Medical School
Channeling Cellular Plasticity and Nuclear Reprogramming
10:30-10:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:50-11:40 a.m. Marianne E. Bronner, PhD – California Institute of Technology
Transcriptional and Epigenetic Control of Neural Crest Development
11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Paul Trainor, PhD – Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Craniofacial Development and Disease
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-2:20 p.m. Henry Kronenberg, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital
Stem Cells and Differentiation in Bone Development
2:20-3:10 p.m. Thomas Clemens, PhD – Johns Hopkins Medicine
The Skeleton as an Endocrine Organ
3:10-3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30-4:20 p.m. Haifan Lin, PhD – Yale University
A Major Epigenetic Mechanism Mediated by piRNAs
4:20-5:10 p.m. Stuart Orkin, MD – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Genetic and Epigenetic Transcriptional Control in Hematopoietic Cells
5:10-5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Beale Street Landing
6:00-10:00 p.m. Post-Symposium Celebration
Note: Pre-registration is required.

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