P. Roy Vagelos, M.D., Chair
Alan Tall, M.D., Co-Chair

"Stem Cell Biology and Disease Mechanisms"
January 13, 2010
Columbia University Medical Center
Alumni Auditorium
Physicians and Surgeons (P&S) Bldg., 1st Floor
622 W. 168th St. New York, NY 10032
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Reception with posters to follow in the Faculty Club, P&S Bldg. 4th floor, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

1:00pm – 1:40pm:
Dr. Christopher Henderson
Columbia University
Presentation: "Stem cells as a tool to study motor neuron disease"
1:40pm – 2:20pm:
Dr. Ken Chien
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Presentation: "How to make a heart: the islet heart progenitors story"
2:20pm – 2:40pm:
Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic
Columbia University
Presentation: "Tissue engineering strategies for cardiac regeneration"
2:40pm – 3:00pm:
Dr. Warren Sherman
Columbia University
Presentation: "Reducing stem cell loss in post-ischemic myocardium: novel preclinical data and clinical study design"
3:00pm – 3:30pm
Break: Refreshments will be served
3:30pm – 4:10pm:
Dr. Elaine Fuchs
Rockefeller University
Presentation: "Lessons learned from skin stem cells"
4:10pm – 4:30pm:
Dr. Jonathan Lu
Columbia University
Presentation: "Human cardiomyocyte model of heritable arrhythmias using iPS cells"
4:30pm – 5:00pm
Dr. Alan Tall
Columbia University
Presentation: "Hematopoietic stem cells, leukocytosis, and atherosclerosis"