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If you will be in San Diego on Monday, you are invited to the 7th Annual Christopher Reeve Hot Topics in Stem Cell Biology Data Blitz Satellite Symposium at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting going on there. The symposium is coordinated each year by Evan Snyder of the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla. He sent us this note:
This has really become an SfN "tradition" -- an exceedingly popular & uniquely formatted gathering where thought leaders in the stem cell field (construed exceedingly broadly) assemble for an evening of food & drink to present -- in a rapid-fire blitz-like fashion -- the hottest & most cutting-edge work (typically unpublished) ongoing in their labs. Indeed, a "hot topic" is defined as the idea or experiment that most excited the investigator when he/she boarded the plane for this meeting. It is a great living legacy in the neuroscience world to Chris.
Here are some of the presenters:
The Fred (Rusty) Gage Lab, Salk Institute, La Jolla
"Primate Evolution using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS)"
The Ole Isacson Lab, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital
"Differentiation of Ventral Midbrain Dopaminergic Neurons form Human ES/Parkinson's Disease Patient iPS Cells for Neuronal Vulnerability Assays & Cell Therapy"
The Derek Van der Kooy/Cindy Morshead Labs, University of Toronto
"A Novel Neural Stem Cell at the Top of the Adult Brain Neural Stem Cell Hierarchy"
The Vittorio Gallo Lab, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC
"White Matter Injury and Regeneration in the Perinatal Brain"
The Jeff Macklis Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
"Building a Neuron is Complex: CTIP2 Exerts Cell-Autonomous and Non-Cell-Autonomous Control Over Specific Post-Mitotic Neuron Subtypes Derived from Specific Progenitors"
The Arnold Krigstein Lab, University of California, San Francisco
"A Novel Neural Stem Cell in the Developing Mouse Brain"
The Jenny Hsieh Lab, UT, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
"A Master Negative Regulator of Adult Neurogenesis in Quiescent Stem Cells"
The Mary-Beth Hatten Lab, Rockefeller University
"A Translational Profiling Approach for the Molecular Characterization of ES Cells"
The Vi Chu Lab, EMD Millipore, Temecula, CA
"Efficient Differentiation of Human Neural Progenitors to Oligodendrocytes"
The Clive Svendsen Lab, Cedars Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute, Los Angeles
"Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from HD Patients: A Consortium Approach"
The Evan Snyder Lab, Sanford|Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla
"Human Neural Induction: Instructive or Default?"
The Marius Wernig Lab, Stanford University, Palo Alto
"Direct Conversion of Fibroblasts to Functional Neurons"
The Hongjun Song Lab, Johns Hopkins
"Role of sFRP3 in Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis and Antidepressant Responses"
No need to RSVP for this event or even register for the SfN meeting. Just show up when and if you can.
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