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Exchanging discoveries and promoting new ideas

We organize and host the Stem & PRogenitor Cell INterest Group (SPRING) series.These meetings occur on a bi-weekly basis on Wednesdays at 9:00 am throughout the academic year and enable faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students to present and discuss work in progress. The meetings will be held in 9455 MRB IV.

Upcoming Talks – Spring 2024

January 10:  Jim Patton, Ph.D.
“Senescence and Zebrafish Retina Regeneration”

January 24:  Su-Hyung Lee, Ph.D.
“Amphiregulin switches progenitor cell fate for lineage commitment during gastric mucosal regeneration”

February 7:  Alexis A. Guenther (Grad student, Choi Lab) “SOX9 is essential for metaplastic progression during gastric carcinogenesis”; Joanne Lee (Grad student, Brunger Lab) Instructional materials and synthetically programmed cells for regenerative medicine”  

February 21:  Elma Zaganjor, Ph.D.
“The role of nucleotide metabolism in cell fate decisions”

March 6:  Rafael Arrojo e Drigo, Ph.D. and JP Cartailler, Ph.D.
“Hallmarks of Pancreatic beta cell longevity and aging through the lens of single cell transcriptomics”

March 20:  Bob Coffey, Ph.D.
“Recent Advances in Lrig1-related Stem/Progenitor Cells”

April 3:  Nadia Sutton, M.D.
“Work in Progress: Development of a human-induced pluripotent stem cell – endothelial cell model of vascular endothelial cell aging.”

April 17:  Lei Chen, Ph.D. (Chiang Lab)
“Sin3a is a multifunctional epigenetic modulator in cerebellar development and medulloblastoma”

May 1:  Sushobhan Biswas, Ph.D. (Taha Lab)
“Mitotic regeneration following injury in the neonatal mouse inner ear

Fall 2023

August 23:  Faculty Only Town Hall Meeting

September 6:  Emily Hodges, Ph.D.
“Understanding how DNA methylation mediates enhancer function to drive cellular phenotypes”

September 20:  Jonathan Kropski, Ph.D.
 “Lung epithelial repair in pulmonary fibrosis”

October 4:  Justin Farry, Jennifer Peek – Grad Students, Woodard Lab
“Engineered Nephron Progenitor Cells and Extracellular Vesicles for Renal Regeneration in Chronic Kidney  Disease” (Justin)
“Proximal Tubule Targeted Gene Therapy for Cystinuria” (Jennifer)

October 18: Nick Negretti, Ph.D. – Postdoctoral Fellow, Sucre Lab
“Beyond a scaffold: Alveolar basement membrane as a nexus of differentiation signals”

November 1:  Neal Dani, Ph.D.
“Illuminating cells of the choroid plexus brain barrier”

November 15:  Vivian Gama, Ph.D.
“In vitro modeling of rare mitochondrial and peroxisomal diseases”

November 29:  Gregor Neuert, Ph.D.
Transcriptional stochasticity reveals multiple mechanisms of long non-coding RNA regulation at the Xist – Tsix locus”