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The Scripps Research Institute - Loring Lab    
 "Stem Cell Awareness day"
The TSRI Center for Regenerative Medicine is inviting scientists and non-scientists alike to come to the center to hear brief talks on stem cell-based approaches to understand and treat Autism, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease.  Refreshments will be served. 

Where:   3030 Science Park Road, 2nd floor conference room
When:    Wednesday October 8th, 2-3PM  
Parking:  plenty of street parking in front of 3030 Science Park Rd.  People will be at the front door (the one closest to the street) of the building to greet and direct you where to go. 

 More info: please contact Estela Aliaga or Dr. Suzanne Peterson 

June is "Meet the New CIRM President" Month: Public Events in SF, LA, and SD
Tuesday, June 24th from 6 -7pm at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, SD, CA 92101.

As you probably have heard by now CIRM has a new President at the stem cell agency. In April, after a nationwide search, the governing Board appointed C. Randal (Randy) Mills, PhD. CIRM would like to introduce him to you. One of the most important resources CIRM has is you, our supporters, so we want to make sure you have an opportunity to meet the new President, to hear about his goals and hopes for the future of the agency and, of course,  to ask him questions.

This is going to be held at the same time as the BIO 2014 conference so we are meeting in the Grand Hyatt, in the Gaslamp rooms A & B

Light refreshments, and parking is available if needed. We do hope you will join us for one of the events. And feel free to share this invitation with anyone you think might be interested.

To ensure there are enough seats for everyone, please RVSP to:
Kevin McCormack
CIRM Sr. Director Public Communications & Patient Advocate Outreach
Office: 415-396-9813
Cell: 415-361-2903

Chad A. Cowan, PhD, of Harvard University,
will present a talk on:
Monday, May 19, 2014  4 pm- 5:30 pm at the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine more

Song Li 
Professor with Bioengineering - University of California, Berkeley
Friday, May 2, 2014  2:00pm-3:00pm Fung Auditorium   Powell-Focht Bioengineering Hall UC San Diego  Note: this is at UCSD
For more information on Bioengineering Seminars, please e-mail  

 "Engineering Stem Cells: From In Vitro to In Situ"
Cell reprogramming provides valuable cell sources for tissue engineering, disease modeling and drug screening. Although the effects of transcriptional factors and chemical compounds on cell reprogramming have been widely studied, the role of biophysical factors is not clear. I will present our findings on how biophysical factors can regulate the epigenetic state and thus the cell memory and reprogramming process, which has important implications in cell conversion into pluripotent stem cells and specific cell types. To illustrate the important role played by stem cells in tissue regeneration and remodeling in vivo, I will use blood vessel regeneration as an example to demonstrate an evolution from in vitro tissue engineering to in situ tissue engineering. In this approach, the acellular vascular graft is loaded with bioactive factors to awaken the regeneration potential of the body, and recruit stem cells from the circulation and surrounding tissues to regenerate the blood vessel. In addition, endogenous stem cells are found to participate in the regeneration of microvessels and the development of vascular diseases, suggesting a more general role of endogenous stem cells in vascular remodeling. 

Dr. Song Li had his Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in Dr. Shu Chien's lab at UC San Diego. He is currently a Professor of Bioengineering at UC Berkeley. His research is focused on cell and tissue engineering. His lab combines tissue engineering, cell lineage tracing and imaging tools to elucidate the mechanism of how stem cells participate in the regeneration and disease development of blood vessels in vivo. He also seeks to understand how biophysical factors regulate the mechanotransduction from extracellular space to chromatin, and thus modulating the epigenetic state and cell reprogramming. Dr. Li has authored more than 100 papers and has filed 4 patents. He co-founded two companies and helped translate the research findings into biomedical applications. Dr. Li is a Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, and he is active in serving BMES and academic community. 

The Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine presents:
Dr. Eric Adler,  Associate Clinical Professor - University of California, San Diego
“Stem Cell Models of Heart Failure”
Wednesday, May 28, 2:00 in The Committee Lecture Hall Molecular Biology/Skaggs Building
Hosted by Dr. Jeff Kelly
Contact:  Cheryl Negus 858 784-9465

Pathology Research Lecture Series

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:30 am
5th Annual GNF-JDRF Diabetes Research Symposium: New Frontiers in Beta Cell Biology

  • Various Speakers
    Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation - Auditorium
    Hosts:  H. Martin Seidel and Richard Insel 

Shelley Halpain, Ph.D.
Professor Division of Biological Science
University of California, San Diego
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine

 “Cytoskeletal Mechanisms in Early Neurite Formation and Neuronal Migration”
Thursday, April 10, 2014   9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine - Duane J. Roth Auditorium
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive - La Jolla, CA 92037
 Breakfast and parking validation provided - No registration necessary


Pathology Research Lecture Series

Monday, March 24, 2014 4:00 pm

“Insights into Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disease from Longitudinal Single Cell Analysis of Primary Neuron and Patient-derived Human iPSC Models” 
Steven Finkbeiner, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Neurology and Physiology, University of California, San Francisco; Senior Investigator and Associate Director , Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease; Director, Taube/Koret Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Hellman Family Foundation Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program 

Leichtag 1st fl., Room 107 

Contact: Graham Ryan, 858-822-5650,


The Center for Regenerative Medicine presents:

Mee Wa Wong, Ph.D.
Silicon Biosystems Inc.

"Single-Cell Resolution, Automated, Image-Based Sorting of Pure Cells and their Comprehensive Molecular Characterization"
Abstract: The DEPArray™ is a cell microarray implementing Silicon Biosystems’ patented technology for individual cell manipulation and detection. The technology bases on the principle of dielectrophoresis for capturing and manipulation of single cells and uses fluorescence imaging for selection of cells. Unlike traditional flow cytometry, there is no a-priori threshold and cells are isolated, non-contact, at 100% purity. Isolated single cells or pure population of cells can then be further characterized with DNA analysis, expression profiling, or cell proliferation. The DEPArray technology enables researchers to perform the analysis with homogeneous population of cells instead of obtaining an average from heterogeneous populations of cells.

Monday, March 24, 2014  4:00 - 6:00 pm
W.M. Keck Foundation Amphitheater
Beckman Building, 1st Floor, BCC-1
10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Lolla, CA 92037
Host: Loring lab

For directions and inquiries, please contact Yu-Chieh Wang ( or Estela Aliaga (
**No RSVP required for any of these events.  Refreshments provided.


SoCal Stem Cell Consortium

  • Maike Sander, M.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular and Molecular Medicine University of California, San Diego
    Director of UC San Diego Pediatric Diabetes Research Center
    “Deconstructing organ development using stem cells”
    Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:30 AM (PST)
    Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
  • Rachel Braithwaite

Director, Research Administrative Support
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine “Bridges” Site Coordinator
Research Administrative Coordinator for
Evan Y. Snyder, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P.
Professor, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
    Director,  Program in Stem Cell & Regenerative Biology
    Director, Stem Cell Research Center & Core Facility
Associate Member, Sanford Children’s Health Research Center
Faculty Physician, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
Faculty, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, University of California, San Diego
Scientific Steering Committee, Sanford (San Diego) Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
Duane J. Roth Auditorium
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA
Breakfast and parking validation provided
No registration necessary


SoCal Stem Cell Consortium

Ruchi Bajpai, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology
Ostrow School of Dentistry
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Southern California

 “Epigenetics, development and cancer: the universal nexus”
Thursday, February 13, 2014   9:30 AM (PST)
Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine
Duane J. Roth Auditorium
2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA
Breakfast and parking validation provided


Jeanne Loring’s take on Hwang’s Approved US Patent of SCNT embryonic stem cells

Meet the Doctors and SCIENTISTS!
A cooperative research project with Scripps Clinic, The Scripps Research Institute and the Parkinson's Association of San Diego.

January 28th, 2014  6:00PM to 8:00PM
Scripps Green Hospital
Timkin Amphitheatre, 2nd level
10666 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Salk Institute Thursday Seminar Series - Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

“Chaneling Stem Cell Fate and Nuclear Reprogramming”

Helen Blau, Ph.D., Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Professor & Director of the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology in the Microbiology, Immunology, Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology, Regenerative Medicine in the Stanford University School of Medicine


Trustees Room
Hosts: Greg Lemke and Juan Carlos Izoisua Belmonte
Contact: Nova Summers, 858-453-4100 x1615,






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