Building bridges for future stem cell researchers

Sarah Imam had her sights set on medical school until a unique program offered at Cal State University Northridge (CSUN) in partnership with the UCLA stem cell center steered her in a new direction.

Imam now envisions a future in science and medicine - with both a doctorate and medical degree - after spending time as a researcher in a laboratory at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA through the CSUN-UCLA Bridges to Stem Cell Research program.

Growing up as a neural stem cell: the importance of clinging together and then letting go

Can one feel too attached? Does one need to let go to mature? Neural stem cells have this problem, too. 

As immature cells, neural stem cells must stick together in a protected environment called a niche in order to divide so they can make all of the cells that populate the nervous system. But when it’s time to mature, or differentiate, the neural stem cells must stop dividing, detach from their neighbors and migrate to where they are needed to form the circuits necessary for humans to think, feel and interact with the world.

IMED, BSCRC and CTSI Seminar featuring Zeda Rosenberg, Sc.D.

Date: 
04/25/2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NRB Auditorium

ZEDA ROSENBERG, Sc.D.,
CEO, International Partnership for Microbicides

"Advancing HIV Prevention Options for Women: Current Advances in Microbicides”

Light refreshments provided

Sponsored by: IMED, BSCRC, CTSI
Contact(s): Lee Goodglick, Ph.D, M.B.A., lgoodglick@mednet.ucla.edu

IMED, BSCRC and CTSI Seminar featuring Dr. Joan Massague

Date: 
04/19/2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NRB Auditorium

JOAN MASSAGUE, M.D.
Chairman, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"TGF-Beta Signaling in Stem Cells and Metastasis"

Light refreshments provided

Sponsored by: IMED, BSCRC, CTSI
Contact(s): Lee Goodglick, Ph.D, lgoodglick@mednet.ucla.edu

IMED, BSCRC and CTSI Seminar featuring Dr. Lisa Sanders

Date: 
04/16/2012

Monday, April 16, 2012
12:00 noon
Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium

IMED, BSCRC, CTSI Presents

Lisa Sanders, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Columnist, New York Times

"Diagnostic Error: Part of the Process or Part of the Problem?"

IMED, BSCRC and CTSI Seminar featuring Dr. Kodi Azari

Date: 
04/18/2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
NRB Auditorium

KODI AZARI, M.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Plastic Surgery
University of California, Los Angeles

"Reconstructive Transplantation: A New Frontier in Medicine"

Light refreshments provided

Stem Cell Club Meeting

Date: 
08/24/2012

Stem Cell Club Meeting
Friday, August 24
Noon in 154 BSRB

615 Charles E. Young Drive South

Our speakers will be:

Peter Kim (Arnold Chin’s Lab) - “Role of Foxp3 in bladder cancer stem cell”

Haruko Nakano (Atsushi Nakano’s Lab) - TBD

Lunch will be provided.

For more information please contact:
Rachel Kim RKim@mednet.ucla.edu

Stem Cell Club Meeting

Date: 
07/27/2012

Stem Cell Club Meeting
Friday, July 27
Noon in 154 BSRB

615 Charles E. Young Drive South

Our speaker will be Jason Awe from the Byrne Lab.

“Investigating the Immunogenicity of Reprogramming, Genetic Modification, and Differentiation of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs)”

Lunch will be provided.

For more information please contact:
Rachel Kim RKim@mednet.ucla.edu

Stem Cell Club Meeting

Date: 
06/08/2012

Stem Cell Club Meeting
Friday, June 8
Noon in 154 BSRB

615 Charles E. Young Drive South

Our speakers will be:

Jiwon Shim (Banerjee lab) - “Neuromodulation of blood progenitor maintenance in Drosophila”

Manash Paul (Gomperts lab) - “Redox regulation of airway stem cell maintenance and repair”

Lunch will be provided.

Stem Cell Club Meeting

Date: 
05/18/2012

Stem Cell Club Meeting
Friday, May 18
Noon in 154 BSRB

615 Charles E. Young Drive South

Our speaker will be from the Kurdistani Lab:

Jingyu Li - “Dynamic Distribution of Linker Histone H1.5 in Human Cell Differentiation”

Lunch will be provided.

For more information please contact:
Rachel Kim RKim@mednet.ucla.edu

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