Annual Stem Cell Symposium

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14th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
"Technology Innovation for Stem Cell Research and Therapy" 
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

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The UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center's Annual Stem Cell Symposiums feature leading national and international scientists who are experts in the field of stem cell science and regenerative medicine.

These conferences are supported by a generous donation from the Bloomfield Family Foundation; they are free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required.


Past symposiums by date


13th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
"Transforming Medicine: Innovation and Discovery at The Broad Stem Cell Research Centers"
Date: Friday, February 3, 2017
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
UCLA
Owen Witte, M.D.
Amander Clark, Ph.D.
Donald Kohn, M.D.

UCSF
Arnold Kriegstein, M.D., Ph.D.
Saul Villeda, Ph.D.
Holger Willenbring, M.D., Ph.D.

USC
Andrew McMahon, Ph.D.
Neil Segil, Ph.D.
Min Yu, M.D
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12th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Stem Cells and the Niche”
Date: Friday, February 5, 2016
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
Anne Calof, Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine)
Arjun Deb, M.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Paul Frenette, M.D. (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Haifan Lin, Ph.D.  (Yale University)
Anjana Rao, Ph.D.  (La Jolla Institute)
Nicolas Restifo, M.D. (National Cancer Institute)
David Scadden, M.D. (Harvard University)


11th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“New Paradigms in Stem Cells and Aging”
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
Dietrich Egli, Ph.D. (New York Stem Cell Foundation)
Leanne Jones, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Charles E. Murry, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Washington)
Eric Olson, Ph.D. (University of Texas Southwestern)
Kenneth D. Poss, Ph.D. (Duke University)
April Pyle, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Lee L. Rubin, Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Molly Shoichet, Ph.D. (University of Toronto)


10th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Cancer, Stem Cells & the Immune Response”
Date: Friday, January 31, 2014
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

The 2014 conference honored Dr. Owen Witte (Director, Broad Stem Cell Research Center), for his significant contributions to stem cell research and the scientific community.

Featured Speakers:
David Baltimore, Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology)
Sanaz Memarzadeh, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Ann Marie Pendergast, Ph.D. (Duke University)
Caius G. Radu, M.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
David J. Rawlings, M.D. (University of Washington)
Charles L. Sawyers, M.D. (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Inder M. Verma, Ph.D. (Salk Institute)
Irving L. Weissman, M.D. (Stanford University)


9th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Stem Cell Pathways to the Clinic”
Date: Friday, February 8, 2013
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
Constance L. Cepko, Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Gerald R. Crabtree, M.D. (Stanford University)
Lawrence Goldstein, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego)
Gordon Keller, Ph.D. (University Health Network)
Laura Kiessling, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Bennett Novitch, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Antoni Ribas, MD, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Michael J. Sailor, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego)


8th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Stem Cells and Cancer: Shared Paths, Different Destinations”
Date: Friday, February 10, 2012
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
John E. Dick, Ph.D. (University Health Network)
Lin He, Ph.D. (University of California, Berkeley)
Donald B. Kohn, M.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
William Lowry, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Steven L. McKnight, Ph.D. (IT Southwestern Medical Center)
Shahin Rafii, M.D (Weill Cornell Medical College)
Guy Sauvageau, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Montreal)
Craig Thompson, M.D. (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)


7th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Stem Cells: Basic Biology to Translational Medicine”
Date: Friday, February 18, 2011
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, Ph.D. (Salk Institute)
Mickie Bhatia, Ph.D. (McMaster University)
Helen M. Blau, Ph.D. (Stanford University)
Kenneth R. Chien, M.D., Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Amander Clark, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Dennis Clegg, Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Sheng Ding, Ph.D. (The Scripps Research Institute)
Shin-Ichi Nishikawa, M.D., Ph.D. (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology)
Michael Teitell, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)


6th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Stem Cells and Development: From the Lab to the Clinic”
Date: Friday, February 12, 2010
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
Malcolm Brenner, M.D., Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine)
Gay Crooks, M.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
George Daley, M.D., Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Peter Donavan, Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine)
Margaret Goodell, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine)
Arnold Kriegstein, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco)
Freda Miller, Ph.D. (Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto)
Michael Rudnicki, Ph.D. (Ottawa Health Research Center)


5th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Stem Cells: From Pluripotency to Tissue Regeneration”
Date: Friday, February 27, 2009
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, Ph.D. (University of Utah)
Arturo Alvarez Buylla, Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco)
Aileen Anderson, Ph.D. (Reeve-Irvine Research Center)
David Baltimore, Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology)
Douglas A. Melton, Ph.D. (Harvard Stem Cell Institute)
Hanna Mikkola, MD, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Kateri Moore, Ph.D. (Mount Sinai School of Medicine)
Stuart H. Orkin, M.D. (Children's Hospital Boston)


4th Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Stem Cell Regulation and Reprogramming”
Date: Friday, February 8, 2008
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
Edward DeRobertis, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Kevin Eggan, Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Fred H. Gage, Ph.D. (Salk Institute)
Rudolf Jaenisch, Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Siavash Kurdinstani, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Gail Martin, Ph.D. (University of California, San Francisco)
Kathrin Plath, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Renee A. Reijo Pera, Ph.D. (Stanford University)
Shinya Yamanaka, MD, Ph.D. (Kyoto University, Japan)


3rd Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Developmental Biology and Stem Cells”
Date: Friday, February 16, 2007
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
Utpal Banerjee, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D. (Rockefeller University)
Judith Kimble, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Ihor Lemischka, Ph.D. (Princeton University)
Sean Morrison, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
Janet Rossant, Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Allan Spradling, Ph.D. (Carnegie Institute)
Jerome Zack, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
Leonard Zon, M.D. (Harvard University)


2nd Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Stem Cells, Pathways & Cancer: from Biology to Therapy”
Date: Friday, March 3, 2006
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
Michael F. Clarke, M.D. (Stanford University)
John Dick, Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Peter Dirks, M.D., Ph.D. (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Gary Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
Harley Kornblum, M.D., Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Paul Mischel, M.D. (University of California, San Diego)
Jeffrey M. Rosen, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine)
Charles Sawyers, M.D. (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Irving L. Weissman, M.D. (Stanford University)
Hong Wu, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)


1st Annual Stem Cell Symposium
“Stem Cells, Pathways & Cancer: from Biology to Therapy”
Date: Friday, April 22, 2005
Location: DeNeve Auditorium

Featured Speakers:
Charles L. Sawyers, M.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
John Dick, Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Peter Dirks, M.D., Ph.D. (The Hospital for Sick Children)
Gary Gilliland, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
Harley Kornblum, M.D., Ph.D. (Harvard University)
Rudolf Jaenisch, M.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Paul Mischel, M.D. (University of California, San Diego)
Jeffrey M. Rosen, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine)
Charles Sawyers, M.D. (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Irving L. Weissman, M.D. (Stanford University)
Hong Wu, M.D., Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)