At the Crossroad of Stem Cell Research and Engineering


September 15-16, 2013

SUNDAY Afternoon, September 15
Location: The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at Stony Brook

Register for the poster session here

Session I: Stem Cell Ethics and Policy Forum
Chair and Moderator: Michael Hadjiagyrou


M. Hadjiargyrou, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Life Sciences, NYIT
Introduction: The Importance of Ethics


Brooke Ellison,PhD, MPP
Assistant Professor, School of Health Technology and Management
Stony Brook University
Stem Cells at the Intersection of Ethics, Policy, And Society


Beth E. Roxland, JD
Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law
Formation Of New York State's Stem Cell Policy


Robert Klitzman, PhD,
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University
Compensation for Egg Donation


Jonathan Garlick, DDS, PhD,
Professor of Oral Pathology, Tufts University
Humanizing the Sciences


Moderated Discussion; Question and Answer Session


Coffee Break

Session II: Engineering Skin Tissue Constructs
Steven A. McClain, MD, Medical Director, McClain Laboratories


Marcia Simon, Ph.D.
Professor of Oral Biology, Pathology, and Dermatology
Stony Brook University Director of Graduate Studies
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
The translation of skin stem cell research into clinical therapies for the treatment of chronic and acute skin injuries


Angela Christiano, Ph.D.
Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology
Professor of Genetics and Development,
Director, Basic Science Research Group of Dermatology,
Columbia University Medical Center
Stem Cell and iPSC Therapy Approaches for Epidermolysis Bullosa




Walid Kuri-Harchuch, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology, Center for Research and Advanced Studies-IPN, Mexico City
Human epidermal stem cells require the interaction of vimentin with keratin for migration


Carol Bosko, Ph.D.
Director of Biosciences
Unilever Research and  Development Targeted expression of p16INK4a as a model of aging in an organotypic model of skin



Dinner (Hilton Garden Inn) 
Musical Arrangement :  High School Students in the Garcia Research Program

At the Crossroad of Stem Cell Research and Engineering

September 15-16, 2013

MONDAY, September 16, Session III
Location: CEWIT Building
Stony Brook Tech Park, Stony Brook Rd.

8:30 AM-   8:50 AM

Breakfast and set up of posters

8:50 AM – 9:00 AM

Welcome: Provost Dennis N. Assanis

Session III: Topics in Stem Cell Research
Chair: Rina Tannenbaum, PhD
Professor of Chemical and Molecular Engineering, CEAS, SBU

9:00 AM-9:30 AM

Rosemary Hunziger, Ph.D.  
Director of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering  
NIH Funding for Stem Cell Research

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Patrick McNutt, Ph.D
Principal Investigator,
US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense

10:00 AM -  10:30 AM

Tatsiana Mironava, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Program in Chemical and Molecular Engineering
Stony Brook University

10:30 AM-10:45 AM

Coffee Break

Session IV: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapies
Chair: Yizhi Meng, Ph.D.

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Yupo Ma, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, Medical Director of Flow Cytometry,                    Stony Brook University

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Ulrich G.  Steidl, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell Biology and of Medicine, The Diane and Arthur B. Belfer Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Targeting Pre-Leukemic Stem Cells in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Kaustabh Ghosh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering,
Bourns College of Engineering, UC Riverside
Microvascular Regeneration Using Site-targeted Nanotherapeutic Approach

12:15 PM -12:30 PM

Adriana Pinkas-Sarafova, Ph.D.
Instructional Support Specialist
Department of Oral Biology and Pathology
Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine
GMP Facility in an Immersive Environment for Learning

Virtual Tour of the GMP Facility using  the Reality Deck
and the CAVE

12:30 PM -1:30 PM

Buffet Lunch: Wing Wan of West Hempstead
CME Student Lunch with  the Experts led by Dr. Yizhi Meng

2:00 PM -  2:30 PM

Session V: Influence of Materials and Mechanics on Stem Cells
Chair: Marcia Simon, PhD

Adam J. Engler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering  UC San Diego, School of Engineering
Materials-directed myogenesis of adipose-derived stem cells and their therapeutic use

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Paul Janmey, Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology, Institute for Medicine and Engineering,          Perelman School of Medicine, U Penn.
Integrating mechanical and chemical signaling to guide cell differentiation.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Miriam Rafailovich, PhD
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The Role of Chemical and Mechanical Heterogeneity in Stem Cell Differentiation

3:30 PM – 3:45PM

Coffee Break

Session VI: Stem Cell Therapies

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D.
Mikati Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Sciences, Columbia University
Engineering Human Tissues for Regenerative Medicine and Modeling Disease

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Richard Clark, MD
Professor of Dermatology and Biomedical Engineering
Stony Brook University

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM

Soosan Ghazizadeh, PhD
Professor of Oral Biology and Pathology and of Dermatology
School of Dental Medicine, Stony Brook University
Host responses to stem cell transplantation

5:15 PM - 6:00 PM

Reception, Poster Viewing
Poster Prizes

Proceedings will be published in the