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Annual Regenerative Medicine Essentials Summer Course

2018 Sessions and Speakers

Monday, June 4

Session 1: Introduction and Overview of Pluripotent Stem Cells and their Progenitors

Anthony Atala headshot Almeida Porado 
Dennis Clegg headshot
Anthony Atala, MD
Graca Almeida-Porada, MD, PhD
Dennis Clegg, PhD
UC Santa Barbara


monday social

Tuesday, June 5

Session 2: Biomaterials - Naturally Derived and Synthetic 

Williams Aleksander Skardal John Fisher headshot
David Williams, PhD
Aleks Skardal, PhD
John P. Fisher, PhD
University of Maryland
Anthony Melchiorri headshot    
Anthony Melchiorri, PhD 
Rice University


Career Perspectives Young Investigator Luncheon

Kevin Enck Andrea Mazzocchi headshot
Kevin Enck
PhD Candidate
Andrea Mazzocchi
PhD Candidate


Session 3: Enabling Technologies

Marini Porada John Jackson
Frank Marini, PhD
Chris Porada, PhD
John Jackson, PhD
Kiran Musuranu headshot2    
Kiran Musunuru, MD, PhD, MPH
University of Pennsylvania

Tuesday social

Wednesday, June 6

Session 4: Cell Therapies

Murphy Kurtzberg Joshua hare headshot2
Sean Murphy, PhD
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD
Duke University
Medical Center
Joshua Hare, MD, FACC, FAHA
University of Miami

Session 5: Tissue Engineered Products

Yoo Saverio-LaFrancesca allen comer headshot
James Yoo, MD, PhD
Saverio La Francesca, MD
Founder/CEO, Orgagen, Inc.
Allen Comer, PhD
Stratatech Corp

wednesday social

Thursday, June 7

Session 6: Regulatory, Process Development & Manufacturing

Julie Allickson Peter Marks headshot martha lundberg headshot
Julie Allickson, PhD
Peter Marks, MD, PhD
Martha Lundberg, PhD
Johanna Monch
 Robert Klein headshot  
Johanna Mönch, PhD
Nordmark Biochemicals
 Robert Klein, JD
Americans for Cures

Career Perspectives Young Investigator Luncheon

  Renata Magahaes
Peter Prim, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Renata Magalhaes, MD
PhD Candidate

Session 7: Clinical Trials and Bioethics

Todd McAllister
Richard Clark headshot
Nancy King, JD
Wake Forest University
Todd McAllister, PhD
Amnion Foundation
Richard Clark, MD 
Stony Brook University  

Session 8: Regenerative Rehabilitation with the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T)

George Christ
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George Christ, PhD
University of Virginia
Michel Modo, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
Nick Willett, PhD
Emory University

thursday social

Friday, June 8

Session 9: Commercialization

Julie Watson(2) Gail Naughton headshot Bernie Siegel official
Julie Watson, JD
Gail Naughton, PhD
Histogen, Inc.
Bernard Siegel, JD
Adrienne BC Shapiro headshot    
Adrienne Bell-Cors Shapiro
Americans for Cures





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