Distinguished Speakers

Adult stem cell research is new to many Oklahoma scientists and it is even difficult for those immersed in the field to keep up with advances being made. Therefore, seminars delivered by distinguished visiting scientists have been extremely important. The seminars that were sponsored by OCASCR are listed below by the name of the speaker.

OCASCR Speakers as of July 1, 2016

      • Development of stem cell therapy for the treatment of retinal degeneration.
        Robin Ali, PhD, FMedSci
        The Biomedical Research Centre for Ophthalmology
        London, England
      • Regulating Hematopoietic Stem Cells for Enhance Function and Engraftment
        Hal E. Broxmeyer, Ph.D.
        Indiana University
        Indianapolis, Indiana
      • Engineering Adult Stem Cell Microenvironments for Tissue Repair
        Jason Burdick, Ph.D.
        University of Pennsylvania
        Philadelphia, PA
      • Toward unification of the Cancer Stem Cell and Clonal Evolution Models of Cancer
        John E. Dick, Ph.D.
        Ontario Cancer Institute Toronto
        Ontario, Canada
      • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Microenvironment
        Paul S.Frenette, M.D.
        Ruth L. And David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Regenerative
        Medicine Research
        Albert Einstein College of Medicine
        Bronx, New York
      • Stem Cells in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease
        Lawrence S.B. Goldstein, Ph.D.
        University of California
        San Diego, CA
      • Adult Stem Cell Research Workshop
        Jeffrey Gimble, M.D., Ph.D.
        Pennington Biomedical Research Center
        Baton Rouge, Louisiana
      • Transcriptional Heterogeneity and Stem Cell Therapeutics
        Geoffrey C. Gurtner, MD
        Stanford University of Medicine
        Palo Alto, Calilfornia
      • Lung Stem Cells and Homeostasis and Repair
        Brigid L. M. Hogan, Ph.D., FRS Duke University
        Durham, North Carolina
      • Modeling Human Development and Disease with Pluripotent Stem Cells
        Gordon M Keller, Ph.D. University of Toronto
        Toronto, Canada
      • Stem Cells and Nanotechnology for Neurological Therapeutics
        John A. Kessler, M.D.
        Feinberg Neuroscience Institute
        Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Stem Cell Institute
        Chicago, Illinois
      • Autologous CD34 Cell Therapy for Myocardial and Lower Extremity Ischemia
        Douglas W. Losordo, MD
        Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute
        Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine
        Chicago, Illinois
      • Mesenchymal Stromal (Stem) Cells: Biology and Potential Therapeutic Value for the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
        Michael Matthay, MD
        University of California
        San Francisco, California
      • Generation and Repair of Nephrons
        Andrew P. McMahon, Ph.D.
        University of Southern California
        Los Angeles, California
      • Stem Cell Niches for Hematopoiesis and Osteogenesis
        Sean Morrison, PH.D.
        University of Texas Southwestern
        Dallas, Texas
      • Non-myelinating Schwann cells in the mouse bone marrow niche maintain hematopoietic stem cell hibernation through TGF-b signaling
        Hiromitsu Nakauchi, MD
        Division of Stem Cell Therapy,
        Center for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine,
        Institute of Medical Science,
        University of Tokyo, Japan.
        Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), ERATO
        Nakauchi Stem Cell and Organ Regeneration Project
      • Personalized Medicine in Cystic Fibrosis
        Anjaparavanda P. Naren, Ph.D.
        Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
        Cincinnati, Ohio
      • Dissecting Developmental Trajectories with Single-Cell Transcriptional Profiling
        Craig E. Nelson, Ph.D.
        University of Connecticut
        Storrs, Connecticut
      • Strategies for Extramural Funding
        Michael Nunn, Ph.D.
        Salk Institute for Biological Studies
        La Jolla, CA
      • Network and Space Models: Science and Science Fiction Approaches to Cell Fate Prediction
        John Quackenbush
        Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health
        Boston, Massachusetts
      • Skeletal Stem Cells: History, Origins and Function
        Pamela Gehron Robey, Ph.D.
        National Institutes of Health
        Bethesda, Maryland
      • Fate Mapping of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Activity In Vivo
        Hans-Reimer Rodewald, Ph.D.
        German Cancer Research Center
        Heidelberg, Germany
      • Niche Oncogenesis
        David T. Scadden, MD
        Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts
      • Deconstructing the Face, One Phosphate at a Time.
        Phillipe Soriano, Ph.D.
        Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
        New York City, NY
      • Development of Hematopoietic Stem Cells
        David Traver, Ph.D.
        University of California, San Diego
        La Jolla, California
      • Regenerative Medicine Meets Chemical Genomics; Novel Approaches to Novel Therapeutics Discovery
        Weidong Wang, Ph.D. iPerian, Inc.
        San Francisco, California
      • Prostate Tissue Stem Cells and Prostate Cancer
        Owen Witte, MD
        Howard Hughes Medical Institute
        Los Angeles, California
      • Stem Cells: Niche, Competition Aging and Potential Application
        Ting Xie, Ph.D.
        Stowers Institute for Medical Research
        Kansas City, Missouri
      • Isolating and Defining Cells to Engineer Human Vessels for Vascular
        Mervin C. Yoder, M.D.
        Herman B Wells center for Pediatric Research
        Indianapolis, Indiana
      • ITIM- Receptor’s Surprising Roles in Hematopoietic and Leukemia
        Stem Cells
        Chengchen (Alec) Zhang, Ph.D.
        University of Texas Southwestern
        Dallas, Texas
      • CSF-1 receptor signaling and biology and their relevance to neoplastic, inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases
        Richard Stanley. Ph.D.
        Albert Einstein College of Medicine
        New York, New York
      • Skeletal Stem Cells: History, Origins and Function
        Pamela Gehron Robey, Ph.D.
        National Institutes of Health
        Bethesda, Maryland
      • Aging, Stem Cells, and Tissue Regeneration
        Tom Rando, Ph.D.
        Stanford University
        Stanford, California
      • Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer
        Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
        The Rockefeller University
        New York, New York
      • Small Blood Vessels- Big Secrets
        Christer Betsholtz, Ph.D.
        Stockholm, Sweden
      • Mechanisms of Successful Spinal Cord Regeneration: Lessons from the
        Jennifer Morgan, Ph.D.
        Marine Biological Laboratory
        Woods Hole, MA
      • Engineering New Biologic Therapies for Arthritis
        Farshid Guilak, Ph.D.
        Washington University
        St. Louis, MO
      • The Origin of New Cells in the Liver
        Roel Nusse, Ph.D.
        Stanford University
        Stanford, CA
      • Long noncoding RNAs in Respiratory and Infectious Diseases
        Lin Liu, Ph.D.
        Oklahoma State University
        Stillwater, OK
      • Regeneration of the Inner Ear from Stem Cells
        Albert Edge, Ph.D.
        Harvard Medical School
        Boston Massachusetts