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, 2018

        • 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
          UCLA
          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
          Repair
          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
          Lamprey
          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
        • CSF-1 receptor signaling and biology and their relevance to neoplastic, inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases
          E. 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
          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
          Lamprey
          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