Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute

4th Annual Interdisciplinary
Stem Cell Institute Symposium
University of Miami

May 14, 2010, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center

The Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute would like to invite you to our 4th Annual Symposium. This symposium brings together leading experts to discuss novel data on the latest cutting-edge advancements in the field of stem cell research (click here for the program). Discussions from prominent keynotes including:

  • Bernhard Kuhn, M.D. - Stimulating Heart Muscle Cell Proliferation and Cardiac Regeneration
  • George Daley, M.D., Ph.D. - Reprogramming and Stem Cells
  • Gordon Keller, Ph.D. - Directed Differentiation of Pluripotent Stem Cells
  • Jeffrey Goldberg, M.D., Ph.D. - Stem Cells for Retinal Degenerations
  • Keith Webster, Ph.D. - Combined Gene and Stem Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease
  • Krishna Komanduri, M.D. - Graft Engineering and the Future of Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Ian McNiece, Ph.D. - Stromal Cells and Regenerative Therapies
  • Tan Ince, M.D. Ph.D. - Ontological Taxonomy of Human Breast Tumors
  • Karen Young, M.D - Stem Cells for Neonatal Lung Disease
  • Joshua Hare, M.D. - MSC in Cardiac Patients

Lunch will be provided along with periodic coffee breaks.

For more information and registration please contact Sharifa Pettigrew at, Grisel Bisbal at or click here to download a registration form that can be filled out and faxed to our office.

Previous Events...

3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Symposium
University of Miami

May 15, 2009, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Retter Auditorium,
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. A highly successful symposium, the speakers included:

  • Jane Lebkowski, Ph.D. - Human Embryonic Stem Cells
  • John Wagner, M.D. - Cord Blood Transplantation
  • Joshua Hare, M.D. - MSC in Cardiac Patients
  • Camillo Ricordi, M.D. - Islet Cell Transplants
  • Evangelos Badiavas, M.D., Ph.D. - Bone Marrow Cells for Deep Wounds
  • Eli Gilboa, Ph.D. - Dendritic Cell-Based Immunotherapy of Glioma
  • Paul Schiller, Ph.D. - Miami Cells
  • Richard Jones, M.D. - Targeting Cancer Stem Cells

2nd Annual Symposium of University of Miami Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute

June 27, 2008, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM, University of Miami Hospital, South Building, Seminar Center, First Floor Conference Rooms A, B, & C...

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Seminar Series

  • Thursday, January 31, 2008: “Towards Rational Design of Cardiac Cell Therapies”
    Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education
    CRB, 1st Floor Auditorium

    Guest Speaker: Nenad Bursac, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

  • Thursday, December 6, 2007: “ALDH1- Marker of Normal and Malignant Human Mammary Stem Cells and a Predictor of Poor Clinical Outcome”
    Lois Pope Life Center, 7th Floor Auditorium

    Guest Speaker: Gabriela Dontu, M.D., Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • Thursday, November 8, 2007: “Regulation of Adult Progenitor Cell Differentiation and Function”
    Lois Pope Life Center, 7th Floor Auditorium

    Guest Speakers:
    Stephanie Dimmeler, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Cardiology, University of Frankfurt

    Andreas Zeither, M.D., Professor and Head of the Division of Cardiology, University of Frankfurt

To contact the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, please call 305-243-7444.

Miller School of Medicine