Stem Cell Club

Stem Cell Club is held every second Wednesday of the month, 12:00 pm - 1:00pm

Please contact the IBSC if you would like to receive Stem Cell Club announcement or if you would like to present. The presentation can be your research or a review of a published paper.

Faculty advisor: Camilla Forsberg

2021/22 Schedule

October 13, 2021

Speaker: Dr. Christina Termini

Lab: Dr. John Chute

Title: Syndecan-2 expression enriches for hematopoietic stem cells and regulates stem cell repopulating capacity


Speaker: Dr. Gina Mawla

Lab: Dr. Olena Vaske

Title: Comparative RNA-sequencing analysis enables individualized treatments for pediatric cancers


Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98960939918?pwd=YS9zOW41YlJETTZaNkVuTktlWTllZz09

Meeting ID: 989 6093 9918

Passcode: 837812

November 10, 2021

Speaker: Hannah Yan (Baylor College of Medicine)

Lab: Dr. Katherine King

Title: The bacterial microbiota promotes normal hematopoiesis by metabolite-induced type I interferon signaling pathway


Speaker: Dr. Shaheen Sikandar (UCSC)

Lab: Dr. Shaheen Sikandar

Title: Molecular regulators of normal and malignant mammary stem cells


Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98960939918?pwd=YS9zOW41YlJETTZaNkVuTktlWTllZz09

Meeting ID: 989 6093 9918

Passcode: 837812

December 8, 2021

Speaker: Dr. Jelena Perovanovic

Lab: Dr. Dean Tantin (Recursion and the Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah)

Title: Oct1 recruits histone modifiers to drive mesoderm lineage specification


Speaker: Kendy Hoang (PhD candidate)

Lab: Dr. Bin Chen (UCSC)

Title: Lineage progression of embryonic neural stem cells in the developing cerebral cortex


Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98960939918?pwd=YS9zOW41YlJETTZaNkVuTktlWTllZz09

Meeting ID: 989 6093 9918

Passcode: 837812

January 12, 2022

Speaker: Dr. Xinyue Chen (Gladstone Institutes)

Lab: Dr. Leor Weinberger

Title: A DNA repair pathway can regulate transcriptional noise to promote cell fate transitions


Speaker: Dr. Jess Sevetson (UCSC)

Lab: Drs. Salama/Haussler

Title: Advancing stem cell based organoid models of brain development


Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98960939918?pwd=YS9zOW41YlJETTZaNkVuTktlWTllZz09

Meeting ID: 989 6093 9918

Passcode: 837812

February 9, 2022 (joint meeting with Stanford University and UCSF)

Speaker: Carolyn Dundes

Lab: Dr. Kyle Loh (Stanford)

Title: A New Model: Is the brain formed from two separate cellular origins?


Speaker: Dr. Deniz Gökbuget

Lab: Dr. Robert Blelloch (UCSF)

Title: Phasic Transcriptional Repression Protects Genome Integrity In Embryonic Stem Cells


Speaker: Donna Poscablo

Lab: Dr. Camilla Forsberg (UCSC)

Title: An age-specific platelet differentiation pathway arising from hematopoietic stem cells


Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98960939918?pwd=YS9zOW41YlJETTZaNkVuTktlWTllZz09

Meeting ID: 989 6093 9918

Passcode: 837812

March 9, 2022

Speaker: Dr. Thomas Ambrosi

Lab: Dr. Charles Kwok Fai Chan

Title: Skeletal Stem Cells in Space and Time: Deciphering Stem Cell Biology to Target Skeletal Aging and Disease


Speaker: Dr. Valerie Cortez

Lab: Dr. Valerie Cortez (UCSC)

Title: Crypt-to-tip dynamics: goblet cell migration and maturation


Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98960939918?pwd=YS9zOW41YlJETTZaNkVuTktlWTllZz09

Meeting ID: 989 6093 9918

Passcode: 837812

April 13, 2022

Speaker: Dr. Abhimanyu Thakur

Lab: Dr. Huanhuan Joyce Chen (University of Chicago)

Title: Exosome: A tiny nanovesicle as non-invasive liquid biopsy platform for cancer diagnosis


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Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98960939918?pwd=YS9zOW41YlJETTZaNkVuTktlWTllZz09

Meeting ID: 989 6093 9918

Passcode: 837812

May 11, 2022 (joint meeting with Stanford University and UCSF)

Speaker: Dr. Ajay Kumar

Lab: Dr. Y. Joyce Liao (Stanford)

Title: Stem "Cell-Free" Therapy To Preserve Vision: A New Paradigm in Regenerative Medicine


Speaker: Dr. Sangeetha Kandoi

Lab: Dr. Deepak A. Lamba (UCSF)

Title: Modeling autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa associated with copy number variants in rhodopsin and rescue using Photoregulin3 in patient-specific retinal organoids


Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Topacio

Lab: Dr. Ali Shariati (UCSC)

Title: Elucidating the dynamics and regulation of MAPK signaling in embryonic stem cells


Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98960939918?pwd=YS9zOW41YlJETTZaNkVuTktlWTllZz09

Meeting ID: 989 6093 9918

Passcode: 837812


UCSC Contacts: Dr. Alka Gupta (agupt112@ucsc.edu) and Ryan Hoffman (rnhoffma@ucsc.edu)

Stanford Contact: Rahul Nagvekar (rahuln@stanford.edu)

UCSF Contact: Dr. Shabrina Amirruddin (Nurshabrina.Amirruddin@ucsf.edu)

June 8, 2022

Speaker: Dr. Ashley Webb

Lab: Webb lab at Brown University

Title: Mechanisms of neural stem cell aging


Speaker: Dr. Kelsie Rodriguez

Lab: Dr. Rubin (UCSC)

Title: Identifying CDK2 interacting proteins in embryonic stem cells


Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/98960939918?pwd=YS9zOW41YlJETTZaNkVuTktlWTllZz09

Meeting ID: 989 6093 9918

Passcode: 837812

2020/21 Speakers

October 14, 2020

Speaker: Sudhir Thakurela, Ph.D. (sudhir_thakurela@harvard.edu)

Lab: Postdoc at Alex Meissner lab at Harvard Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology

Title: "When do differentiating stem cells establish a barrier to reprogramming?


Speaker: Gerrald Lodewijk, Ph.D. (gjlodewi@ucsc.edu)

Lab: Shariati Lab at UCSC

Title: "A primate-specific KRAB zinc finger gene linked to brain development affects HES1 autoregulation"


Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/99727825879?pwd=VVNpeUVVU040aWNyazVsNUhkOUVzZz09

November 4, 2020 (November 11, 2020 is a holiday)

Speaker: Melanie Eckersley-Maslin, Ph.D. (eckersleym@babraham.ac.uk)

Lab: Senior Postdoc at Babraham Institute in UK, soon to be group leader at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia

Title: "Epigenetic priming of early embryonic cell fate transitions"


Speaker: Eric Martin, M.S. (ewmartin@ucsc.edu)

Lab: Grad Student at Forsberg Lab at UCSC

Title: “Indecision 2020... epigenetics and fate decisions in hematopoiesis."

Zoom link: https://ucsc.zoom.us/j/99727825879?pwd=VVNpeUVVU040aWNyazVsNUhkOUVzZz09

December 9, 2020

Speaker: Liz Kirby, Ph.D. (kirby.224osu@gmail.com)

Lab: PI at Kirby Lab at The Ohio State University (https://u.osu.edu/kirbylab/)

Title: "Adult neural stem cells shape their niche through a potent secretome."


Speaker: Paola Angulo (pangulo@ucsc.edu) and Natalie Fillipi (nmfilipp@ucsc.edu)

Lab: Junior specialists (previous undergraduates) at Haussler-Salama Wet Lab at UCSC

Title: "Do retrovirus invasions shape human evolution and early development?"

January 13, 2021

Speaker: Tisha Bohr, Ph.D. (tishabohr@gmail.com)

Lab: Postdoc at Adler lab at Cornell University

Title: "Planarian stem cells sense the identity of missing tissues to launch targeted regeneration"


Speaker: Shaheen Sikandar, Ph.D (ssikanda@ucsc.edu) - POSTPONED

Lab: PI at Sikandar Lab at UCSC

Title: "A minority population of immature cells in breast cancer initiates metastasis"

February 10, 2021

Speaker: Clara Lopes Novo, PhD (c.lopes-novo@imperial.ac.uk)

Lab: Research Fellow at Imperial College London

Title: "Heterochromatin organization in embryonic stem cells"


Speaker: Shaheen Sikandar, Ph.D (ssikanda@ucsc.edu)

Lab: PI at Sikandar Lab at UCSC

Title: "A minority population of immature cells in breast cancer initiates metastasis"

March 10, 2021

Speaker: D'Juan Farmer, PhD (djuanfar@usc.edu)

Lab: Postdoc at Crump Lab at USC

Title: Molecular and cellular control of skeletal progenitors in the vertebrate skull


Speaker: Rut Molinuevo Llaria, PhD (rmolinue@ucsc.edu)

Lab: Postdoc at Hinck Lab at UCSC

Title: Physiological DNA damage regulates endoreplication and milk production during lactation

April 14, 2021

Speaker: Ryan Hoffman (rnhoffma@ucsc.edu)

Lab: Grad Student at Haussler-Salama Lab at UCSC

Title: "Using stem cell derived organoids to understand the ventricle's role in human forebrain development"


Speaker: Dr. Srinjan Basu, PhD (srinjan@srinjan.com)

Lab: Group leader in stem cell science at the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Title: Probing genome organisation and dynamics in pluripotent cells at the single-cell and single-molecule level

May 12, 2021

Speaker: Matthew Bell (mbell@nexusscientific.com)

Lab: Technical Sales Specialist at NanoLive

Title: "Label-free 3D Live Cell Imaging in Drug Discovery: Introducing the CX-A, saying good bye to phototoxicity and end point assays"


Speaker: Quinton Smith, PhD (qbsmith@mit.edu)

Lab: Smith lab at UC Irvine

Title: TBD

June 9, 2021

Speaker: Dr. Bryce Manso

Lab: Postdoc at Forsberg Lab at UCSC

Title: "Determining how inflammation controls age-specific platelet production by hematopoietic stem cells"


Speaker: Dr. Li Xin

Lab: PI at Xin Lab at Washington University

Title: TBD