Stem Cell Club

Stem Cell Club is held every second Wednesday of the month*, 12:00 pm - 1:15pm

Currently all meetings are scheduled as remote meetings:

Please contact Alessandra Rodriguez y Baena, Julien Menendez, or the the IBSC if you would like to receive Stem Cell Club announcement or if you would like to present.

Faculty advisor: Camilla Forsberg

*except for November 2020 (meeting will be held on the first Wednesday) and no meetings will be held during Summer session

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: TBD


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

Lab: Postdoc at Hinck Lab at UCSC

Title: TBD

April 14, 2021

Speaker: Ryan Hoffman (rnhoffma@ucsc.edu)

Lab: Grad Student at Haussler-Salama Lab at UCSC

Title: TBD


Speaker: TBD

Lab: TBD

Title: TBD

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: TBD

Lab: TBD

Title: TBD


Speaker: TBD

Lab: TBD

Title: TBD