Epithelial Biology Center 2019 Symposium

Epithelial Biology Center & Center for Stem Cell Biology
Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 214 & 208 Light Hall
Poster session and luncheon at noon

Register Now: https://is.gd/2019symposium


9:15      Welcome by Mark A. Magnuson, M.D.
            Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Medicine and Cell &

                Developmental Biology

9:20      Powering neural development: Mitochondria in stem cell fate and early neurogenesis”

Vivian Gama, Ph.D.                                                                   
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

9:50      “Cellular heterogeneity and dynamics of active Kras-induced dysplastic lineages from mouse stomach"
            Eunyoung Choi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery

10:20    Break

10:30    "Metabolic Feedback Exchanges Drive the Evolution of Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer"

            Oliver McDonald, M.D., Ph.D.

            Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

11:00    Keynote Speaker

            Introduction by Sabine Fuhrmann, Ph.D.

            Associate Professor of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences and Cell & Developmental Biology

            “Using human pluripotent stem cells to study development, diabetes and digestive disease”

Jim Wells, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Basic Research, Division of Endocrinology
Cincinnati Children's Hospital

12:00    Lunch and Poster Session (North Lobby of Light Hall)                                             

1:30      “Beyond Transcription Factors: Dissecting Signaling Activity in the Neural Stem Cell Niche” 

            Rebecca Ihrie, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology and Neurological Surgery

2:00      “Effects of serotonin signaling on development of sacral autonomic neural progenitors that innervate the lower urinary tract”
Michelle Southard-Smith, Ph.D.                

            Associate Professor of Medicine and Cell & Developmental Biology

2:30      Break

2:45      "ATAC-Me reveals a continuum of epigenetic states driving gene regulatory diversity among cell types"

            Emily Hodges, Ph.D.

            Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

3:15      The diversity of single-cell landscapes among models of colonic tumorigenesis           

Ken Lau, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

3:45      Break

4:00      Keynote Speaker                                                                                   

            Introduction by Robert J. Coffey, M.D.

            Professor of Medicine and Cell & Developmental Biology

            “Organoids to model human disease”

            Hans Clevers, M.D., Ph.D.

            Professor in Molecular Genetics

            University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands