Cell Therapy Minisymposium

When:
January 19, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
2022-01-19T11:00:00-05:00
2022-01-19T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Zoom

EnVISIONing reGENEration WITHIN tissues by enhancing cell-based plasticity

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Cindi Morshead to give land acknowledgement and opening remarks

11:05am-11:35am
Penney Gilbert introduces Sally Temple
Sally Temple, Scientific Director, Neural Stem Cell Institute
Using stem cell technology to combat age-related neurodegenerative disease

 

Cell transplantation therapy to restore vision

11:55am-12:25pm
Valerie Wallace introduces Rachael Pearson
Rachael Pearson, Professor, King’s College London
Stem cell-derived cone photoreceptor transplantation to restore vision

12:40pm-12:50pm
Arturo Ortin-Martinez, Scientific Associate, Krembil Research Institute
Modulating intracellular material transfer in transplanted photoreceptors

12:50pm-1:00pm
Margaret Ho, PhD Student, University of Toronto
A hyaluronan and methylcellulose-based hydrogel to perturb photoreceptor material transfer

1:00pm-1:10pm
Madison Gray, PhD Student, University of Toronto
Tracing synaptic connections in normal and regenerating retina

 

Gene therapy to promote neuroplasticity

1:20pm-1:50pm
Maryam Faiz introduces Shane Liddelow
Shane Liddelow, Assistant Professor, New York University
Reactive astrocyte heterogeneity in Inflammation and neurodegenerative disease

2:05pm-2:15pm
Justine Bajohr, PhD Student, University of Toronto
Astrocyte reprogramming for brain repair

2:15pm-2:25pm
Rikke Kofoed, Postdoctoral Fellow, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Kate Noseworthy, MSc student, University of Toronto
Focused ultrasound mediates brain plasticity and viral vector delivery

2:25pm-2:35pm
Hussein Ghazale, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Glia to neuron conversion in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Stimulating endogenous repair in neural and muscle tissue

2:45pm-3:15pm
Julie Lefebvre introduces Joshua Sanes
Joshua Sanes, Professor, Harvard University
Enhancing neuronal survival and regeneration after retinal injury: insights from single cell
transcriptomics

3:30pm-3:40pm
Emily Gilbert, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Metformin-mediated recovery following spinal cord injury: Sex-dependent effects on
inflammation and neural precursor cells

3:40pm-3:50pm
Erik Jacques, PhD Student, University of Toronto
Engineered bio-mimetic niche supports muscle stem cell quiescence

3:50pm-4:00pm
Danielle Jeong, PhD Student, University of Toronto
Characterization of neural stem cells and their niche during CNS remyelination

Molly Shoichet to give closing remarks

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Cell Therapy Mini Symposium Poster (Portrait) – updated Jan 18, 2022:

Symposium poster

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