Spring 2022 Stem Cells, Genome Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Lectures

January 19, 2022

Spring 2022 Stem Cells, Genome Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Course (BMENE6510)

The lectures held Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 PM will include general lectures on stem cell biology followed by student presentations and discussion of the primary literature. Guests not registered for the course are also welcome, please contact the course instructors for more information.

Prerequisites: (BMEN E4001) or (BMEN E4002) and Biology, Cell Biology

The themes to be presented include:

  1. Genome Engineering with CRISPR, TALEN and ZFN in stem cells
  2. Basic stem cell concepts
  3. Basic cell and molecular biological characterization of endogenous stem cell populations
  4. Concepts related to reprogramming
  5. Directed differentiation of stem cell populations
  6. The use of stem cells in disease modeling or tissue replacement/repair
  7. Stem cells in regenerative medicine

For more information, contact any of the Course Directors:

Teaching Assistant:

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Meeting ID: 938 3018 2482

Passcode: Cas14a1.6


1/20 Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, University & the Mikati Foundation Professor, Columbia U: Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering​

1/27 Dietrich Egli, Maimonides Assistant Professor of Developmental Cell Biology at Columbia University

2/3 Charlie Gersbach, John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke Biomedical Engineering

Biomolecular and cellular engineering

2/10 Emmanuelle Passegué, Director, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative; Alumni Professor of Genetics and Development, Columbia U: Endogenous Stem Cell Populations / HSCs / Stem Cell Aging

2/17 David Schaffer, Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor of BME, UC Berkeley: Stem cell replacement therapy

2/24 Ronald McKay, Founder, Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Johns Hopkins & President emeritus, ISSCR

Stem cells and the development of the nervous system

3/10 Christopher Makinson, Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences (in Neurology, and the Institute of Genomic Medicine)

3/17 Botond Roska, Professor University of Basel, Basel Switzerland, recipient of Körber European Science Prize 2020

3/24 Hynek Wichterle, Jerry and Emily Spiegel Professor in the Departments of Pathology & Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Columbia

Neuronal Stem Cells

4/7 Joanna Smeeton, H.K. Corning Assistant Professor Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine Research

4/14 Danwei Huangfu, Associate Professor Developmental Biology Program, Sloan Kettering Institute, Precision gene editing and large-scale CRISPR screening in hPSCs

4/21 Pete Coffey, Professor, University College London, Neuralised human embryonic stem cells to repair retinal disease