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Stem Cell Seminar

The Stem Cell Seminars bring scientists from all over the world to the forefront of regenerative medicine and emphasize the basic research and translational themes of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCSF. These seminars provide an opportunity for the UCSF community to learn about the work being done by prestigious researchers from other institutions, preview unpublished scientific results, initiate collaborations and build networks. The speakers who are invited to the series provide novel insights into stem cell functions, tissue development, and cell-based approaches to the treatment of diseases.

These seminars occur in-person and virtually on Zoom during the regular academic season.

This seminar series is currently sponsored by a generous gift from Mr. Jonah Platt.

Previous Speakers

Paola Arlotta, PhD

Sean Bendall, PhD

Nissim Benvenisty, MD, PhD

Cedric Blanpain, MD, PhD

Ali H. Brivanlou, PhD

Brad Cairns, PhD

George Daley, MD, PhD

Siddharth Dey, PhD

Stefano Di Talia, PhD

Kevin Eggan, PhD

Michael Elowitz, PhD

Tiago Faial, PhD

Lydia Finley, PhD

Camilla Forsberg, PhD

Neils Geijsen, PhD

Anna-Katerina Hadjantonak, PhD

Jennifer Hamilton, PhD

Konrad Hochedlinger, PhD

Valerie Horsley, PhD

Ya-Chieh Hsu, PhD

Justin Ichida, PhD

Leanne Jones, PhD

Jeannie Lee, MD, PhD

Sten Linnarsson, PhD

Kyle Loh, PhD

Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, DSc (hon) FACS

Tippi MacKenzie, MD

Robert Mauck, PhD

Sean Megason, PhD

Hanna Mikkola, MD, PhD

Zoltán Molnár, MD, DPhil

Satoshi Namekawa, PhD

Kenneth D. Poss, PhD

Jay Rajogapal, MD

Miguel Ramalho-Santos, PhD, MSc

Michael Rudnicki, PhD, FRSC

David Scadden, MD

David Schaffer, PhD

Sonja Schrepfer, MD, PhD

Julie Sneddon, PhD

Hans-Willem Snoeck, MD, PhD

Lorenz Studer, PhD

Elly Tanaka, PhD

Cole Trappnell, PhD

Pierre Vanderhaeghen, MD, PhD

Achim Werner, PhD

Jun Wu, PhD

Peter Zandstra, PhD, FRSC, PEng

Science Session & Happy Hour

This monthly event occurs every second Tuesday of the month and kicks off with research presentations by IRM postdoctoral scholars about their current research, followed by Q&A. Pizza and drinks aid the post-seminar discussions as we shift to the Rooftop Happy Hour. We serve the food and beverages on the rooftop terrace adjacent to the IRM Boardroom outside.

These sessions occur in person and virtually on Zoom every second Tuesday from 5 to 6:30 PM.

Upcoming Events


IRM Faculty Meeting at IRM Boardroom + Zoom

Date: April 15, 2024
Time: 4:00 pm

Stem Cell Seminar — Theodore Roth, MD, PhD

Date: April 23, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm