Friday, March 30, 2018
12:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Orin Smith Auditorium
SLU Campus, 850 Republican Street

Join Seattle’s vibrant stem cell community for a series of talks on current issues pertaining to stem cells in development, tissue regeneration and cancer research.


12:30 – 1:20 p.m.        Roel Nusse, PhD
1:25 – 2:15 p.m.           Bill Lowry, PhD
2:15 – 2:35 p.m.          Break & Posters
2:40 – 3:10 p.m.          Lightning Talks
3:15 – 4:05 p.m.          April Pyle, PhD
4:10 – 5:00 p.m.          David Sinclair, PhD
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.          Catered Reception & Posters


Roel Nusse, PhD
Professor and Chair of Developmental Biology, Stanford University
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

The Origin of New Cells in the Liver



Bill Lowry, PhD
Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, UCLA

Regulation of Hair Follicle Stem Cells by metabolic manipulation



April Pyle, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Member, Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research and Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Defining skeletal muscle cells arising in human development and from human pluripotent stem cells

David Sinclair, PhD
Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Co-Director, Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging

Why do we age and can we reverse it?

Session Talks

All talks take place in the Orin Smith Auditorium of SLU Building C. For detailed information about who will be speaking and their topics, please see the schedule of talks.

Poster Session

The Poster Session is scheduled from 2:15 – 2:35 p.m. and 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the main lobby / café area located on the first floor of SLU Building C. While the formal sessions are scheduled for 2:15 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., the posters will remain up for the duration of the meeting.

Five abstracts have been selected for 5-minute lightning talks during the symposium. For poster titles and authors presenting, please see the listing of posters.

Transportation & Parking

SLU campus is located at the UW Medicine Research complex at 850 Republican Street. Parking at the SLU campus is very limited. Everyone is encouraged to use public transportation and/or the UW/SLU shuttle service to get to the event.

For UW permit holders, you may park “out of area” in the SLU garage located off of Republican. Punch a ticket upon entering the garage and bring your permit and/or husky card to the reception desk and they will validate your parking. For non-UW permit holders, there is limited on-street hourly parking around the perimeter of the building. You may park in the garage without a permit, but please note, you will need to pay with a credit card and full day parking charges (~$15.00) will be in effect.