Stem cells provide an attractive model to study human physiology and disease. However, technical challenges persist in the biological characterization and manipulation of stem cells in their native microenvironment. The Scientist brings together a panel of experts to discuss interactions between stem cells and external cues, and the role of the stem cell niche in development and disease. Topics to be covered include the molecular mechanisms of hematopoietic stem cell niche interactions and techniques for engineering 3-D stem-cell microenvironments. Following the presentations, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions concerning their specific applications and receive answers in real-time.

Meet the Speakers:

Dr. Jon Hoggatt
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Cancer Center and Center for Transplantation Sciences
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital


Dr. Todd McDevitt
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Professor, Department of Bioengineering & Therapeutic Sciences, UCSF


R&D Systems

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