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Second NEI Symposium on Stem Cells

Monday, April 16, 2012
Natcher Conference Center (Building 45)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Generation of retinal phenotypes from hiPSC-derived Optic Vesicle-like structures
Generation of retinal phenotypes from hiPSC-derived Optic Vesicle-like structures
hiPSC-derived OV-like structures yielded progeny expressing markers of specific retinal cell types, including CRX+/RECOVERIN+ photoreceptors (A) and BRN3+ retinal ganglion cells (B). Images shown are from cultures differentiated for 80 days. Courtesy of D Gamm.

10:00
6th Sayer Vision Research Lecture
Yoshiki Sasai, RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan
Self-organization of neural structures in three-dimensional stem cell cultures

11:30
Poster Session and lunch break

1:00
Kevin Eggan, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Using cell and reprogramming approaches for the study of neural degeneration

1:30
Thomas Reh, University of Washington
Embryonic stem cells for retinal repair: Results from transplants in mice, rats, and non-human primates

2:00
Discussion of K Eggan and T Reh's presentations
Moderator : Mahendra Rao, Director, NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine

2:30
David Gamm, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Modeling retinal disease with human iPS cells

3:00
Sally Temple, Neural Stem Cell Institute
Human RPE stem cells, normal and pathological lineages

4:00
General Discussion



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