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Wisconsin Stem Cell Symposium

April 14

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The Symposium is coordinated by the University of Wisconsin – Madison Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center and the BTC Institute. Emerging technologies to measure gene and protein expression in single cells are toppling dogmas in the field of stem cell biology. To describe recent advances, this symposium brings together leading researchers in single cell omics and stem cell biology. The presentations will not only highlight the approaches to evaluate gene expression and regulation, cellular metabolism, and spatial organization in single cells, but will also describe the computational tools to decipher the biology from these measurements.


  • Applying spatial genomics to uncover stem cell dynamics
  • Visualization and integration of single cell omics data
  • Defining gene regulatory networks that underlie cell fate decisions
  • Visualizing the in vivo neural stem cell niche
  • Determining   organ size from  single cell information
  • Self-organizing single stem cell models for understanding early development
  • A multiscale model of stem cell state in cancer
  • Cellular metabolic heterogeneity in tumors

Fernando Camargo, Ph.D., Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology; Principal Faculty, Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital; Principal Faculty, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Sebastian Jessberger, Ph.D., Professor for Neurosciences and Managing Director of the Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Smita Krishnaswamy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Genetics and of Computer Science, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Tannishtha Reya, Ph.D., Professor, Pharmacology and Medicine, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CA

Nicolas Rivron, Ph.D. Eng., Group Leader of the Laboratory of Synthetic Development, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology, Austrian Academy of Sciences,Vienna, Austria

Sushmita Roy, Ph.D., Faculty,Wisconsin Institute for Discovery; Associate Professor, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, School of Medicine and Public Health;  University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Melissa C. Skala, Ph.D., Investigator, Morgridge Institute; Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Viviane Tabar, M.D., Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Theresa Feng Chair in Neurosurgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY


April 14