- On March 24, 2020, StemCONN2020, Connecticut’s largest scientific conference, will be held at the Omni Hotel in New Haven. The 500 participants at the conference are expected to include scientists, educators, students, health care professionals, academic and state leaders, policy makers, and stakeholders from industry and state economic development.
StemCONN2020 is being hosted and jointly sponsored by Yale University, Wesleyan University, the University of Connecticut, and The Jackson Laboratory. It seeks to promote scientific research, collaboration, and education in Connecticut with a specific focus on stem cells and regenerative medicine.
“This conference is both an unprecedented collaboration of the bio-medical science community in Connecticut and a testament to the bio-science and research powerhouse that the state has become,” said Diane Krause, Chair of the StemCONN2020 organizing committee. “It is truly exciting to be hosting this forum featuring leading researchers from the US and abroad discussing their work at the forefront of biomedical science."
The conference also illustrates how far the city has come in 30 years, added New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker.
“The now thriving biotech ecosystem here in New Haven is creating jobs and opportunities that we could only dream of three decades ago,” he said. “The city has become a hub of bio-medical innovation and collaboration. This conference is an acknowledgment of that and the important role New Haven plays in this exciting, emerging sector of the state’s economy.”
Confirmed speakers and topics to date include:
- Daniel Bauer, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital, Blood Cell Ontogeny
- Andrew Brack, PhD, UCSF, Muscle Stem Regulation
- Angela Cacace, PhD, Arvinas, Inc., Novel Cancer Therapeutics
- Anna-Katerina Hadjantonkis, PhD, Sloan Kettering, Pluripotency and Development
- Justin Ichida, PhD, University of Southern California, Neurodegenerative diseases
- Se-Jin Lee, MD, PhD, Jackson Laboratory/UConn, Tissue Growth and Regeneration
- Barbara Mellone, PhD, University of Connecticut, Regulation of Cell Division
- Alison O’Neil, PhD, Wesleyan University, Biochemistry of Neurodegeneration
- Karolina Palucka, PhD, Jackson Laboratory, Experimental Immunotherapy
- In-hyun Park, PhD, Yale University, Human Brain Development
Find more information on the conference at StemCONN2020. Registration is now open for the conference at StemCONN2020 Registration. Sponsorships for the conference are still available. http://stemconn.org/