2017 Retreat Registration


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - please email julia.gelman@med.nyu.edu with any questions regarding the retreat.


THE 6TH ANNUAL KIMMEL CENTER FOR STEM CELL BIOLOGY RETREAT WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017  at the Kimmel Center located at 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY. 

This one day retreat will consist of a mixture of talks by members of the Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology, talks by individuals from members' labs, and poster presentations from each laboratory of the center and core facilities. The retreat will provide an opportunity for all members of the center to find out what exciting areas of stem cell biology are being pursued throughout the NYU School of Medicine stem cell community.  

The retreat will feature a keynote address by Amander Clark, PhD titled "Modeling Human Development with Pluripotent Stem Cells".  


                       8:00 am ……………….. Registration, Breakfast, and Poster setup  
                       9:05 am ……………….. Welcome and opening Remarks
                                                             Ruth Lehmann, PhD
                                                            Director, Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology;
                                                            Director, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine.
                                                            Chair, Dept. of Cell Biology

                       9:20 am ……………….. Session I

                                                        Chair: Alec Kimmelman, MD, PhD
                                                                      Chair, Dept. of Radiation Oncology
                                                              9:20 – Christopher Park, MD, PhD
                                                                    Associate Professor, Dept. of Pathology
                                                              9:40 – Erika Bach, PhD
                                                                    Associate Professor,
                                                                    Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
                                                             10:00 – Begum Aydin
                                                                    Graduate Student – Mazzoni Lab, NYU Biology
                                                             10:20 – Alka Mansukhani, PhD
                                                                    Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology
                      10:40 am ……………… Coffee Break and Poster Viewing

                      11:10 am .................. Session II

                                                      Chair: Naoko Tanese, PhD
                                                         Professor, Dept. of Microbiology;
                                                         Associate Dean for Biomedical Sciences
                                                         11:10 – Mayumi Ito, PhD
                                                                  Assistant Professor,
                                                                 Depts. of Dermatology and Cell Biology
                                                         11:30 – Sergei Koralov, PhD
                                                                  Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pathology
                                                         11:50 – Beatriz Aranda-Ogilles, PhD
                                                                  2017 Kimmel Senior Postdoc Fellow
                                                                  Aifantis Lab, Dept. of Pathology
                                                         12:10 – Slide Blitzes - Core Facilities
                                                                 Introduced by Sheenah Mische, PhD,
                                                                Senior Director, Office of Collaborative Science

                       12:40 pm ……………… Lunch and Posters

                       3:00 pm .................. Session III

                                                      Chair: Itai Yanai, PhD
                                                        Director, Institute for Computational Medicine
                                                        Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
                                                        3:00 – Iannis Aifantis, PhD
                                                                Professor and Chair, Dept. of Pathology
                                                        3:20 – Joshua Frenster
                                                               Graduate Student – Placantonakis Lab, Dept. of Neurosurgery
                                                        3:40 – Jane Hubbard, PhD
                                                               Professor, Dept. of Cell Biology, Skirball Institute
                                                        4:00 – Jeremy Dasen, PhD
                                                              Associate Professor, Dept. of Neuroscience and Physiology

                       4:20 pm ……………….. Tea and Poster Viewing

                       5:00 pm ……………….. Keynote Address 
                                                           Amander Clark, PhD
                                                           Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Molecular,
                                                           Cell and Development Biology in the Division of Life Sciences.
                                                            College of Letters and Science, UCLA
                                     -       Introduced by Chair: David Keefe, MD
                                             Chair, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Cell Biology

6:00 pm ……………….. Poster Prizes and Concluding Remarks








More information about the retreat will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

The retreat is made possible with support from:

  • The Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology
  • NYSTEM Training Program in Stem Cell Biology
  • Perlmutter Cancer Center Stem Cell Biology Program
  • The Departments of Biology (NYU)
  • The Department of Cardiology (NYULMC)
  • The Department of Dermatology (NYULMC)
  • The Department of Neurosurgery  (NYULMC)
  • The Department of OB/GYN (NYULMC)
  • The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery  (NYULMC)
  • The Department of Pathology  (NYULMC)
  • The Department of Radiation Oncology  (NYULMC)
  • The Skirball Institute 






The Kimmel Center is located at 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY.

For directions to the Kimmel Center Click Here

Shuttle service is available from the medical center to Washington Square.  The shuttle schedule can be found here.  





If you have any questions about the Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology annual retreat please contact julia.gelman@med.nyu.edu