stem cell seminar series cu boulder score

The Stem Cell Research and Technology Resource Center organizes a monthly stem cell seminar series, the Stem Cell and Organoids Research Exchange (SCORE) seminar series. The SCORE seminar series is for CU Boulder and CU Anschutz stem cell researchers, and others from the local Colorado stem cell community and beyond, to share their research and encourage collaborative networking. Currently seminars are only offered remotely via Zoom. Please email Teisha Rowland for the Zoom meeting link.

Please contact the Center if you would like to be included on the seminar series mailing list or are interested in giving a presentation. Works-in-progress are welcome!

Upcoming seminars:

May 4, 2021*

* Note this is the first Tuesday of the month 

End-of-semester research project presentations from the SURE Fellows!

  • Antonio Salcido-Alcántar Jr (CU Boulder; Robin Dowell's Lab): "Studying Down Syndrome using disomy/trisomy iPSCs and hypoxia perturbation response"
  • Fathima (Zahra) Thathey (CU Boulder; Chris Link's Lab): "Tau in Alzheimer's Disease: Examining the upregulation of HSPB8 and GFAP in Tau knockout iPSCs"
  • Isaiah Shurtleff (CU Boulder; Teresa Sander's Lab): "Electrophysiological and transcriptional characteristics of Parkinson's Disease neurons"
  • Erica Mia Wong (CU Boulder; Xuedong Liu's Lab): "Examining dopamine uptake and release: Studying PINK1 in Parkinson's Disease"
  • Jasmine E. LeFevre (CU Boulder; Kristi Anseth's Lab): "Devising biomaterial-based strategies to exert enhanced extrinsic control over intestinal organoid growth, symmetry breaking, and crypt patterning"

Previous seminars:

April 13, 2021
  • Jingjing Wang (Northwestern; Rui Yi's Lab): "MiR-205 promotes hair follicle activation by weakening cell adhesion and Piezo1 mediated mechanosensitivity"
  • Julie Moreno (Colorado State University; Moreno Lab): "Adipose derived mesenchymal cells as a treatment for prion disease"
  • Lindsey Broadwell (CU Boulder; Leslie Leinwand's Lab): "The ancient gene MYH7b encodes a long non-coding RNA (lncMYH7b) that has profound effects on cardiomyocyte function"
March 9, 2021
  • Tom Cast (Colorado State University; Soham Chanda's Lab): "An autism-associated mutation impairs neuroligin-4 glycosylation and enhances excitatory synaptic transmission in human neurons"
  • Adam Heck (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center): "Investigating novel factors regulating hematopoietic stem cell development via CRISPR/Cas9 and an engineered vascular niche"
  • Xinyi (Cindy) Fu (CU Boulder; Leslie Leinwand's Lab): "Do mutations in different myosin domains use the same mechanism to cause cardiomyopathy?"
Feb. 9, 2021
  • Chris Link (CU Boulder; Link Lab): "Assaying global neuronal activity in astrocyte/neuronal co-cultures"
  • Evan Lester (CU Boulder; Roy Parker's Lab): "iPSC-derived cortical neurons and their applications in neurodegenerative disease research"
  • Quinton Smith (MIT; Sangeeta Bhatia's Lab): "Harnessing physiological forces to drive stem cell fate and function"
Dec. 8, 2020
  • Brad Olwin (CU Boulder): "Employing SYNGLE to lineage trace skeletal muscle stem cells"
  • Samira Musah (Duke University): "Human stem cell-derived organ chips for disease modeling"
  • Jessica Westfall (CU Boulder): "An isogenic trisomic-disomic model to study effects associated with a stress-induced condition"
Nov. 10, 2020
  • Samuel Hunter (CU Boulder): "Tracking transcriptional regulation during early mouse iPSC reprogramming"
  • Erica Castillo (University of California Santa Barbara): "Tuning the biochemical and biophysical microenvironment for hiPSC-CM cell-matrix mechanobiology"
  • Omar Farah (ThermoFisher Scientific): "Optimizing stem cell workflows to build better disease models"
Oct. 13, 2020
  • Edward Lau (CU Anschutz): "Mapping the cardiac secretome using human iPSC models"
  • Eyal Karzbrun (University of California Santa Barbara): "Human organoids on-a-chip as a model system for neural tube morphogenesis"
  • Kimberly Metzler (Allen Institute): "The Allen Cell collection and more"
Sept. 8, 2020
  • Matthew Taylor (CU Anschutz): "Searching for common biological themes in uncommon (rare) disorders"
  • Alexandra Whiteley (CU Boulder): "Using induced neurons to probe protein homeostasis in ALS"
  • Amanda Haupt (Horizon Discovery): "Sneak Peek: Horizon Discovery CRISPRi Tools in hiPSCs"
April 14, 2020
  • Teisha Rowland and Gabrijela Dumbović (CU Boulder): "Telomerase in iPSCs vs. cancer cells: Single-cell imaging reveals unexpected heterogeneity in TERT expression across cancer cell lines"
  • Lily Nguyen (CU Boulder): "Investigating the effects of compromised mitochondrial fatty acid synthesis on epidermal and hair follicle differentiation."
  • Brett Peterson (STEMCELL Technologies): "The importance of cell quality in hPSC cultures"
March 10, 2020
  • Chris Phiel (CU Denver): "Connecting stem cell pluripotency, Gsk-3, and RNA methylation"
  • Matthew Seedfeld (CU Anschutz): “Translating Cell Therapy Products into Clinical Trials through the Gates Biomanufacturing Facility”
  • Ali Shilleh (CU Anschutz): "Determining the fate of stem cell-derived pancreatic β-like cells upon transplantation using genetic lineage tracing"
Feb. 11, 2020
  • Stephan Ramos (CU Anschutz): "Developing a functional patient-specific thymus in vitro"
  • Huili Li (CU Boulder): "Human iPSC-derived neural tubulogenesis"
  • Roberto Castro Gutierrez (CU Anschutz): "Protecting stem cell-derived insulin-producing cells from an immune attack"
Jan. 14, 2020
  • S. Patrick McGrath (CU Anschutz): "Stem Cell Biobank and Disease Modeling Core: Shared resources for the reprogramming, modification, and application of iPSCs"
  • Alison Swearingen (CU Boulder): "Histone modifications in trophoblast stem cell fate changes"
  • Jeffrey Jacot (CU Anschutz): "Cardiac tissue engineering for correction of structural heart defects"
Dec. 10, 2019
  • Kristen Boyle (CU Anschutz): "Umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells characterize phenotypes of infants born to mothers with obesity"
  • Lee Niswander (CU Boulder): "Using iPSCs to understand human neural tube defects"
  • Adam Heck (Colorado State University): "Mutual regulation of the RNA-binding protein PCBP2 and endogenous retroviruses in iPSCs" 
Nov. 12, 2019
  • Teisha Rowland (CU Boulder) and Peter Dempsey (CU Anschutz): "New shared iPSC resources at CU Boulder and CU Anschutz"
  • Justin Brumbaugh (CU Boulder): "The role of individual histone modifications in development and homeostasis"
  • Holger Russ (CU Anschutz): "Maturation of human stem cell derived pancreatic beta cells"