CCMB Symposium 2016

Friday, March 11, 2016

Broad CIRM Center 1st floor seminar room
1425 San Pablo St., Los Angeles, CA 90033

11:00am Introduction  Yang Chai, DDS, PhD
Director, CCMB
Associate Dean of Research,
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
 11:00-11:40am  “Epithelial-mesenchymal interactions during tooth development and renewal”  Irma Thesleff, DDS, PhD
Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki
 11:40am-12:20pm  “Dental pulp mesenchymal stem cells in tooth growth and repair”  Paul Sharpe, PhD
Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology, King’s College London
 12:20-1:20pm  Lunch
 1:20pm-2:00pm  “Head formation in mouse: attributes of the gene regulatory network”  Patrick Tam, BSc, PhD, FAA FSB, FRS
Children’s Medical Research Institute, University of Sydney
 2:00-2:20pm  “Beyond the mutant gene in CHARGE syndrome: mechanistic insights to develop novel therapeutic approaches”  Ruchi Bajpai, PhD
CCMB and Keck School of Medicine of USC
 2:20-3:00pm  “Hippo signaling in craniofacial development”  James F. Martin, MD, PhD
Program in Developmental Biology, Baylor College of Medicine
 3:00-3:20pm  Break
 3:20-3:40pm  “Protein methylation signaling in cell differentiation” Jian Xu, PhD
3:40-4:00pm  “Regulating skeletal progenitor cells at the interface between tendon and bone”  Amy Merrill, PhD
CCMB and Keck School of Medicine of USC
 4:00-4:40pm “Using next generation sequencing to define monogenic causes of craniosynostosis”  Andrew Wilkie, FRS, FMedSci, FRCP
Radcliffe Department of Medicine, Oxford University
 Reception to follow