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Symposium: The Nexus of Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Return to listing


The University of North Carolina Gene Therapy Center and the Wake Forest University Institute for Regenerative Medicine present a joint symposium.

This symposium will cover several topics that bridge the fields of gene therapy and regenerative medicine and will consist of two sessions of talks, highlighted by keynotes from Dr. R. Jude Samulski (UNC Gene Therapy Center) and Dr. Anthony Atala (WFU Regenerative Medicine).  There will also be a poster session during lunch and a networking event at the conclusion.  Attendance is free and lunch will be provided, but space is limited and registration is required.

Speakers include:

R. Jude Samulski, Ph.D. (UNC) - Gene therapy and clinical success: The past, present, and future (http://genetherapy.unc.edu/jude.htm)
Anthony Atala, M.D. (WFU) - Regenerative medicine: Current concepts and changing trends (http://www.wakehealth.edu/Research/WFIRM/Anthony-Atala,-MD,-Director-and-Chair.htm)

Paul Monahan, M.D. (UNC) - Gene therapy for treatment of hemophilias (http://genetherapy.unc.edu/monahan.htm)

Christopher Porada, Ph.D. (WFU) - Stem cells as vectors for gene delivery in hemophilias (http://www.wakehealth.edu/Faculty/Porada-Christopher.htm)

Aravind Asokan, Ph.D. (UNC) - Re-engineering viruses for gene therapy (http://genetherapy.unc.edu/asokan.htm)

John D. Jackson, Ph.D. (WFU) - Tissue engineering for immune tolerance (http://www.wakehealth.edu/Faculty/Jackson-John-D.htm)

Bruce A. Sullenger, Ph.D. (Duke) - TBA (http://sciences.surgery.duke.edu/faculty/details/0112702)

Shay Soker, Ph.D. (WFU) - Creating an artificial liver from decellularized natural scaffold (http://www.wakehealth.edu/Faculty/Soker-Shay.htm)

Steve Gray, Ph.D. (UNC) - Development of AAV for neurological disorders (http://www.med.unc.edu/ophth/meet-our-faculty/research-faculty/steven-gray-phd)

George J Christ., Ph.D. (WFU)- Engineering muscle constructs for transplantation/repair (http://www.wakehealth.edu/Faculty/Christ-George-J.htm)

Registrants are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster presentation.  Registration preference will be given to those submitting abstracts.  Abstract submissions should be MS Word documents and include the following: 1) Title, 2) List of authors with the first author being the presenting author, 3) List of author affiliations, 4) Email address of presenting author, 5) Abstract text.  Formatting requirements: Single page, size 12 font.  Abstracts are due by January 24th and should be emailed to unc.wfirm@gmail.com

  Location: The Old Salem Visitor Center, Winston-Salem, NC
  Date: Thursday, February 07, 2013
  Time: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  Sponsor: Gene Therapy Center
  Price: Free
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Thomas Lentz tblentz@med.unc.edu