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iForum 2017

Stanford Neurosciences Institute
September 14, 2017 - 9:00am to 6:00pm
The Buck Institute for Research on Aging
8001 Redwood Boulevard
Novato, CA 94945

From Ideation to Implementation

Abstract: iForum meetings provide a unique opportunity to connect with thought leaders from academia, government, biotech, and pharma to discover new applications and innovative uses for differentiated iPS cells through interactive, data-driven presentations. iForum Novato will be held Thursday, September 14 at the Buck Institute, Novato, CA. A free shuttle will leave South San Francisco and transport attendees to and from the conference. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided on the meeting day along with a networking reception and poster session at the conclusion of the program. During this premier stem cell event, key opinion leaders will share their insights, investigations, and future plans for utilizing iPS cells in experimental designs. Featured topics will include complex models and regenerative medicine, disease modeling and drug discovery, and predictive toxicology.


Keynote: Chad Cowan, PhD, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Mathew Blurton-Jones, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior School of Biological Sciences, UC- Irvine.

Yafei Chen, PhD, Investigative Toxicologist, Janssen Research & Development

James G. Evans, PhD, CEO/Founder, Phenovista Biosciences

Aaron Fullerton, PhD, Investigative Toxicology, Genentech

Corrie Gallant-Behm, PhD, Research Scientist, miRagen Therapeutics, Inc.

Saptarsi Haldar, MD, Associate Professor, UC San Francisco & Associate Investigator, Gladstone Institute

Joachim Hallmayer, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Bruce Novich, PhD, Chief Business Officer, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Cellular Dynamics International Corporation, a FUJIFILM Company

Ruth O’Hara, PhD, Associate Chair & Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University

Eric Shusta, PhD, Howard Curler Distinguished Professor, University of Wisconsin – Madison

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