Tuesday, November 8, 2016


8:30-9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

Damazo Amphitheater
9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Richard Hart, MD, DrPH

President, Loma Linda University

Roger Hadley, MD

Dean, School of Medicine, Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs

Penelope Duerksen-Hughes, PhD

Associate Dean, Basic Science & Translational Research

Prue Talbot, PhD

Director of the Inland Empire Stem Cell Consortiume

Christopher G. Wilson, PhD

Chair of the Symposium Steering Committee

9:15-9:45 a.m

Cell Therapeutics: The Next Pillar of Medicine

David Baylink, MD
Division of Regenerative Medicine, Loma Linda University

9:45-10:55 a.m

Poster Session I

4th Floor - Centennial Complex Conference Center
11:00   a.m-12:00 p.m

Keynote Lecture

Introduction of Speaker: Martin García-Castro, Ph.D.
University of California Riverside

Damazo Amphitheater

Stem Cell Therapy and Spinal Cord Injury

Aileen Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Anatomy & Neurobiology and Neurological Surgery
Associate Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center
University of California Irvine

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch & Vendor Show

4th Floor - Centennial Complex Conference Center
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Ryckman Lecture

Introduction of Speaker: Michael Pecaut, PhD, Vice Chair, Division of Radiation Research

Damazo Amphitheater

Stem Cells in Space: Does Gravity Regulate Tissue Regeneration?

Elizabeth Blaber, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator
Bone and Signaling Laboratory
NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California

2:40-4:00 p.m.

Poster Session II

4th Floor - Centennial Complex Conference Center
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Panel on Professional Opportunities

LLU Basic Science Student Council

Damazo Amphitheater
4:00-5:00 p.m.

Stem Cells Short Talks

Co-Chairs: Jin Nam, Ph.D. and Maricela Maldonado, Ph.D.

Pedro Soria, Jr, Western University
Juancarlos Fierros, CSUSB
Atena Zahedi, UCR
Jon Baio, LLU

Small Amphitheater
5:00-5:15 p.m.

Presentation of Student Awards

Kylie Watts, PhD & Juli Unternaehrer, PhD

Damazo Amphitheater

Closing Remarks

Penelope Duerksen-Hughes, PhD
Associate Dean for Basic Science & Translational Research