Nerem Lecturer

Viola Vogel, Ph.D.

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Unraveling the Secrets of How the Mechanobiology of Extracellular Matrix Regulates Cell and Tissue Functions

History of Nerem Lecturer

The Nerem Lecturer gives the opening keystone presentation of the Regenerative Medicine Workshop. The lecture series was started in 2012 as a way to honor workshop founder and regenerative medicine pioneer Bob Nerem. An endowment set up by Nerem’s friends brings world-renowned researchers to deliver the annual cutting-edge presentation, and enjoy the workshop.


Past Speakers

2012 George Daly, M.D., Ph.D. - Harvard Stem Cell Institute
2013 Robert Lanza, M.D. - Advanced Cell Technology
2014 Douglas Lauffenburger, Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D. - Columbia University
2016 Linda Griffith, Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2017 Jeffrey Hubbell, Ph.D. - The University of Chicago

Keynote Speakers

Kristi Anseth, Ph.D.

University of Colorado Boulder

Jason Burdick, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Engineered Hydrogels to Enable Tissue Regeneration

Sarah Heilshorn, Ph.D.

Stanford University

Adaptable Biomaterials for Expansion and Transplantation of Stem Cells

Johnny Huard, Ph.D.

University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston, TX

Timothy Nelson, M.D., Ph.D.

Mayo Clinic

Transforming Congenital Heart Disease using Regenerative Medicine

Bruno Péault, Ph.D.

The University of Edinburgh/University of California at Los Angeles

Lori Setton, Ph.D.

Washington University in St. Louis

Kia Washington, M.D.

University of Pittsburgh

Total Human Eye Allotransplantation: Looking Toward the Future of Vision Restoration Therapy