Nerem Lecturer

Peter Zandstra, Ph.D.'s picture

The University of British Columbia

Engineering Stem Cell Fate and Function

History of Nerem Lecturer

The Nerem Lecturer, who gives the opening keynote presentation at the Regenerative Medicine Workshop, is a researcher who reflects the spirit of fellowship and service standing at the forefront of interdisciplinary research. Established in 2012, the lecture series is named after Robert M. Nerem, Ph.D. who exemplified this interdisciplinary, collaborative spirit throughout his career. Nerem founded the workshop, is a pioneer in the regenerative medicine field, a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and is currently an Emeritus Professor at Georgia Tech. 


Past Speakers

2019 Deepak Srivastava, M.D. - Gladstone Institutes
2018 Viola Vogel, Ph.D. - ETH Zürich, Switzerland
2017 Jeffrey Hubbell, Ph.D. - The University of Chicago
2016 Linda Griffith, Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D. - Columbia University
2014 Douglas Lauffenburger, Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2013 Robert Lanza, M.D. - Advanced Cell Technology
2012 George Daly, M.D., Ph.D. - Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Jennifer H. Elisseeff, Ph.D.'s picture

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Immune System and Senescence in Regenerative Medicine

Robert Naviaux, M.D., Ph.D.'s picture

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Mitochondrial Blocks to Healing and Regeneration

Thanh Duc Nguyen, Ph.D.'s picture

University of Connecticut

Biodegradable Piezoelectric Scaffold for Bone Tissue Regeneration

Sonja Schrepfer, M.D., Ph.D.'s picture

University of California, San Francisco

Hypoimmunogenic Derivatives of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Evade Immune Rejection in Fully Immunocompetent Allogeneic Recipients

Evan Scott, Ph.D.'s picture

Northwestern University

Nanobiomaterial-mediated Costimulation Blockade for Anti-inflammatory Strategies in Regenerative Medicine

Michael Sefton, Sc.D.'s picture

University of Toronto

Preparing the Ground for Endogenous Repair

Lonnie Shea, Ph.D.'s picture

University of Michigan

Immune-engineering in Regenerative Medicine

James M. Wells, Ph.D.'s picture

Cincinnati Children's / University of Cincinnati

Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Gastrointestinal Organoids as New Models to Study Human Organ Development, Digestive Diseases and Diabetes