2023 MRM Talks: Dr. Michael Rudnicki and Romina Filippelli
The MRM Network presents: the MRM Talks. Join us every fourth Thursday at noon to learn more about stem cells and regenerative medicine. The webinar series will feature leading scientists in the field, including MRM Principal Investigators and external guest speakers.
For each seminar, we will also highlight the work of one MRM Trainee, who will present alongside our guest speaker.
In this edition of the MRM Talks:
Dr. Michael Rudnicki,
Senior Scientist and Director, Regenerative Medicine Program, and Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Professor, Department of Medicine and Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Scientific Director, Stem Cell Network
“Molecular Regulation of Muscle Stem Cell Function”
Ph.D. Candidate in the Chang Lab,
“Restoring endogenous muscle stem cell function as a treatment for DMD”
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 PM
About the speakers:
Michael Rudnicki is a Senior Scientist and the Director of the Regenerative Medicine Program and the Sprott Centre for Stem Cell Research at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute. He is Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Rudnicki is Scientific Director of the Canadian Stem Cell Network (SCN) and Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of Satellos Bioscience. Dr. Rudnicki’s achievements have been recognized by numerous honors including being named an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Royal Society (London), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and International Research Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute for two consecutive terms. Dr. Rudnicki is an internationally recognized thought leader in molecular genetics and regenerative medicine whose research has transformed our understanding of muscle development and regeneration and has fueled the development of novel stem cell-based approaches to treat muscular dystrophy. Dr. Rudnicki’s work is consistently published in top journals including Cell, Nature, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Medicine, and Cell Stem Cell. For the past 18 years, Dr. Rudnicki has led the Stem Cell Network (SCN), a transformative initiative involving over 175 investigators across Canada.
Romina Filippelli (she/her/elle) is a PhD2 student at McGill, born and raised in Montreal. She received her B.Sc Biochemistry from McGill and acquired research experience in experimental surgery, biomedical engineering, and molecular biology. She is now a member of Dr. Natasha Chang’s lab in the Dept. of Biochemistry where she studies muscle stem cell dysfunction in DMD and is investigating translation-targeting drugs as a therapeutic. She holds a leadership position on the MRM Trainee Committee, where she leads the graduate mentorship program, and is also the Biochemistry Teaching Assistant Delegate at the AGSEM union and the Communications Chair of the Queer Grad Club.
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