Stem Cells from the Sofa Speaker Series: Dr. Peter Zandstra
This episode of Stem Cells from the Sofa features a talk from Dr. Peter Zandstra entitled, “Making T-cells from stem cells“.
In this talk, Dr. Zandstra will discuss how in vitro systems for generating progenitor T (proT)-cells from hematopoietic stem cells using the Notch ligand Delta-like 4 (DL4) and the adhesion molecule VCAM-1 can be transitioned for use with pluripotent stem cells.
Dr. Peter Zandstra is an internationally renowned expert in biomedical engineering whose research program focuses on understanding how complex communication networks between stem cells and their progeny influence self-renewal and differentiation. Dr. Zandstra joined the University of British Columbia in 2017 as the Founding Director the School of Biomedical Engineering and as the Director of the Michael Smith Laboratories. He also holds an appointment as University Professor at the University of Toronto, as well as the Canada Research Chair in Stem Cell Bioengineering.
The Stem Cells from the Sofa speaker talks are 20 minutes in length, followed by a Q&A session that is open to all attendees. Intended audience: scientists, trainees and research professionals.
Time: August 27, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)