SYMPOSIUM ON Ocular Regeneration: Cell Therapy and Regeneration in the Retina

HMS Ocular Regenerative Institute

Presented in partnership with Third International Biennial Symposium on AMD 

ORMI Symposium

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Starr Center, 185 Cambridge Street, 2nd Floor 
Boston, MA 02114

The Symposium on Ocular Regeneration: Cell Therapy and Regeneration in the Retina

The Symposium on Ocular Regeneration: Cell Therapy and Regeneration in the Retina presented the current and future state of regeneration and stem cells in eye diseases. This one day meeting, organized by the Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute, brought together thought leaders in the field to discuss the latest advances, and the potential future of retinal regeneration.

ORGANIZERS: 

Michael Young, PhD 

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School 

Co-director, Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute

Demetrios Vavvas, MD, PhD 

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School 

Co-director, Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Ocular Regenerative Medicine Institute

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Pawan Sinha, PhD

Professor of Vision and Computational Neuroscience,

Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

SPEAKERS:

Larry I. Benowitz, PhD

Professor of Surgery and Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Director, Laboratories for Neuroscience Research in Neurosurgery, Boston Children's Hospital

Constance L. Cepko, PhD

Bullard Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience,

Harvard Medical School

Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Dennis Clegg, PhD

Professor, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Founder and Co-Director, UCSB Center for Stem Cell Biology and Engineering

Robert M. Lavker, PhD

Jack W. Graffin, M.D. Research Professor; Professor in Dermatology

Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

Bruce R. Ksander, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

Co-director, Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology Ocular Oncology Center of Excellence; Associate Scientist, Mass. Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research Institute

Deepak A. Lamba, PhD

Assistant Professor
Buck Institute for Research on Aging

Neville Osborne, PhD
Professor of Ocular Neurobiology, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, University of Oxford

In-Hyun Park, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genetics; Yale Stem Cell Center

Susanna S Park, MD, PhD
Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, University of California

Budd A. Tucker, PhD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences,
The University of Iowa

Sponsored by:

Beryl David & Harry N. Gorin Foundation • NeoStem • ReNeuron • Janssen • Genentech