Seventh Annual UT Southwestern O’Brien Kidney Center Symposium

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Stem cells in tissue development, maintenance, and repair.

Continuing Education Information

This live activity has been approved for 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Free Online Registration

The registration entitles the participant admission to the conference, lunch and refreshment breaks during the meeting. Enrollment is confirmed upon receipt of registration form. Please download and fill out the registration form and return to or mail code 8856.

If you have any questions, please email Lauren Smith, O’Brien Program Coordinator, at


8–8:45 a.m. Registration
8:45–9 a.m. Peter Igarashi, M.D. 
Opening Remarks
9–9:45 a.m. Michael Buszczak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Genetic Dissection of Self-Renewal and Differentiation within a Stem Cell Lineage
9:45–10:30 a.m. Chun‐Li Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Reprogramming the Neural System for Regeneration
10:30–10:45 a.m. Break
10:45–11:30 a.m. Cathy Lee Mendelsohn, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Columbia University Medical Center
Identification of Urothelial Progenitors in the Normal Bladder and in Urothelial Carcinoma
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Sean Morrison, Ph.D. 
Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
The Regulation of Stem Cell Self-Renewal
12:30 - 1 p.m. Lunch for registered attendees
1–1:45 p.m. Thomas Carroll, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dual Roles for Wnt/Beta-Catenin Signaling in Progenitor Cell Renewal and Differentiation
1:45–2:30 p.m. Benjamin Humphreys, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Adult Kidney Regeneration After Injury