7th Annual PCBC Meeting - October 13-14, 2015 (Houston Methodist Research Institute)

Online registration for the 7th Annual NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) Meeting in Houston, TX (Tuesday, October 13, 2015, and Wednesday October 14, 2015), is now open. We require a picture of you and a brief description of your work for registration. These will be placed in the electronic meeting booklet on the PCBC website so colleagues with similar interests can identify you. You may use your picture or text from your Hub Site webpage.

“Fellows Only Session” will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Engineering for Human Progenitor Cell Biology and Translation Course

The NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium is offering a hands-on workshop entitled, "CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Engineering for Human Progenitor Cell Biology and Translation", from Tuesday, September 8th to Friday, September 11th, 2015, at the Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine (CRSM), UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Green Light for Transplantation Enhancement of Stem-Cell Engraftment in a Zebrafish Model

Leonard Zon, MD, Grousbeck Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Director of the Stem Cell Program, Children’s Hospital Boston, and colleagues have developed a novel competitive marrow transplantation system in adult zebrafish in which engraftment is measured by in vivo fluorescence imaging of the kidney — the adult haematopoietic site.

NHLBI Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine, September 29-30, 2015

The abstract deadline for the 6th Symposium on Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine has been extended to Tuesday, July 28, 2015. The NHLBI encourages you to submit an abstract for this event.



To provide the PCBC with a mechanism to quickly award small grants to junior faculty (less than 5 years from their appointment to Assistant Professor) research associates, fellows, postdocs, and graduate students to support a well-defined specific aim. The aim should involve at least one of the following, with priority given to proposals that incorporate two:

PCBC Steering Committee Conference Call - July 22, 2015

A PCBC Steering Committee conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 4-5 pm, EDT (3-4 pm, CDT, 2-3 pm, MDT, 1-2 pm, PDT).

Dial-in number: 1-800-882-3610, enter passcode 5748013 followed by #.

In preparation for our call, please review the following attached materials below:

Identification of Specialized Progenitor Population Committed to Forming Cardiomyocytes Exclusively

Jonathan Epstein, MD, chair of the Cell and Developmental Biology Department, Ed Morrisey, PhD, the scientific director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and other colleagues from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, of PCBC Hub Site 14 have identified a specialized progenitor population that is committed exclusively to forming cardiomyoc

Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Meeting, October 12, 2015 - Houston, TX

The George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine Annual International Meeting will be held on Monday, October 12, 2015, at the Houston Methodist Research Institute.

Please click on the following link for additional information: http://events.houstonmethodist.org/events/cardiovascular-nanomedicine

Call for Abstracts -- 7th Annual PCBC Meeting, Houston, TX, October 13-14, 2015

You are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the 7th Annual PCBC meeting to be held at the Houston Methodist Research Institute (HMRI) in Houston, Texas, October 13-14, 2015. A Fellows-Only Session will be held on October 12, 2015.

Small Business Funding Opportunities from NIH

New Small Business Funding Opportunities from NIH: Bioreactors for Reparative Medicine


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