More than 350 people attended the third annual Medicine by Design Symposium on Dec. 4, 2018. Focused on cell and gene therapy, the symposium featured four invited speakers — Bénédicte Chazaud (Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1), Yvonne Chen (University of California, Los Angeles), Rudolf Jaensich (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Lorenz Studer (Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) — as well as Medicine by Design-funded principal investigators from diverse fields.
More than 70 trainees presented posters. Congratulations to the following award winners:
- Suja Shrestha (Santerre lab) “Synthetic Non-Viral Nanoparticles for CRISPR-Cas9 Delivery as Treatment Intervention for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Cytotoxicity and Transfection Evaluation”
2nd place (tie):
- Wahiba Dhahri (Laflamme lab) “In vitro matured hESC-derived cardiomyocytes electrically couple and form improved intra-cardiac grafts in injured guinea pig hearts”
- Margaret Ho (Shoichet lab) “Combinatorial strategies to deliver cells and biomolecules to the retina”
- Mitchell Doughty (Ghugre lab) “MRI Driven Augmented Reality Guidance System for Targeted Cardiac Procedures”
Thank you to our sponsors, BlueRock Therapeutics and STEMCELL Technologies.
All photos by Neil Ta