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Stem cell experts at 2nd Annual Christopher Reeve 'Hot Topics' Stem Cell Biology Satellite Symposium

Thought leaders gather at 2005 Neuroscience Conference in Washington, DC

Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

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Washington, D.C. - November 8, 2005 - During the 2005 Society for Neuroscience 35th Annual meeting, the La Jolla member institutions of the Southern California Stem Cell Consortium will be hosting the 2nd Annual Christopher Reeve Hot Topics in Stem Cell Biology Satellite Symposium. The symposium, coordinated by the Evan Snyder Lab of the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, is sponsored by Invitrogen Corporation and Chemicon International.

All 2005 Neuroscience attendees and media representatives

16 thought-leading laboratories in stem cell biology will be presenting an evening of data blitzes and debate on the most exciting, hottest areas of stem cell research. Labs that are confirmed to present are as follows:

The Derek Van der Kooy Lab, University of Toronto, Toronto
The Ole Isacson Lab, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
The Rusty Gage Lab, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA
The Jeff Macklis Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
The Gerd Kempermann Lab, Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
The Jim Goldstein Lab, Columbia University
The Arnold Krigstein Lab, University of California, San Francisco
The Rob Wechsler-Reya Lab, Duke University, Durham, NC
The Su-chun Zhang Lab, University of Wisconsin, Madison
The Harley Kornblum Lab, University of California, Los Angeles
The Clive Svendsen Lab, University of Wisconsin, Madison
The Gianvito Martino & Angelo Vescovi Labs, Vita-Salute University, San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy
The Darwin Prockop Lab, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA
The Ron McKay Lab, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
The Ron Hart Lab, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
The Evan Snyder Lab, Burnham Institute for Medical Research, La Jolla, CA

Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St. NW
Ballroom: Independence A
Across from the Convention Center

Mon. Nov. 14, 2005; 6:30-10:30 pm


The Society for Neuroscience is a nonprofit membership organization of basic scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. The Society for Neuroscience 35th Annual Meeting will be held November 12-16 in Washington, D.C, at the Washington Convention Center.

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