VIRC Seminar Series

VIRC Seminar SeriesVIRC Seminar Series

If you would like to be considered to present at our monthly seminar series please email us by clicking here. Unless otherwise stated, the VIRC Seminar Series takes place on the second Tuesday of every month in Vet Med 3A in room 5206. 


September 11th, 2018: Kevin Campbell, PhD Student in Eduardo Silva's Lab; Designing alginate hydrogel systems for potential therapeutic lymphangogenic applications.


September 12, 2017: Dr. Amir Kol; "Reguation of Oct4 Expression in Canine Pluripotent Stem Cells"

October 2, 2017: Dr. Paul Sheehy (University of Sydney); "Potential Applications of 3D Tissue Bioprinting in Veterinary Science"

November 14, 2017: Dr. Kevin Woolard; "Disseminated Glioma Stem Cells and Tumor Progression: The Hunger Games Hypothesis"

December 12, 2017: Dr. David Simpson; "Works in Progress: Isolation and Characterization of Exosomes Derivedfrom Canine Stem Cells"

January 9, 2018: Dr. Kent Leach; "Cell-secreted extracellular matrix: nature’s instruction manual for tissue formation and repair"

February 13, 2018: Dr. Mike Mientowski; Title TBA

March 2018Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Dr. Klearchos Papas (University of Arizonia). 

April 10, 2018: Dr. Dori Borjesson; Title TBA

May 8, 2018: Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Dr. Keith March (University of Florida)


September 20, 2016 (note date change): Dr. Aijun Wang; "Developing stem cell-based treatments for spina bifida before or after birth in animal models"

October 11, 2016: Works in Progress: Kaitlin Clark (Borjesson Lab) and Justin Madrigal (Silva Lab)

November 8, 2016: Dr. Dori Borjesson; "The Immunomodulatory Role of MSCs in Human and Feline Chronic Oral Inflammation"

December 13, 2016: Works in Progress - Riley Allen (Lewis Lab) and Natalia Vapniarasky (Athanasiou Lab)

January 20, 2017: Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Dr. Nucharin Songsasen (Smithsonian Institute)

February 2017: Yun Lin: "In vivo small animal imaging using positron emission tomography"

March 14, 2017: Dr. Fernando Fierro: "Improving MSC-based Therapies for Orthopedic Applications"

April 11, 2017: Dr. Amir Kol: "Canine Pluripotent Stem Cells - Current State and Future Plans"

May 16, 2017: Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Dr. Mark Weiss (Kansas State University) - "Clinical Translation of Cell Therapy". 12-1pm in 1043 Valley Hall

June 13, 2017: Dr. Rogerio Amorim (Visiting Scholar from Universidade Estadual Paulita): Title TBA


September 15, 2015 (note date change): Dr. Dori Borjesson; "The State of the VIRC"

October 13, 2015: Dr. Emily Mills-Ko; "Therapeutic Efficacy of Fresh, Autologous Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Severe Refractory Gingivostomatitis in Cats"

November 10, 2015: Ailsa Dalgliesh; "Magnesium Presence Prevents Removal of Nuclear-Associated Protein Antigens from Bovine Pericardium for Heart Valve Engineering"

December 10, 2015: Danielle Barberini; "Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Neruological Diseases in Horses"

January 12, 2016: Dake Hao; "Engineering Ariticfical Matrix Surface for Endothelial Cell Recruitment and Transplantation"

February 8, 2016: VIRC Distinguished Speaker Series, Valley Hall Room 1010; 12-1pm:
Dr. Jose Cibelli; "Lessons Learnt After 20 Years of Cloning Animals with Somatic Cells"

March 8, 2016: Johnathan Anderson; "Cellular SmartPhones: Secreted Vesicles and Disease"

April 5, 2016 (note date change): Katherine Gates: "Immunomics of Bovine Pericardium: a Current and Future Biomaterial"

May 16, 2016: VIRC Distinguished Speaker Series, Valley Hall Room 1010; 12-1pm:
Dr. Ke Cheng; "Stem Cells and Biomaterials for Heart and Lung Regeneration"

June 7, 2016 (Note date change): Dr. Kerstin von Pückler; "MR and CT tracking of canine adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells".  Visiting speaker from the University of Giessen, Germany

July 12, 2016: No Seminar

August 9, 2016: No Seminar