16th Annual HSCI Retreat


Thursday, May 20, 2021, 10:00am to 2:00pm


Virtual, via Zoom - register to receive the link via email

To register for this free event for the HSCI research community, please CLICK HERE.

TRAINEES! Submit an abstract highlighting your latest research. You may be selected to deliver an oral presentation at the Retreat with a chance to score a cash prize!

Click here to submit an abstract by the deadline of Thursday, May 6, 2021.


Jonathan Hoggatt (MGH) and Zhixun Dou (MGH)

9:50 – 10:00 a.m.

WELCOME | Brock Reeve, Harvard Stem Cell Institute

10:00 – 10:20 a.m.

Jason Buenrostro, PhD | HSCRB
Single-cell Epigenomics: Gene regulation at unprecedented resolution

10:20 – 10:50 a.m.

Trainee Presentations (4, selected from abstracts sent in advance)

10:50 – 11:00 a.m.

Audience votes for top trainee presentation | Break

11:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Walter Matweychuk, PhD | REBT
Changing What You Can Change and Accepting What You Cannot During Times of Adversity

11:30 a.m. – Noon

Anne Brunet, PhD | Stanford University
Mechanisms of aging and regeneration

Noon – 12:15 p.m.

Award Presentations


Jessica Whited, PhD | Recipient, 2020 Barry Family HSCI Innovation Award for Early-Career Investigators


2021 Barry Award recipient introduced to community

12:15 – 12:25 p.m.

Break | Lunch

12:25 – 12:55 p.m.

Jennifer Adair, PhD | Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery to hematopoietic stem cells

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.

James (Jay) Bradner, MD | Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research
Cell and Gene Therapies: The Novartis Experience and Outlook

1:50 – 2 p.m. Top Trainee Award presentation (cash prizes)


See also: Annual Retreat