Dr. Deepak Srivastava is the President of the Gladstone Institutes and the International Society for Stem Cell Research, and the co-founder of Tenaya Therapeutics. His lab investigates the gene networks that guide cardiogenesis by developing models of heart disease using patient-derived iPSCs and CRISPR technology.
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Dr. Todd McDevitt is a Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institutes and a Program Director and Professor at UCSF. His research focuses on engineering 3D, multicellular systems that can be used to study principles of stem cell and developmental biology.
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Dr. Camilla Forsberg is the Co-Director of the Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells, and a Professor of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her lab seeks to understand the molecular determinants of hematopoietic stem cell fate decisions.
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Dr. Peter Zandstra is the Director of the School of Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. His lab applyies engineering design principles, computational modeling, and fundamental stem cell biology to study the mechanisms that control stem cell fate, and to develop technologies for the propagation of stem cells and their derivatives.
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Dr. Celina Juliano is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Davis. Her lab studies development and regeneration in the aquatic animal Hydra, which undergoes continual self-renewal, lacks senescence and has incredible regenerative capabilities.
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