WSCS Poster Forum

2020 Poster Forum Winners

January 24, 2020

Registered attendees submitted abstracts in all areas of science, medicine, business, finance, regulation and law, ethics, policy, communications, and other topics related to the societal impact of cell and gene therapy and the regenerative medicine field.

Development of Human Brain Spheroid with Functional Brain Barrier for High-Thoughput Nuerotoxicity Screening and Disease Modeling

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine – Goodwell Nzou, Robert T. Wicks, Elizabeth E. Wicks, Stephanie A. Seale, Caroline H. Sane, Andrew Chen, Sean V. Murphy, Jon D. Jackson, Anthony Atala

Science in Elementary Schools – Bringing Awareness of Regenerative Medicine to 3rd-8th Grade Classrooms

Mayo Clinic – Tyleer Jarvis, Steven Herber, Christian Rosenow, Joshua Spegman, Jake Besh-Stokes, Saranya Wyles, MD, PhD. Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ; Department of Dermatology Rochester, MN; Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine, Rochester, MN.

2019 Poster Winners

Last year posters were assessed based on creativity, scientific method, contribution to science and/or medicine and communicative power.

The top posters at last year’s summit were:


2019 Poster Award Recipient Hala Gabr with Alan Jakimo, JD
  • CRISPR- mediated Gene Modification of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Beta Thalassemia IVS1-110 Mutation By Wael Aboelkheir and Hala Gabr from Military Medical Academy Egypt
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocyte Proliferation is Enhanced by Co-Culture Female Mesenchymal Stem Cells through Activation of WNT Pathway by Amarylis Wanschel, Alessandro G. Salerno, Konstantinos E. Hatzistergos, Ivonne H. Schulman, Wayne Balkan, Joshua M. Hare, Marilia S. Zuttion, and Yu Wendou from University of Miami
  • Validation of an Axonal Injury Model by Scanning Electron Microscopy Imaging by AnnaLisa V. Wilson and Victorio M. Pozo Devoto from Meharry Medical College.

Last year the WSCS Poster Forum was overseen by Tina Belle of AlphaMed Press; Joshua Hunsberger, PhD, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine; and Alan L. Jakimo, RMF Senior Public Policy Research Fellow.

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