Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for
Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases
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5th Annual Gene Therapy Symposium for Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases
Focus Topic: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
November 1-3, 2006 - Sonoma, California

Student/Fellow Presentations


Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

Tomoko Doki
Vanessa Gabrovsky

Tomoko Doki, M.D.
(Childrens Hospital Los Angeles)
“Intragraft and Immunological Changes Associated with the Induction of Tolerance to Heart Grafts by Gene Transfer using Lentiviral Vectors”

Vanessa Gabrovsky, M.A.
(Stanford University)
“PhiC31 Integrase Mutants for Non-viral Gene Therapy of Hemophilia A”
Joanne Huang
Jarrod Johnson
Joanne Huang, B.S.
(University of California, Davis)
“Raman Spectroscopic Profiles and 64Cu-PTSM Labeling of Stem and Progenitor Cells”
Jarrod S. Johnson, B.S.
(University of North Carolina)
“Elucidating Capsid Components and Cellular Parameters that Control Adeno-Associated Virus Infection of Human Airway Progenitor Epithelia”

Njeri Maina
Melissa McHale
Njeri C. Maina , B.S.
(Indiana University/University of Florida)
“AAV-Mediated Beta-globin Gene Transfer: The Combined Use of Self-Complementary Vectors and the Parvovirus B19p6 Significantly Augments Transgene Expression”
Melissa K. McHale, M.S.
(Rice University)
“Tunable Hydrogel System for the Development of Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts”
Christina Pacak
David Salvay
Christina A. Pacak, Ph.D.
(University of Florida)
“AAV9-Mediated Intravenous Gene Delivery Corrects the Cardiac Phenotype in a Mouse Model of Pompe Disease”
David M. Salvay, M.S.
(Northwestern University)
“Microporous Scaffolds Used as Vehicles for Islet Transplantation and Gene Delivery”


Friday, November 3rd, 2006


Michael Butt
Jamie Case
Michael J. Butt, BSc.
(University of British Columbia)
“Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition During Fetal Urinary Tract Obstruction: Evidence of a Renal Collecting Duct Progenitor?”

Jamie Case, Ph.D.
(Indiana University)
“CD34+AC133+VEGFR-2+ Cells Are Primitive Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells, Not Functional Endothelial Progenitor Cells”
Yuyou Duan
Jidong Fu
Yuyou Duan, Ph.D.
(University of California, Davis)
"Hepatic Differentiation of Human Embryonic Stem Cells In Vitro and In Vivo Using Lentivirus Vector Systems”
Jidong Fu, Ph.D.
(University of California, Davis)
“Genetically-Driven Maturation of Embryonic Stem Cell-Derived Cardiomyocytes for Therapies”
Elizabeth LaGuardia
Laura Shih
Elizabeth LaGuardia, M.D.
(Childrens Hospital Los Angeles)
“Use of Lineage-Directed Lentiviral Vectors in Human Embryonic Stem Cells”
Laura B. Shih, B.S.
(University of California, Davis)
“Regeneration of Airway Epithelium by Embryonic Stem Cells”
Basha Stankovich
Louisa Wirthlin

Basha L. Stankovich, M.S.
(University of California, Merced)
“Adhesion Molecule Expression in Embryoid Body Differentiation”

Louisa Wirthlin, B.A.
(Washington University)
“Transplantation of Human Aldehyde Dehydrogenase Expressing Cells Leads to Widespread Tissue Distribution of Donor Cells in the Pancreas and Liver of NOD/SCID/MPSVII Mice”