ISSCR Poster Awards

Each year at the annual meeting, the ISSCR presents Poster Awards to six Trainee members selected from over 700 eligible posters. The winners receive a $250.00 stipend, a one-year subscription to Cell Stem Cell and Current Protocols in Stem Cell Research, and complimentary registration to ISSCR's annual meeting the following year. 

2014 Betty Jean Ogawa Poster Awards

This year at the ISSCR 12th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, the ISSCR Poster Awards were renamed to honor the late Betty Jean Ogawa, Global Advisory Council member and long-time supporter of the ISSCR. In addition to the prizes named above, the winners also received a travel package to attend the ISSCR 13th Annual Meeting, June 24-27, 2015, in Stockholm, Sweden.

Joel Blanchard
The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA
DEPROGRAMMING REPROGRAMMING: UNCOVERING MECHANISMS AND INDUCERS OF PLURIPOTENCY VIA COMBINATORIAL ANTIBODY SCREENING

Maria Carolina Florian
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Boston, MA, USA
WNT5A/NOTCH SIGNALING AFFECTS HEMATOPOIETIC STEM CELL AGING AND SYMMETRIC/ASYMMETRIC DIVISION

Courteney Kwok-Wynne Lai
Terry Fox Laboratory, BC Cancer Agency Research Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
CELL FATE DECISIONS IN MALIGNANT HEMATOPOIESIS: LEUKEMIA PHENOTYPE IS DETERMINED BY DISTINCT FUNCTIONAL DOMAINS OF THE MN1 ONCOGENE

Chih-Jen Lin
Center for Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
HIRA-MEDIATED H3.3 INCORPORATION IS REQUIRED FOR DNA REPLICATION AND RIBOSOMAL RNA TRANSCRIPTION IN THE MOUSE ZYGOTE

Minoru Takasato
Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
DIRECTING HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL DIFFERENTIATION TOWARDS A RENAL LINEAGE GENERATES A SELF-ORGANIZING KIDNEY.

Vionnie Yu
Institute of Molecular Medicine and Stem Cell Aging, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany
BONE CELLS GOVERN T LYMPHOPOIESIS BY REGULATING THYMIC EMIGRANTS FROM BONE MARROW

2013 Junior Investigator Poster Awards

Yossi Buganim
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Reprogramming to Pluripotency by SAL4, NANOG, ESRRB and LIN28 Produces High Quality iPSCs with HIgh Success Rate and Defines a Molecular Signature of iPSC Developmental Competence

Walid Khaled
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
BCL11A: a Novel Breast Cancer Gene Which PLays a Critical Role in Mammary Stem Cells and Suppresses p53

Michelle Lin
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA
Angiopoientin-like Protein Receptors Stimulate HSC Development Through Direct Interaction with Notch

Benoit Sorre
The Rockefeller University, New York, USA
Encoding of Temporal Signals by the TGF-β Pathway and Implications for Cell Fate Decisions

Christina Theodoris
University of California, San Francisco, USA
iPSC-based Modeling of Human Notch1 Mutations Reveals Novel Pathways Regulating Calcific Aortic Valve Disease

Meng Zhao
Stowers Institute for Medical Research, USA
Megakaryocytes Serve as a Stress Response Niche to Support Hematopoietic Stem Cell Recovery Following Myeloablative Therapy