Cold Spring Harbor Short Course: Mouse Development, Stem Cells, and Cancer

Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island, USA

Mouse Development, Stem Cells & Cancer

June 3 - 22, 2020
Application & Materials Deadline: March 1, 2020


Tamara Caspary, Emory University School of Medicine
Camilla Forsberg, University of California Santa Cruz 


Diana Laird, University of California San Francisco
Francesca Mariani, University of Southern California

See the roll of honor - who has taken the course in the past.

This intensive lecture and laboratory course is designed for scientists, typically at the early principal investigator, postdoctoral or graduate stages, interested in using mouse models to study mammalian development, stem cells and cancer. The lecture portion of the course, taught by leaders in the field, provides the conceptual basis for contemporary research in embryogenesis, organogenesis in development and disease, embryonic, adult and induced pluripotent stem cells and cancer biology.

The laboratory and workshop portions of the course provide hands-on introduction to engineering of mouse models, stem cell technologies and tissue analyses. 

Experimental techniques include:
  • CRISPR/Cas9 in embryos

  • Zygote microinjection and embryo transfer

  • Isolation, culture, manipulation of pre and post-implantation embryos

  • Embryo electroporation

  • Embryo roller bottle culture

  • Sperm cryopreservation

  • in vitro fertilization

  • Culture of mouse embryonic stem cells and fibroblasts

  • Synthetic embryo generation

  • Vibratome and cryosectioning

  • in situ RNA hybridization chain reaction

  • Immunostaining

  • Multicolor flow cytometry

  • Organ explant culture & fluorescent live imaging

  • Skeletal preparation

  • Hematopoietic stem cell transplant

2020 Speakers Include:
Benjamin Allen, University of Michigan
Matt Anderson, National Cancer Institute
Maria Barna, Stanford University
Richard Behringer, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Blanche Capel, Duke University
Cristina Cebrián, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Francesca Cole, MD Anderson Cancer Center
José Antonio Enríquez Domínguez, Centro Nacional de Investigaciónes Cardiovasculares Carlos III, Spain
Anna-Katarina Hadjantonakis, Sloan Kettering Institute
Brigid Hogan, Duke University School of Medicine
Anne Ferguson-Smith, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Scott Fraser, University of Southern California
Jesse Mager, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sean Morrison, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Steven Munger, The Jackson Laboratory
Nadia Rosenthal, The Jackson Laboratory 
Paul Trainor, Stowers Institute for Medical Research
Yojiro Yamanaka, McGill University, Canada
George Yancopoulos, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals


To submit your meeting or course, please contact Chris Barry



Science Communications & Education Manager