Are you eager to learn the most advanced academic research in biomedical field? Do you want to disclose the secret of the most popular bio-device company in the Bay Area? Are you curious about how to commercialize the product from the lab bench? Chinese-American Biopharmacuetical Society with ACSSS-Postdoc Department brings you the workshop – The New Wave of Therapy – Organ Transplantation & Bio-device. Three top notch scientist, CEO, and entrepreneur will take you to a journey of tech and business brainstorming. June 18th at Stanford LKS center, we are waiting for you!
Prof. Hiromitsu Nakauchi, Stanford University
Title: “Organs niche” for Generation of Functional Organs from iPS Cells
Ben Hwang, Chairman and CEO, Profusa. Inc.
Title: Know Thyself – How a Little Sensor That Works for More Than Two Years Can Change The
Way You Understand Your Body and Health
Andrew Lee, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Stem Cell Theranostics
Date: 2016-06- 18 Saturday
Time: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Location: Li Ka-Shing Center, LK130, Stanford, CA 94305
Registration Link: click here
Prof. Nakauchi obtained a M.D. from Yokohama City University School of Medicine and a Ph.D.
in immunology from University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine. He isolated CD8 genes
during his post-doc period at the Laboratory of Prof. Leonard Herzenberg at Stanford
University. After returning to Japan, he started working on hematopoietic stem cells in his
laboratory at RIKEN. In 1994, he became Professor of Immunology at the University of Tsukuba
where he demonstrated that a single hematopoietic stem cell could reconstitute the entire
hematopoietic system, a definitive experimental proof for the “stemness”. Since April 2002, he
has been a Professor of Stem Cell Therapy in the Institute of Medical Science at The University
of Tokyo (IMSUT). In 2008, he was appointed Director of newly established Center for Stem Cell
Biology and Regenerative Medicine at IMSUT. Just recently, he returned to Stanford University
as a faculty to continue his stem cell research at the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and
Regenerative Medicine. Goals of his work are to translate discoveries in basic research into
practical medical applications.
Ben currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Profusa, a company that
has created a wear-and- forget way to stream biochemical data from inside the body to a smart
device outside the body, truly transforming the way we measure health and wellness.
From his early exposure as an undergraduate research fellow at the lab of Leroy Hood at
Caltech, where the automated DNA sequencer was developed, to bringing cutting edge life
sciences tools to the market at Life Technologies Corporation (acquired by Thermo Fisher
Scientific, Inc.), Ben has seen first-hand the transformative impact that science and technology
have to change our world. Prior to Profusa, Ben served in a variety of leadership roles at Life
Technologies Corporation, including as President of the Asia Pacific Region and Head of the
qPCR Division. A former management consultant at McKinsey and Company, Ben earned his
M.A. and Ph.D. in Biology from the Johns Hopkins University.
Dr. Andrew Lee is a Co-Founder of Stem Cell Theranostics, Inc and was the company's founding
CEO before transitioning to Chief Scientific Officer. As an MD/PhD student at Stanford
University, Dr. Lee worked closely with Dr. Wu and Dr. Robbins, to develop the core disease
modeling technology that is the foundation of the company, publishing over 50 peer reviewed
research manuscripts on the use of stem cells for treatment of heart disease and drug
screening. Dr. Lee also the Co-Founder of StartX Med, the official Medical Innovation
Accelerator of Stanford University and Stanford Healthcare, which has 85+ portfolio companies
to date with cumulative funding of over $350M. His research has been supported by the
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the FDA, and the American Heart Association as well as
several of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies.
Hosted by: CABS and ACSSS-Postdoc Dept
Stanford student and postdoc or affiliates- FREE
CABS Member Access – FREE
Non Stanford/CABS Members – $20 (USD)
Registration Link: click here