Nerem Lecturer

The University of Chicago

Presentation Title: Biomolecular Engineering in Regenerative Medicine and Immunotherapies

History of Nerem Lecturer

The Nerem Lecturer gives the final keystone presentation of the Regenerative Medicine Workshop. The lecture series was started in 2012 as a way to honor workshop founder and regenerative medicine pioneer Bob Nerem. An endowment set up by Nerem’s friends brings world-renowned researchers to deliver the annual cutting-edge presentation, and enjoy the workshop.


Past Speakers

2012 George Daly, M.D., Ph.D. - Harvard Stem Cell Institute
2013 Robert Lanza, M.D. - Advanced Cell Technology
2014 Douglas Lauffenburger, Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015 Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Ph.D. - Columbia University
2016 Linda Griffith, Ph.D. - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Keynote Speakers

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Production and Utilization of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-derived Photoreceptors for the Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Diseases

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease/National Institutes of Health

Imaging the Immune System: Insights and Lessons for Regenerative Medicine

Duke University

Genome and Epigenome Editing for Gene Therapy and Cell Programming

Tufts University

Rewriting Pattern Memories: Harnessing Bioelectric Signaling for Transformative Applications in Regenerative Medicine

Imperial College of London

Exploring and Engineering the Cell Material Interface for Regenerative Medicine


Organ-on-chip Systems to Model Human Disease

Harvard Medical School

Towards Cell- and Gene-based Therapies for Muscle Degenerative Disease

Duke University

Biomimetic Patterning to Control Cell Behaviors