2023 Triangle Regeneration Biology Symposium

Friday, October 6, 2023

UNC Friday Center

Details and Registration coming soon! 


Past Events

Triangle Regeneration Biology Symposium
October 27, 2022
Trent Seman’s Great Hall, Duke University Medical Center

Registration closes October 20!

Thank you to all of those who submitted abstracts for talks and posters. Although submissions are no longer being accepted, regular registration for meeting only attendance is open until October 20.

For those interested in participating, we will be having a bring or draw your own poster session from 4:30pm-6:00pm on the 6th Floor of Trent Semans. Please email Amy Jackson by October 20 to save your poster space!


11:30am-12:30pm Registration, Lunch (1st floor), Hang Posters
(6th Floor), Trent Semans

12:30pm-12:40pm Welcome and opening remarks: Ken Poss, Ph.D., Director, Duke Regeneration Center
Trent Semans Great Hall

Session One
Trent Semans Great Hall
Moderator: Archan Chakraborty

Ashley Brown, PhD

12:40pm-1:00pm Ashley Brown, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, UNC and NC State. Talk Title: Fibrin-engaging colloids for tissue repair



1:00pm-1:15pm Selected talk: Gary Gerlach, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow O’Brien Lab, UNC. Talk title: Uncovering the Podocyte Foot Process Proteome


Valentina Cigliola, PhD1:15pm-1:35pm Valentina Cigliola, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Poss Lab, Duke University School of Medicine.Talk Title: Deciphering innate mechanisms of spinal cord regeneration



1:35pm-1:50pm Selected talk: Fernando Alsina, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Silver Lab, Duke University School of Medicine. Talk Title: Dual regulation of RNA metabolism and cytoskeleton dynamics during neuronal maturation


Josh Currie, PhD1:50pm-2:10pm Josh Currie, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, Wake Forest University
Talk Title: Developing regeneration: from limb bud to blastema



2:10pm-2:30pm Coffee Break

Session Two
Trent Semans Great Hall
Moderator: Yueyuan Xu/Saratchandra Khumukcham

Alon Greenbaum2:30pm-2:50pm Alon Greenbaum, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering UNC Chapel Hill and NC State. Talk Title: Development of imaging techniques and in-vitro models to support drug delivery and cellular regeneration in the inner ear


2:50pm-3:05pm Selected talk: Ashley Rich, Ph.D. Postdoctoral Fellow Poss/DiTalia Lab Duke University School of Medicine. Talk Title: Dynamic ERK activity patterns process memory of skeletal size during zebrafish fin regeneration


3:05pm-3:20pm Selected talk: Helen Streff, Graduate student, Gersbach Lab, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering. Talk title: Epigenetic Engineering of Improved iPSC-derived Hepatocytes


3:20pm-3:35pm Selected talk: Rohan Bhattacharya, Graduate student, Musah Lab, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering. Talk title: SMAD2 Variants in Human iPS Cells Dysregulates Differentiation into Kidney Glomerular Podocytes


3:35pm-3:55pm Ravi Karra, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine
Talk Title: Myovascular coupling during heart regeneration and disease



4:00pm Closing remarks, Don Fox, Ph.D., DRC Co-Director

4:30pm-6:00pm Poster session and reception, 6th Floor Trent Semans- Bring a poster or draw your poster and enjoy the cocktail reception with heavy hors oeuvres, beer, and wine (free alcoholic drink tickets required and will be available at registration desk)


Duke Regeneration Center Chalk Talks for DRC Faculty:

October 19, 2022, 1pm LSRC C144. Speaker: Josh Huang, PhD. Registration required and seats limited. Talk title: “Programmable RNI Sensing for Cell Monitoring and Manipulation”

November 16, 2022. 1pm, LSRC C144. Speaker: Michel Bagnat, PhD. Registration required and seats limited.

December 14, 2022, 1pm, LSRC C144 Speaker: David A. Brown, M.D., Ph.D. Registration required and seats limited.