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2024 Sanford Stem Cell Institute Symposium

The Sanford Stem Cell Institute Symposium is a two-day multidisciplinary event highlighting recent breakthroughs in regenerative medicine. 


This annual meeting brings together research and clinical experts to advance translational applications of stem cell medicine.

This Symposium aims to bring together stakeholders from academia, industry, government, and the public to discuss developments in the field for turning stem cell-based therapies into approved products for patients in need. The program will highlight stem cell regeneration in several disease areas and will include interactive discussion panels regarding stem cell publishing, stem cell clinical trials, and stem cells in space and other industries.  

October 17, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. PT

October 18, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. PT

Interested UC San Diego investigators, their research teams, academic collaborators, the scientific community, and the public are encouraged to attend.

Hosted by:

Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD, Director, Sanford Stem Cell Institute and Chief of the Division of Regenerative Medicine


Amander Clark, PhD, Director, UCLA Center for Reproductive Science Health and Education

Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD, Professor Emerita, Morris Herzstein Endowed Chair, Biology & Biophysics, UC San Francisco

John Dick, PhD, FRS, Senior Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, University Professor, University of Toronto, Professor, Dept of Molecular Genetics

Thomas R. Cech, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Registration Opens Summer 2024



Industry leaders and companies are invited to sponsor and attend the annual Symposium. Sponsorship levels are shown below. Please download available Sponsorhip Packages here, or contact Patrick Chang ( for more information.