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Dept. of Dermatology
Mail Code: L468R
Oregon Health & Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR 97239

Office: (503) 418-4273
Fax: (503) 418-4266

info(at)
montagnasymposium.org

Molly Kulesz-Martin, Ph.D.
Meeting Director

David Norris, M.D.
Jackie Bickenbach, Ph.D.
Meeting Directors Emeriti

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The 2015 Preliminary Program has been posted.
Registration is now open.

Topics for the 64th annual Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin, Harnessing Stem Cells to Reveal Novel Skin Biology and Disease Treatment, will include the following:

  • Properties of multi-cell types of stem cells in the skin
  • Microenvironment of stem cells in the skin
  • Stem cells in skin development and diseases
  • Genetic and epigenetic regulations of stem cells
  • Normal stem cell to cancer stem cell conversion
  • Stem cell-based therapies for skin diseases
  • Innovative technologies of reprogramming stem cells

Program Chairs
Xiao-Jing Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Pathology, University of Colorado Denver

Valerie Horsley, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University

Program Committee
Mayumi Ito, Ph.D.
Department of Dermatology, New York University

John McGrath, M.D.
St. John's Institute of Dermatology, Kings College London

Rui Yi, Ph.D.
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado Boulder

Returning to the Oregon Coast
Salishan Spa & Golf Resort
Gleneden Beach, Oregon
2.5 hours from Portland, Oregon

The Montagna Symposium on the Biology of Skin is supported by Grant Number 5 R13 AR009431 from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the National Institute on Aging.