Abraham Spector Prize Lecture and Symposium
The Ninth Abraham Spector Prize Lecture and Symposium sponsored by the Department of Ophthalmology and the Department of Stem Cell Initiative will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023 from 1:30pm-5:30pm. The symposium is a tribute and celebration of Abraham Spector, Ph.D., a longtime leader in the eye research field. Dr. Spector’s laboratory was internationally recognized for its work on the lens of the eye and his research earned him many awards including the Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, The Proctor Medal of ARVO, honorary doctorates, and significant research awards. The program includes presentations from:
Jennifer J. Trowbridge, Ph.D.
Professor and Dattels Family Endowed Chair
The Jackson Laboratory
“Hematopoietic Stem Cell-intrinsic and -extrinsic Contribution to Aging and Clonal Hematopoiesis”
Ömer H. Yilmaz, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Koch Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Dietary Control of Stem Cells in Physiology and Disease”
Emmanuelle Passegué, Ph.D.
Alumni endowed Professor of Genetics & Development
Director of the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
“Understanding Hematopoietic Stem Cell Aging”
Thomas A. Rando, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Broad Stem Cell Research Center
University of California, Los Angeles
“Epigenetic Drivers of Stem Cell Aging and Rejuvenation”
This is a hybrid event. If you wish to attend virtually, join us on zoom:
Webinar ID: 915 2700 8775 I Passcode: 772400 I Telephone Dial: 212-225-8997
Department of Opthalmology