22q11 Deletion Syndrome Symposium

The Pediatric Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine in conjunction with the Stanford Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine, a joint initiative of the Stanford University School of MedicineStanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health, held the inaugural 22q11 Deletion Syndrome Symposium on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Quadrus Conference Center.

Because the Chromosome 22q11 deletion affects multiple systems, speakers addressed the genetics, cardiac, immunological and neuropsychological manifestations of the syndrome. The presentations ranged from molecular and cell biology to studies of developmental biology, clinical manifestations, and yet to be tested therapies. 

The Symposium engendered a cross-disciplinary exploration of 22q11 Deletion Syndrome by the following speakers: 

Kathleen Angkustsiri  – University of California, Davis

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Child Development and Behavior)

Antonio Baldini – Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (University of Naples Federico II)

Professore Ordinario, Chiara Fama of Biochemical and Biotechnological Medicine (Molecular Biology)

Jon Bernstein – Stanford University

Associate Program Director of Stanford Medical Genetics Residency Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Genetics) and, by courtesy, Genetics

Gay M. Crooks – University of California, Los Angeles

Director of the Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program in the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Co-Director of the Broad Stem Cell Research Center
Rebecca Smith Endowed Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and of Pediatrics

Ricardo E. Dolmetsch – Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Global Head of Neuroscience, Novartis Institute for BioMedical Research

Joachim Hallmayer – Stanford University

Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)

Georg Holländer – Oxford University & University of Basel

Head of Research of Division of Children's and Women's Services (Oxford University)
Action Research Professor of Pediatrics (Oxford University)
Professor of Pediatric Immunology (University of Basel)

James Priest – Stanford University

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology)

Maria Grazia Roncarolo - Stanford University

Chief of the Pediatric Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
Director of the Center for Definitive and Curative Medicine (CDCM)
Co-Director of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Co-Director of the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases
George D. Smith Endowed Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation)

Vittorio Sebastiano – Stanford University

Director of Transgenic Knockout and Tumor Model Service (TKTC) in the Stanford Cancer Institute
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology)


Alexander Eckehart Urban –Stanford University

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and of Genetics

Katja G. Weinacht – Stanford University

Attending Physician in Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine)

Kenneth Weinberg – Stanford University

Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Endowed Professor of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine)

Sean Wu – Stanford University

Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics

Joanna Wysocka – Stanford University

Professor of Chemical and Systems Biology and of Developmental Biology

For further information please contact:

Jennifer Howard
Project Manager

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