Cornell University

As part of the university's commitment to economic development and outreach, CTL hosts a variety of events to create connections between the Cornell campuses, industry members, entrepreneurs, and investors.

Seminar and Social Hour™
March 5, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Belfer Research Building, 413 E. 69th St. New York, NY Conference Room 302 A & B

Open to: Weill Cornell students, staff and faculty.

Seminar and Social Hour: Reprogramming of Endothelial Cells for Disease Treatment

Vladislav Sandler from Weill Cornell Medical College’s Department of Medicine, along with his colleague Shahin Rafii, has developed a method of direct reprogramming of human endothelial cells (ECs) into functional hematopoietic multi-lineage progenitors (rEC-HMLPs), which could aid in bone marrow transplants (BMT). There are approximately 30,000 BMT’s performed in the US each year. One third of these transplants are allogeneic, and up to 70% percent of all patients needing an allogeneic bone marrow transplant are unable to have a BMT because a suitable bone marrow donor cannot be found.

Participants learned about this significant breakthrough in future treatment of hematologic diseases, and how finding new sources of cells might help to possibly eliminate the need of allogeneic bone marrow transplants.

Attendees enjoyed drinks and hors d'oeuvres.

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