Oct 19th, 2012 | Austin, Texas

3rd Annual Stem Cell Research Symposium Spotlight on Texas

October 19th, 2012 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Co-Hosted By Texans for Stem Cell Research & Texas Cures Education Foundation

Produced By Texas Cures

The Texas Capitol 1100 Congress Street Austin, TX 78701

Auditorium (E1.004)

This Event is Free and Open to the Public

RSVP on our Official Registration Site


2012 Featured Speakers:


Terry Clower, PhD  Professor, Director of Center for Economic Development and Research University of North Texas (Denton, Texas) (Michael Semen, Urban Planning and Public Policy Program University of Texas at Arlington)

William K. Decker, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Pathology and Immunology Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas)

Ali Denktas M.D., FACC, FSCAI Assistant Professor of Medicine, (Cardiology) The University of Texas Medical School at Houston (Houston, Texas)

Randal F. Dryer, MD Central Texas Spine Institute, LLP (Austin, Texas)

Roger Gammon, MD Medical Director of Research Interventional Cardiologist Austin Heart, PLLC (Austin, Texas)

Adrian Gee, MI Biol, PhD Professor Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics Section of Hematology-Oncology Baylor College of Medicine Director, Clinical Applications Lab Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (Austin, Texas)

Jim Henson, PhD Lecturer, Department of Government Director, Texas Politics Project Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts The University of Texas at Austin (Austin, Texas)

Jenny Hsieh, PhD Department of Molecular Biology UT Southwestern Medical School (Dallas, Texas)

Paul S. Knoepfler, PhD Associate Professor Cell Biology & Human Anatomy Genome Center, Cancer Center Institute for Regenerative Cures School of Medicine University of California, Davis (Davis, California)

Mary Pat Moyer, PhD Founder, President, CEO and Chief Science Officer, INCELL Corporation, LLC Founder, CEO and Technical Advisor, TEKSA Innovations Corp. Adjunct Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas).

James F. Martin, M.D., Ph.D. Vivian L. Smith Professor of Regenerative Medicine, Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Baylor College of Medicine and Director Cardiomyocyte Renewal Laboratory Texas Heart Institute (Houston, Texas)

Darwin J. Prockop, MD, PhD FACC  Professor, Deptartment of Molecular and Cellular Medicine, Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, College of Medicine at Scott & White (Temple, TX)

Sean I. Savitz, MD Professor, Department of Neurology, Director,  Stroke Program Director, UT Stroke Regenerative Medicine Program, University of Texas Medical School at Houston (Houston, Texas)

Jay W. Schneider, MD, PhD  Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine- Cardiology University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (Dallas, Texas)

Doris A. Taylor, PhD, FAHA, FACC Director, Regenerative Medicine Research Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital Texas Medical Center Houston, Texas

James T. Willerson, MD, FACC President and Medical Director:Texas Heart Institute, Edward Randall III Professor in Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center (Houston, Texas)

Paul Wong, PhD Professor Science Park – Research Division Professor, Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis, Science Park-Research Division, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX Adjunct Professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (Smithville, TX)



The 3rd Annual Stem Cell Research Symposium celebrates the final program of the

2012 Texans for Stem Cell Research Learn for Life Education Series and is

produced by Texas Cures Education Foundation.




Special Thank you to Senator Kirk Watson For his unwavering support of our education efforts in Texas. Senator Watson sponsored our use of The Texas Capitol Extension auditorium for this historic event.


Supporting Organizations

The 3rd Annual Event was organized to coincide with Stem Cell Awareness Day 2012

October 3rd, 2012

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