Gates Summer Webinar Series

Seminars are an integral component of the Gates Summer Internship Program. In spite of having to cancel the 2020 on-campus program, we presented the Gates Summer Webinar Series virtually to our interns.

Please enjoy the webinars below, which feature GSIP mentors and other faculty investigators and clinicians, as they showcased their various career paths and discoveries. 

These presentations introduce diverse topics including cancer, ophthalmology, orthopedics, as well as stem cell and regenerative medicine.


DatePresenter Webinar TopicWebinar Recording

Jun. 4th

Joseph Brzezinski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

Joe Brzezinski

Stem Cell & Regenerative Approaches for Treating Eye Diseases

Watch Dr. Brzezinski's Webinar Recording

Jun. 11th

Holger Russ, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes & Department of Pediatrics

Holger Russ

Generating Functional Human Cells from Stem Cells to Model and Treat Autoimmune Diabetes

Watch Dr. Russ's Webinar Recording

Jun. 18th

Lori Walker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Cardiology

Lori Walker

The Fibroblast Secretome Drives Cardiomyocyte Dedifferentiation

Watch Dr. Walker's Webinar Recording

Jun. 25th

Jeffrey Jacot, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Bioengineering

Jeffrey Jacot

Cardiac Tissue Engineering

Watch Dr. Jacot's Webinar Recording
Jul. 9th

Stanca Birlea, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Dermatology



Methods to characterize the hair follicle melanocyte and keratinocyte precursors using a human model of vitiligo repigmentation


Watch Dr. Birlea's Webinar Recording

Jul. 16th

Kristine Sikora, Ph.D.

Director & Assistant Dean

Graduate School


Pathways to Translational Research and Medicine

Watch Dr. Sikora's Webinar Recording
Jul. 23rd

Jeffrey Moore, Ph.D.

Director & Associate Professor

Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development Program

Madison Rogers

GSIP Alumna & Ph.D. Student

Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development Program


Ph.D. Training in Biomedical Research

Watch Dr. Moore and Madison Rogers' Webinar Recording

Jul 30th

Jennifer Richer, Ph.D.


Department of Pathology 

Jennifer Richer

Androgen Receptor Supports an Anchorage-
Independent, Cancer Stem Cell-like Population in
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Watch Dr. Richer's Webinar Recording

Aug. 6th

Kristin Artinger, Ph.D.


Department of Craniofacial Biology 

Kristin Artinger (1)

Neural Crest Stem Cells in Development and Disease
Watch Dr. Artinger's Webinar Recording

Aug. 13th

Branden Salinas, Ph.D.


Gates Biomanufacturing Facility 

Branden SalinasIntroduction to cGMPWatch Dr. Salinas's Webinar Recording

Aug. 20th

Karin Payne, Ph.D.


Department of Orthopedics Assistant 

92991720_191007_karinpayne_webRegenerative Medicine Approaches for the
Treatment of Growth Plate Injuries

Presentation Only

Aug. 27thSenior Presentation 1: Ella Annest (Mentor - Dr. Mayumi Fujita) 

Senior Presentation 2: Chiara Dart (Mentor - Dr. Yiqun Shellman) 

12.3 Chiara Dart


Senior Presentation 1: NLRP1 Inflammasome in Melanoma

Senior Presentation 2: Therapeutic potential of 5-Azacitidine plus various BH3 Mimetics in melanoma

Watch GSIP 2020 Senior Presentation Webinars

Aug. 27th

Dennis Roop, Ph.D.


Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine 

Dennis Roop

Transformative Technologies in Medicine

Watch Dr. Roop's Webinar Recording