Skeletal Muscle Satellite Cells and Regeneration

Conference Summary

The overall scientific objective of this SRC is to provide a forum for cutting-edge work in muscle satellite and stem cells, including regulatory mechanisms controlling normal and abnormal functions of muscle stem cells in regeneration, homeostasis, hypertrophy, aging and disease. It is the only conference specifically focused on muscle satellite cells and regeneration, in spite of the recent emergence of muscle stem cells as arguably one of the most accessible and well-established stem cell models available for investigating stem cell quiescence and heterogeneity, tissue growth, regeneration, aging and disease.  This SRC attracts investigators in related fields who are interested in the rapid advances in muscle stem cell research, and interdisciplinary interactions are an important draw of this meeting.

Scheduled sessions include: Satellite cell lineage specification & progression; Extracellular signaling; Intracellular signaling; Roles of MRF & PAX transcription; Chromatin and transcription; Noncanonical satellite/stem cells; Disease and aging; and Translation and industry. Work presented by invited speakers will be largely unpublished, making this meeting an excellent opportunity to gain a current perspective on work being done across the field.  

The meeting will be held in Keystone, CO, which is known for its beautiful summer weather and diverse opportunities to enjoy the outdoors in the mountains.

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Important Deadlines:   Early Bird: June 9, 2016         Last Day to Register: June 24, 2016  


  • Cutting-edge, unpublished research covering a broad range of topics in muscle stem cell development, maintenance, activity, function and dysfunction.
  • Excellent opportunities for interaction among all career stages as well as academia and industry, in an informal and collegial environment.
  • Multiple poster sessions as well as short talks chosen from submitted abstracts present opportunities for attendees to present and discuss their work.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Sir John Gurdon
The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Conference Organizers

D Cornelison
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO


Robert Krauss
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY


Jyotsna Dhawan
Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology
Hyderabad, India


Conference Staff

Trina Eacho, Conference Coordinator
Pippa O'Shea, Conference Assistant

Contact us:
Email:  src@faseb.org   Phone: 1.301.634.7010 

Date & Location

Date: July 24-29, 2016
Location: Keystone Resort Conference Center
                 0633 Tennis Club Rd
                 Dillon, CO

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

Keystone is approximately 50 minutes from Denver; and the Denver International Airport (DEN) is 90 miles east of Keystone via Interstate 70.  DEN is a nonstop destination for over 21 national and international carriers. Vale/Eagle County Airport (EGE) is 65 miles west of Keystone. Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is 109 miles from Keystone.

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Official Conference Lodging

Keystone Lodge & Spa
22010 US Highway 6
Keystone, CO

Keystone Lodge & Spa is a quiet ski lodge set in beautiful Keystone. The ‘lazy days of summer’ is a relative term at Keystone. Experience what the Rocky Mountain's have to offer all in one place.  Nearly sixty miles of trails - from scenic singletrack to screaming downhill runs - provide some of the best mountain biking in the country.  And then, of course, there’s all the hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, festivals, films, concerts, and so much more to do.

If you request a single or a double occupancy room, the registration fee covers 5 nights of lodging (Sunday through Thursday night, checkout Friday morning). A credit card will be required upon check-in for incidental expenses (i.e. in-room movies, room service, etc.)

If you plan to arrive early or stay beyond the conference dates, you must make your own reservations for the extra nights you require. You are responsible for payment upon check-out.

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