87th Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology
Stem Cells
May 31 - June 4, 2023
Poster Abstract Deadline: April 21, 2023


Terri Grodzicker, David Stewart & Bruce Stillman
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

We are pleased to host the 87th Cold Spring Harbor Symposium which will focus on Stem Cells. The Symposium will begin at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, May 31st, and end on Sunday June 4th at lunchtime.

The Symposium will include nine oral sessions (invited speakers only) and two poster sessions (submitted abstracts) providing a current synthesis of the enormous progress in our understanding of stem cell biology since the last Cold Spring Harbor Symposium on this topic in 2008. The annual Dorcas Cummings lecture will take place on Friday, June 2nd. Social events throughout the Symposium provide ample opportunity for informal interactions and will include a wine-and-cheese party, a picnic, cocktails and banquet, and departure brunch on Sunday June 4th.


Germ Cells
Embryonic & Trophoblast Stem Cells
Early Embryo Including Retrotransposons
Differentiation & Reprogramming
Organ Stem Cells
Hematopoietic/Immune System
Neural Stem Cells
Adult Stem Cells/Regeneration
Cancer Stem Cells
Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Organoids & Multicellular Organoids
Disease Models
Clinical Therapies

Invited Speakers:

Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences
Philip Benfey, Duke University & HHMI
Bradley Bernstein, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and Broad Institute
Benoit Bruneau,Gladstone Institutes
Bradley Cairns, Huntsman Cancer Institute
John Dick, University Health Network, Canada
Cedric Feschotte, Cornell University
Elaine Fuchs, HHMI, The Rockefeller University
Fred (Rusty) Gage, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Margaret Goodell, Baylor College of Medicine
Magdalena Götz, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany
Rana Gupta, Duke University
Jacob Hanna, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Konrad Hochedlinger, Massachusetts General Hospital
Meritxell Huch, Max Planck Institute of Mol Cell Bio & Genetics, Germany
Ryoichiro Kageyama, RIKEN Center for Brain Science, Japan
Juergen Knoblich, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Zach Lippman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Christian Mayer, National Cancer Institute
Guo-li Ming, University of Pennsylvania
Sean Morrison, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Christine Mummery, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
Ryuichi Nishinakamura, Kumamoto University, Japan
Nicolas Plachta, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Boris Reizis, NYU Langone Health
Nicolas Rivron, Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Ellen Rothenberg, California Institute of Technology
Mitinori Saitou, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Japan
Alejandro Sanchez Alvarado, Stowers Institute for Medical Research / HHMI
Anne Schaefer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and MPI, Germany
Patrick Seale, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Stephen Smale, University of California, Los Angeles
Nancy Speck, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Lorenz Studer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Takanori Takebe, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Elly Tanaka, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology Austria
Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla, Institute of Epigenetics & Stem Cells, Germany
David Tuveson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Timothy Wang, Columbia University
Irving Weissman, Stanford University
James Wells, Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Joanna Wysocka, Stanford University
Kenneth Zaret, University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz,  Caltech & University of Cambridge, UK
Leonard Zon, Boston Children's Hospital/HHMI

CSHL's Corporate Sponsor Program provides additional limited support for students and postdocs in need of financial support. Please apply in writing via email to Val Pakaluk and state your financial needs. Preference will be given to those who submit abstracts.

Social Media:

The designated hashtag for this meeting is #cshlsymp23. Note that you must obtain permission from an individual presenter before live-tweeting or discussing his/her talk, poster, or research results on social media. Click the Policies tab above to see our full Confidentiality & Reporting Policy.

This conference may be supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

Meeting sponsored in part by:

In-Person Fees:
Academic/Media Private Room/Private Bath: $1,705
Academic/Media Private Room/Shared Bath: $1,600
Academic Shared Room: $1,455
Academic/Media No-Housing: $1,085
Student /Double Occupancy: $1,355
Student /No Housing: $985
Corporate Private Room/Private Bath: $2,180
Corporate No-Housing: $1,560
*Student Housing is default double occupancy. Please inquire about availability and fees to upgrade to a private room.

NOTE: We cannot guarantee housing will be on campus.

Room packages close 2 weeks before the meeting start date.