State-of-the-Art Speakers

Thomas E. Starzl State-of-the-Art Lecture

Jay A. Fishman, MD

Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases and Compromised Host Program
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)

Presentation Title: Infection in Transplantation: What Have We Learned From Pigs?

Sunday, June 4, 2023
11:00 - 11:30 am PT

Jay A. Fishman, M.D. is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Transplant Infectious Diseases and Compromised Host Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Associate Director of the MGH Transplant Center. Dr. Fishman completed Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease training at MGH, and postdoctoral fellowships in Molecular Biology and Genetics at Harvard Medical School.  He founded the Transplant Infectious Disease and Immunocompromised Host Program to provide lifelong care for solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients and other immunocompromised hosts.  With his background in immunology, virology and molecular biology, Dr. Fishman has helped to define infectious risks and preventative strategies in organ transplantation and in xenotransplantation, notably the role of porcine endogenous retrovirus and porcine cytomegalovirus. He has over 300 peer-reviewed publications. He is Past-President of the American Society of Transplantation and Councilor of the International Xenotransplantation Association, Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American Society of Transplantation, and Infectious Disease Society of America.

Paul I. Terasaki State-of-the-Art Lecture

Sponsored by the Terasaki Innovation Center

Hiro Nakauchi MD, PhD

Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine

Presentation Title: Growing Organs In Vivo: iPS Cell-derived Xeno-created Organs for Transplantation

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
12:00 - 12:30 pm PT

Hiromitsu Nakauchi, M.D., Ph.D., Professor, Department of Genetics and the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. Hiro Nakauchi is recognized as a pioneer in the field of stem cell research and single cell biology. He demonstrated that a single hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) can reconstitute the entire blood-lymphatic system of irradiated (HSC-removed) mice. His experience in HSC research led to the idea of “organ niche” and successfully created a rat pancreas in mice, a groundbreaking demonstration of cross-species organogenesis. His research focuses on linking discoveries in stem cell biology, immunology, molecular biology and developmental engineering to effective stem cell therapies.