Tissue Plasticity: Preservation and Alteration of Cellular Identity

Ophir Klein, Ramesh A. Shivdasani & Stacey S. Huppert
October 4-7, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton – Park City, UT
The conference represents a unique opportunity for researchers in diverse fields to visit evolving concepts in cellular plasticity and the molecular mechanisms and physiological consequences of altered adult cell identity in vivo. Alterations in cell fate can be harnessed to treat disease, but uncontrolled plasticity can destabilize cell commitment and contribute toward neoplasia. The cellular and molecular underpinnings of cellular plasticity provide insights into disease processes and enable new therapies. This conference will explore the diverse mechanisms that underlie plasticity in different tissues and contexts. By bringing together leading scientists in stem cell, developmental, regenerative, and cancer biology, this interdisciplinary conference will highlight common principles and unique features of cellular plasticity in different tissues and examine the therapeutic potential of this process.