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Stem Cells, Tissue Plasticity, and Regenerative Biology

Organized by Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, Ph.D., Tatjana Piotrowski, Ph.D., Linheng Li, Ph.D.

Oct 11-132023

Kansas City, MO

Stowers Research Conferences are biennial meetings that employ an innovative trainee-centered approach to inspire creative thought and collaboration in the biological sciences.

Drawing on a diversity of experimental systems, the 2023 Stem Cells, Tissue Plasticity, and Regenerative Biology meeting will feature a broad range of perspectives on stem cell dynamics in development, homeostasis, and regeneration. We are excited to bring together thought leaders in this fascinating area of research to share new ideas, discover common themes, and forge new relationships.

Invited Speakers

Jürgen Knoblich

Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (Keynote)

Allan Spradling

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Carnegie Science (Keynote)

David Scadden

Harvard University (Keynote)

Sandra Pinho

The University of Illinois at Chicago

Timothy Wang

Columbia University

Richard Locksley

University of California San Francisco

Sara A. Wickström

Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, University of Helsinki

Ana Martin-Villalba

German Cancer Research Center

Simón Méndez-Ferrer

University of Cambridge

Andy Groves

Baylor College of Medicine

Mayssa Mokalled

Washington University School of Medicine

2023 Program

Stem Cells, Tissue Plasticity, and Regenerative Biology Program

View the complete program for #SRCKC23

Conference Venue

Stowers Institute

Our 10-acre campus is situated in the heart of Kansas City. Located next to the University of Missouri-Kansas City and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, our members are part of an academic neighborhood. You can immerse yourself in the arts, visit landmarks such as the Linda Hall Scientific Research Library, and find inspiration to fuel creative thinking.

At the Stowers Institute you are also within walking distance to Loose Park, the Trolley Trail, the Brookside Neighborhood, and the Country Club Plaza. You have convenient access to some of the best coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping the city has to offer.

Our Research Campus
Tall buildings and streets in a city downtown.

Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City may be located in the heart of the country, but it’s certainly not flyover country. Known fondly as the “City of Fountains” and “The Paris of the Plains,” you’ll fall in love with Kansas City’s unique architecture, stunning beauty, and dynamic culture. Thanks to explosive growth in the past decade and a strong sense of Midwest pride, more than 2 million people call Greater Kansas City home, making it one of the top 30 most populated metros in the U.S., situated conveniently between both coasts.

Conference schedule and speaker line-up

A full conference itinerary and a preview of each session for Stem and Regenerative Biology (subject to change)

Learn more here

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Bringing together scientists from across the world. Inspiring collaborations that result in significant scientific findings.

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Essential Meeting Information


Stowers Institute for Medical Research – 1000 E. 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110. For turn-by-turn directions to the Institute from where you are, click here.


Registration & Poster set up will start on Wednesday, October 11th at 2pm. Opening remarks and announcements will begin promptly at 3:30pm followed by the first keynote talk at 3:45pm. This day will conclude with an off-site Welcome Party at the Linda Hall Library

Nearest Airport: Kansas City International Airport


Book at the Courtyard Country Club Plaza by 09/26/2023 to receive a special group rate. There are several other nearby hotels located within 2 miles of the institute.


Visitor parking is available in the parking structure located between the Administration Building (to your right as you enter the campus) and the Research Building (to your left). Please, park on the 5th floor of the parking garage and take the elevator down to the 1st floor to enter the Research Building.

Speakers and Sessions: A full list of speakers is available above


The conference will be a 2.5-day meeting starting in the afternoon on Wednesday, October 11th and ending in the evening on Friday, October 13th. A more detailed agenda will be posted as the meeting approaches.

Registration costs

•Undergraduate / Graduate Student - $100 USD

•Postdoc / Senior Researcher / Faculty / Stowers Member / Other - $250 USD

(Includes: welcome party, scientific sessions and program book, coffee/snacks, Thursday dinner, and closing reception)

Registration deadline: October 6, 2023

Abstract Submission

Everyone is welcome to submit an abstract. On the submission form, you may choose to be considered for a short talk. There will be 14 talks chosen from abstracts. Remaining abstract submitters will be invited to present a poster at one of two poster sessions.

Abstract Deadline: September 22, 2023

Poster Dimensions

All posters should be horizontal in orientation.

Maximum poster dimensions: Width – 6 ft. (182 cm), Height – 4 ft. (121 cm)

Shipping and Printing

Local FedEx Office – 554 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO 64111 US 

International Attendees

Send requests for Visa letters to Registration is required prior to issuing the Visa letter.


The meeting will conclude with an on-site closing reception on the evening of Friday, October 13th. We welcome you to stay and explore Kansas City throughout the weekend!

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to

Stowers Institute

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Join us in Kansas City this October!


1000 E 50th, Kansas City, MO 64110

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