Skeletal Muscle Satellite Cells and Regeneration

Conference Summary

This FASEB SRC celebrates its 20th anniversary of presentations and discussions of the latest and most exciting findings in the field of skeletal muscle satellite cells and regeneration. The conference has a well-deserved reputation as one in which unpublished results predominate in the presentations.

Satellite cells are the source of the remarkable regenerative properties of skeletal muscle, and their study has major implications for understanding and treatment of muscle diseases and age-related muscle loss. In the 1990’s, study of the skeletal muscle-specific transcription factor, MyoD, led to new paradigms in cellular reprogramming. In a similar way, study of satellite cells is now leading to new paradigms in stem cell and regenerative biology, and work in this area has produced major insights that are broadly applicable to these fields. Areas that will be covered during the conference include transcriptional, epigenetic, and metabolic regulation of satellite cells during homeostasis and regeneration, satellite cell quiescence and activation, satellite cell heterogeneity, alteration of satellite cells in aging and disease, and potential utility of satellite cells as therapeutics.

The program will include speakers from around the world, reflecting the collaborative, cohesive, and international nature of this research community. The conference is characterized by informality and collegiality of interactions.
Ample time for formal and informal discussions will ensure that junior investigators, postdocs, and graduate students can easily interact with more established investigators. Trainees are especially welcome, and innovative Meet-the-Experts sessions and Career Development Workshops will be held.

Important Deadlines:

  • Early bird registration deadline May 14, 2018
  • Last day to register June 6, 2018


  • Invited talks on cutting edge studies of skeletal muscle stem cells in regeneration, homeostasis, aging, and disease
  • Short talks selected from submitted abstracts, emphasizing young investigators and breaking data
  • Career Development Workshops and Meet-the-Expert Sessions

Keynote Speaker

Peter Reddien, Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Conference Organizers

Robert Krauss
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Andrew Brack
University of California San Francisco

Tom Cheung
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

FASEB Conference Staff

Kristen Hagy, CMP, Conference Coordinator

Contact us

Email: src@faseb.org
Phone: 1.301.634.7010

Date & Location


July 8-13, 2018


The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO

Transportation & Lodging

Airport Information

The Steamboat Grand Resort is 22 miles from the Steamboat-Yampa Valley Regional/Hayden Airport (HDN) and 155 miles northwest of Denver International Airport (DIA).  Please note, Hayden Airport is a regional airport and only offers two flights per day during the summer months

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Official Conference Lodging

The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487-9027

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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