april, 2015

16apr9:30 am1:30 pmSymposium: Humanized Mouse Models for Predictive Research


Event Details

Humanized immune system mouse models are critical tools for basic research into the human immune system, modeling of certain human-specific infectious diseases, efficacy testing of immunotherapy approaches and safety assessment for large molecule therapeutics.

Attend this symposium to gain critical insight about humanized models and how they can be applied in drug discovery:

  • Key humanized immune system mouse models commonly used
  • Use of humanized mice as critical tools for immuno-oncology research
  • Use of humanized mice models in drug safety assessment

Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport – San Francisco, CA

Date/Time: Thursday, April 15th at 9:30 am
Location: Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport, 250 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA, 94080

Symposium Agenda

9:30 a.m. Registration and light refreshments
10:00 a.m. Welcome and introduction –  Dr. Megan MacBride, Taconic Biosciences
10:05 a.m. Introduction to Taconic\’s cell and tissue humanized mouse products – Dr. Leon Hall, Taconic Biosciences
10:45 a.m. Development and application of novel humanized mice with improved human hematopoiesis – Dr. Takeshi Takahashi, Central Institute for Experimental Animals
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Mice with humanized livers: from safer drugs to liver regeneration – Dr. Gary Peltz, Stanford University
12:45 p.m. Humanized mouse models in drug discovery research – Dr. Barbara Joyce-Shaikh, Merck
1:30 p.m. Program End and Networking


(Thursday) 9:30 am - 1:30 pm


Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport

250 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA, 94080