GSIP Seminar Series

Seminars are an integral component of the Gates Summer Internship Program. Please enjoy the seminars below, which feature GSIP mentors and other faculty investigators and clinicians, as they showcased their various career paths and discoveries. 

These presentations introduce diverse topics including cancer, ophthalmology, orthopedics, as well as stem cell and regenerative medicine.

Thursday, June 1GSIP Seminar - Contemporary Bioethics Discussion
Tuesday, June 6GSIP Seminar – Laura Borgelt, PharmD
Wednesday, June 7CSD Seminar - How to Read a Scientific Paper
Tuesday, June 13GSIP Seminar – Terry Fry, MD
Tuesday, June 20GSIP Seminar - Ryan Crisman, "Opportunities in the Biotech Industry: Lessons Learned from a CU Graduate"
Thursday, June 22Medical School Q & A – Wag Schorr, Ella Annest GSIP ’20,21, Ellie Golding GSIP ‘2019
Wednesday, June 28CSD Seminar - Career Paths in Biomedicine
Thursday, July 6GSIP Seminar - Christian Mosimann, PhD
Tuesday, July 11GSIP – Erin Golden Scientific Communication
Thursday, July 13Clinical Trials Presentation
Wednesday, July 19CSD Workshop - Poster Design and Presentation
Thursday, July 20GSIP Seminar - CellSight - Stem Cell & Regenerative Approaches for Treating Eye Diseases
Tuesday, August 1Poster Previews - Lightning Talks


2022 GSIP Seminars and workshops were held in person.

DatePresenter (s)Seminar Title
May 26

Joseph Brzezinski, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Co-Director GSIP


Santos Franco, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics - Developmental Biology


Michael Zaretsky, MD

Associate Professor, Medical Director, Colorado Fetal Care Center

Contemporary Bioethics Discussion
June 2

Dennis Roop, PhD

Director – Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine
Career Journeys are not always Straight Lines
June 8CSD Seminar*How to Read a Scientific Paper
June 9

Ryan Crisman, PhD

Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Umoja Biopharma
Opportunities in the Biotech Industry: Lessons Learned from a CU Graduate
June 16

Terry Fry, MD


Robert J and Kathleen A. Clark Endowed Chair for Pediatric Cancer Therapies
Gene-Modified Cells as Living Drugs
June 21

Mitch VeDepo, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow,

Jacot Lab for Regenerative Medicine
Understanding Tissue Engineering
June 23

Joseph Brzezinski, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Co-Director GSIP
Stem Cell & Regenerative Approaches for Treating Eye Diseases
June 28

Karin Payne, PhD

Associate Professor,

Department of Orthopedics
A 3D Printed Mimetic Composite for the Treatment of Growth Plate injuries
June 30

Christian Mosimann, PhD

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Chair for the Cardiac Research Director​ Associate Professor,​

Department of Pediatrics

Making and breaking (and mending) a heart: lessons from zebrafish
July 6

CSD Workshop*

Applying to Graduate School
July 7

Wagner Schorr, MD

Ella Annest, GSIP ’20, 21
Medical School Q & A
July 11

Erin Golden, PhD

Director​, CU Denver Office of Undergraduate Research &​

Creative Activities
Perfecting Your Pitch: Tips and Tricks for Effective Science Communication
July 13CSD Panel*Career Paths in Biomedicine
July 20CSD Workshop*Poster Design and Presentation
July 21

Connie Hess, MD

Associate Professor,

Department of Cardiology


Marc Bonaca, MD, MPH

Executive Director,

CPC Clinical Research

Professor, Department of Medicine - Cardiology


Judith Hsia, MD

Senior Director,

CPC Clinical Research

Research Professor,

Department of Medicine – Cardiology


Mario Enrico Canonico, MD

PhD Fellow, CPC Clinical Research


Stephanie Coronel-Mockler, MPH

Co-Director CPC Community Health
Clinical Research and Community Health: Clinic to Population

*Panels, seminars, and workshops hosted by the Cell Biology, Stem Cells, and Development Graduate Program

DatePresenter Webinar TopicWebinar Recording
May 27thDennis Roop, Ph.D. - Director - Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine Dennis RoopMy Long Unplanned and Improbable Journey to ColoradoWatch Dr. Roop's Webinar Recording
Jun. 8thNatalia Vergara, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor - Department of OphthalmologyNatalia VergaraUsing Stem Cell-Derived Retinal Organoids for Therapeutic DevelopmentWatch Dr. Vergara's Webinar Recording
Jun. 10thJeffrey Jacot, Ph.D. - Associate Professor - Department of BioengineeringJeffrey Jacot
Laboratory-Grown Heart Tissue to Understand and Treat Heart Defects
Watch Dr. Jacot's Webinar Recording
Jun. 22ndLinda Barlow, Ph.D. - Professor - Department of Cell and Developmental BiologyLinda BarlowThe Sense of Taste: Development, Regeneration, and DysfunctionWatch Dr. Barlow's Webinar Recording
Jun. 24thNidia Quillinan, Ph.D. - Associate Professor - Department of AnesthesiologyNidia QuillinanIschemic Brain Injury – Beyond Acute Cell DeathWatch Dr. Quillinan's Webinar Recording
July 1stSantos Franco, Ph.D. - Associate Professor - Department of PediatricsSantos FrancoControl of Neural Stem Cell Fate in the Developing BrainWatch Dr. Santos Franco's Webinar Recording
July 8thKristine Sikora, Ph.D. - Assistant Dean & Director - Graduate SchoolKristine SikoraPathways to Translational Research and MedicineWatch Dr. Sikora's Webinar Recording
July 15thRonald Vagnozzi, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor - Department of CardiologyRon VagnozziTranslational Cardiovascular Research and the Dream of Heart RegenerationWatch Dr. Vagnozzi's Webinar Recording



DatePresenter Webinar TopicWebinar Recording

Jun. 4th

Joseph Brzezinski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Ophthalmology

Joe Brzezinski

Stem Cell & Regenerative Approaches for Treating Eye Diseases

Watch Dr. Brzezinski's Webinar Recording

Jun. 11th

Holger Russ, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes & Department of Pediatrics

Holger Russ

Generating Functional Human Cells from Stem Cells to Model and Treat Autoimmune Diabetes

Watch Dr. Russ's Webinar Recording

Jun. 18th

Lori Walker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Cardiology

Lori Walker

The Fibroblast Secretome Drives Cardiomyocyte Dedifferentiation

Watch Dr. Walker's Webinar Recording

Jun. 25th

Jeffrey Jacot, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Bioengineering

Jeffrey Jacot

Cardiac Tissue Engineering

Watch Dr. Jacot's Webinar Recording
Jul. 9th

Stanca Birlea, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Dermatology



Methods to characterize the hair follicle melanocyte and keratinocyte precursors using a human model of vitiligo repigmentation


Watch Dr. Birlea's Webinar Recording

Jul. 16th

Kristine Sikora, Ph.D.

Director & Assistant Dean

Graduate School


Pathways to Translational Research and Medicine

Watch Dr. Sikora's Webinar Recording
Jul. 23rd

Jeffrey Moore, Ph.D.

Director & Associate Professor

Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development Program


Madison Rogers

GSIP Alumna & Ph.D. Student

Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development Program


Ph.D. Training in Biomedical Research

Watch Dr. Moore and Madison Rogers' Webinar Recording

Jul 30th

Jennifer Richer, Ph.D.


Department of Pathology 

Jennifer Richer

Androgen Receptor Supports an Anchorage-
Independent, Cancer Stem Cell-like Population in
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Watch Dr. Richer's Webinar Recording

Aug. 6th

Kristin Artinger, Ph.D.


Department of Craniofacial Biology 

Kristin Artinger (1)

Neural Crest Stem Cells in Development and DiseaseWatch Dr. Artinger's Webinar Recording

Aug. 13th

Branden Salinas, Ph.D.


Gates Biomanufacturing Facility 

Branden SalinasIntroduction to cGMPWatch Dr. Salinas's Webinar Recording

Aug. 20th

Karin Payne, Ph.D.


Department of Orthopedics Assistant 

92991720_191007_karinpayne_webRegenerative Medicine Approaches for the
Treatment of Growth Plate Injuries

Presentation Only

Aug. 27thSenior Presentation 1: Ella Annest (Mentor - Dr. Mayumi Fujita) 

Senior Presentation 2: Chiara Dart (Mentor - Dr. Yiqun Shellman) 

12.3 Chiara Dart


Senior Presentation 1: NLRP1 Inflammasome in Melanoma

Senior Presentation 2: Therapeutic potential of 5-Azacitidine plus various BH3 Mimetics in melanoma

Watch GSIP 2020 Senior Presentation Webinars

Aug. 27th

Dennis Roop, Ph.D.


Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine 

Dennis Roop

Transformative Technologies in Medicine

Watch Dr. Roop's Webinar Recording



Applications have closed for the class of 2023. Check back in December for information on applying for the class of 2024.

The program was delighted to host the 21 exceptional interns who participated in the 2022 summer program!

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