CTRMS Young Investigator Committee


To encourage the active engagement of trainee members and facilitate interactions between trainees and established members to advance research and activities in the field of cardiomocytes, neural cells, stem cells, adipocytes, hepatocytes, islets, deandritic cells, and all cellular development research.


  1. Foster a forum for young investigators and faculty to interact and provide opportunities for professional development.
  2. Promote young investigators' ideas of research trends and questioning of new technologies and innovation of our research agenda.
  3. Formulate scientific and social programs for the Cell Transplant Society congresses.
  4. Introduce and sponsor activities that facilitate young investigators and established members in energized collaborative activities.


  1. Introduce a program for a Young Investigator session during the Cell Transplant's next Congress.
  2. Build a database of resources for grants, scholarships, courses and training opportunities for trainees in the field.
  3. Collaborate with the Cell Transplant Meeting Steering Committee to arrange a Young Investigator networking reception social event at the next Cell Transplant Congress.
  4. Help develop criteria for Young Investigator awards with at least one or two youth representatives on the Selection Committee.
  5. Nominate one or more Youth Representatives to serve on fundraising activities of the Cell Transplant Society to include their support and initiative. 

Young Investigator Committee Members (2014-2016)

Chair:   Robert A. Fisher, Boston, MA, USA

Joanna Cwykiel, Chicago, IL, USA
Dmitry Bulgin, Rovinj, Croatia
Brendan Keating, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Kisha Sivanathan, Adelaide, Australia
Bradley Weegman, Minneapolis, MN, USA