Thursday, February 25, 2010, 5:15 p.m. Usdan 108
Stem Cells on the Brain: from Politics to Therapies
A Lecture by Laura Grabel, Lauren Dachs Professor of Science in Society, Department of Biology
Stem cell research continues to be controversial and influenced by political constraints. Professor Grabel will consider its promise as well as recent scientific and public policy advances, including public funding in the Obama era. She will also talk about the work in her laboratory focusing on understanding the conditions that promote embryonic stem cell differentiation into neurons, both in a culture dish and in the brains of mouse models of epilepsy.
A reception will follow the lecture.