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Instructing Our Own Cells: Repairing Bodies & Restoring Health
September 29, 2009, Volume 56, No. 05

A free lecture and discussion on genomics-based stem cell research and its potential for regenerative medicine will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 6-8 p.m. at The Franklin Institute. This 2-hour event will feature talks given by leading researchers and will culminate with a panel of experts addressing questions from the audience. It was organized by the Penn Genome Frontiers Institute, Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine and The Franklin Institute. Everyone is welcome.

Instructing our cells for cell-based therapies; John D. Gearhart, Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine, James W. Effron University Professor, Penn.

Epigenetics and Aging: How the environment can change genetic inheritance and lead to cellular aging; Shelley L. Berger, Penn Medicine Epigenetics Program, Daniel S. Och University Professor, Penn.

Engineering cells and tissues: A road map into the future; Christopher S. Chen, Center for Engineering Cells and Regeneration, Skirkanich Professor of Innovation, Penn.

Invited Panelists

Ruth Schwartz Cowan, history and sociology of science, Janice and Julian Bers Professor, Penn

Daniel J. Rader, Penn Medicine Clinical & Translational Research Center, Cooper-McClure Professor of Medicine, Penn

Moderated by Kerry Grens, WHYY senior health & science reporter.

To reserve a seat, pre-register: (215) 448-1254. Seating is limited. Questions? Contact Kristin Field at PGFI (215) 746-4490, kfield@sas.upenn.edu.

Almanac - September 29, 2009, Volume 56, No. 05