“Reprogramming the Genome for Resurrection and Regeneration” – David Stocum @ Cafe Inquiry
PUBLIC LECTURE, December 16th, 7pm CENTER FOR INQUIRY, DOWNTOWN INDIANAPOLIS
CINSO and the Center for Inquiry of Indiana co-host the monthly lecture series “Cafe Inquiry.”
In this exciting Cafe Inquiry, Dr. Stocum will discuss how the genome can be reprogrammed to clone animals, resurrect extinct species, and regenerate appendages.
David L. Stocum is Emeritus Professor of Biology and Emeritus Dean of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He holds an undergraduate degree in Biology and Psychology from Susquehanna University, a MS in Zoology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He pursued an active research and teaching career in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for 21 years, and also served administrative terms as Director of the Honors Biology Program and Acting Head of Anatomical Sciences. Subsequently he served as Dean of the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis for fifteen years before serving another 10 years as Professor in the Department of Biology while also holding an appointment as Affiliate and Research Scholar in the Regeneration theme of the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Stocum is known for his research on the regeneration of amphibian limbs, and for his writings on the general subject of regenerative biology and medicine. He is the author of 130 publications, including the second edition of his book titled “Regenerative Biology and Medicine”, which was published in April of 2012.