High School Student program: Lecture Series

Whitehead Institute’s 2005 Spring Lecture Series for High School Students: Stem Cells: Promises and Problems

They have been called the body’s own self-repair kit; blank slate cells that can transform into a stunning array of specialized cells that make us what we are. Considered the next great frontier in life sciences, stem cells hold unusual promise for understanding basic cell biology and for possibly treating disease.

During the 2005 Whitehead Lecture Series for High School Students, participants learned how leading biologists are using stem cells to answer many of the most fundamental biomedical questions. Speakers included Whitehead Institute’s Harvey Lodish and Bob Weinberg, and Harvard University’s Kevin Eggan. Students also participated in break-out sessions, toured laboratories (Whitehead and off-site biotech labs), and had lunch with young Whitehead scientists.

Poster from 2005 program

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