High School Student program: Lecture Series

Whitehead Institute’s 2009 Spring Lecture Series for High School Students: Deconstructing Evolution

The earliest organisms are thought to have been single-celled. But, of course, most living organisms we see today display diverse and exquisitely intricate biology. How have such complex life forms evolved?  And what can simpler life forms tell us about ourselves?

“Deconstructing Evolution,” took students on a three-day journey into organismal evolution and how scientists are studying evolutionary mechanisms to decipher human disease.

Speakers included Whitehead Member Hazel Sive, Whitehead Fellow Kate Rubins, and Whitehead Postdoctoral Fellow Jacob Mueller. The event also included lab tours of Whitehead Institute and nearby institutions, lunches with young Whitehead scientists, and a panel discussion of the conflicts between evolutionary and religious theories of development.

Poster from 2009 program

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