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Jenny Hsieh - UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker

May 6, 2019
Mary-Colette Lybrand
Jenny Hsieh - UTSA 50th Anniversary Scholars Speaker

TUESDAY, MAY 28

GENE EDITING, PRECISION MEDICINE, AND THE ETHICS OF DESIGNER BABIES

Gene editing is a powerful new tool that gives mankind the ability to fix genetic mutations, potentially leading to personalized medicine. With this power comes great responsibility. Join Dr. Jenny Hsieh for this engaging look into the world of gene editing: the good, the bad and the ugly.

 Scholars Speaker Series Jenny Hsieh

JENNY HSIEH

Professor and Semmes Foundation Chair in Cell Biology
Director, UTSA Brain Health Consortium
College of Sciences

As part of the UTSA Brain Health Consortium, Dr. Hsieh’s lab research focuses on mechanisms that regulate neural stem cells and neurogenesis in the mammalian brain. Her lab also studies health conditions by using human induced pluripotent stem cells and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology as approaches to understand mechanisms underlying brain disorders. Beyond her role at UTSA, Dr. Hsieh serves as a permanent study section member for the National Institutes of Health.

 

6:00 P.M. Doors open, cash bar available

6:30 P.M. Talk begins

7:15 P.M. Meet the speaker mix and mingle

 

South Texas Research Facility
8403 Floyd Curl Dr. (directions)

 

For questions or more information, contact Edda Wallace at 210.458.5110 or edda.wallace@utsa.edu