Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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Who: Kristin Baldwin, Assistant Professor at Scripps Research’s Department of Cell Biology
What: free public presentation, “The Future of Stem Cells”
When: Wednesday, 7 April at 700pm
Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street (Rose Center) [directions and maps]
Cost: FREE, and there is a cash bar too! (must be 21+ with ID)


What if your cells could be engineered to grow your own replacement organs? Glimpse the future of medicine with Kristin Baldwin from the Scripps Research Department of Cell Biology as she discusses cutting-edge stem cell technologies. While a postdoc in the lab of Nobel Laureate Dr. Richard Axel, she cloned an entire mouse from a single neuron from its nose, an experiment that paid homage to Woody Allen’s film Sleeper.

SciCafe brings together inquisitive minds for an informal evening emceed by experts on cutting-edge science topics. Come with friends or meet new people, talk science, and more — it’s a happy hour Mr. Wizard would be proud of. Happening on the first Wednesday of every month, these 21-and-up SciCafes are presented by the American Museum of Natural History in the Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth.