Biologist Elaine Fuchs presents UCLA Mautner Lectures about skin stem cells Feb. 20-21
By Stuart Wolpert February 11, 2013 Category: Campus News
Elaine V. Fuchs, a National Medal of Science winner and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, will present two free public lectures on campus Feb. 20 and 21 as part of UCLA's 2013 Mautner Memorial Lecture Series.
Fuchs' research expertise includes the biology of skin, skin stem cells and skin-related human genetic diseases, including cancers.
She will present a lecture titled "Beauty Is Skin Deep: The Medical Promise of Skin Stem Cells" at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in UCLA's Grand Horizon Room at Covel Commons, in the northwest part of campus. (map)
At 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, she will present the research lecture "Skin Stem Cells in Silence, Action and Cancer" in the auditorium of UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute, which is between Boelter Hall and La Kretz Hall. (map)
Receptions will follow both lectures.
Fuchs is the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at New York's Rockefeller University and a Howard Hughes Medical institute investigator. Her current research focuses on the molecular mechanisms that underlie how multi-potent stem cells of the skin are able to self-renew and to maintain and regenerate the epidermis and hair follicles. Her laboratory also studies the mobilization of stem cells in wound repair and the abnormalities that can lead to human skin cancers.
The Mautner Lectures, established in 1983, feature international leaders in science and technology discussing their research and its societal impact for interested non-scientists and scientists alike. The series has featured such distinguished scholars as Richard Feynman, Paul Berg, Robert Gallo, Roald Hoffman, Martin Rees, Harold Varmus and Eric Kandel.
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For information about contributions to support the Mautner Lectures, please contact Siana-Lea Gildard, associate director of development for UCLA's Division of Life Sciences, at 310-206-0666 or email@example.com.
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