Radcliffe Institute Lecture with Mu-Ming Poo – 5/2


Why Brain Science Needs an Edit: Non-human Primate Studies in Neuroscience and Biomedicine
2018–2019 Kim and Judy Davis Dean’s Lecture in the Sciences

Thursday, May 2 | 4:15 PM
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

Lecture by Mu-ming Poo, professor emeritus of neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley; and the founding director of the Institute of Neuroscience at the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Working at the forefront of genetic cloning, Poo’s research led to the infamous 2017 cloning of the macaque monkeys. He will discuss the use of gene-editing tools such as CRISPR in efforts to develop a macaque monkey behavioral model for studying self-consciousness. Poo will also address the relevant ethical issues associated to gene editing and the use of non-human primates in biomedical research.

To register, visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2019-mu-ming-poo-lecture.