September 21, 2001

Hogan, director of program, explains stem cells, cloning

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Brigid L.M. Hogan, Ph.D., spoke during the Dean’s Lecture Series. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Brigid L. M. Hogan, Ph.D., Hortense B. Ingram Professor of Molecular Oncology and investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, presented “Stem Cells and Cloning: Science and Society” this week as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series.

Organized by medical students, the lecture series features distinguished local and national speakers on a range of thought-provoking topics. Hogan described adult and embryonic stem cells and the barriers to using these cells for therapeutic applications.

Hogan also discussed the differences between reproductive and therapeutic cloning and the current policies and regulations governing both stem cell and cloning research. Hogan is the director of the new Stem Cell and Organogenesis Program at Vanderbilt.