University of Dundee

Elaine Fuchs delivers the 2013 Adam Neville Lecture, Friday 10 May 4pm, Large Lecture Theatre

01 May 2013

CLS is delighted to announce that the 2013 Adam Neville Lecture will be presented by Professor Elaine Fuchs of the Rockerfeller University, USA.

Elaine Fuchs is one of the world’s foremost experts on stem cells. She studies where adult stem cells come from, how they make tissues, how they repair wounds and how stem cells malfunction in cancers.  Her group focuses on the mechanisms that impart skin stem cells with the ability to self-renew, develop and maintain tissues, and how these cells respond to external cues and depart from their niche to accomplish these tasks.

Dr. Fuchs received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1972 and her Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1977 from Princeton University. She was a postdoc at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1977 to 1980. Dr. Fuchs was the Amgen Professor of Basic Sciences at the University of Chicago before moving to Rockefeller University, New York, in 2002. She was named the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor the same year. She has been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 1988. 

The Lecture will be followed by a wine reception in the WTB Atrium where the Dean of Research Mike Ferguson hopes you will join him and meet Professor Fuchs.

Adam Neville Lecture

Professor Elaine Fuchs, The Rockefeller University, USA

'Stem cells in morphogenesis and cancer'

Friday, 10 May 2013 at 4pm

Large Lecture Theatre, MSI

Host: Mike Ferguson