November 13, 2005

LEWISBURG, Pa. — David Scadden, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and Bucknell alumnus, will give two talks about stem cell research Monday, Nov. 21, at Bucknell University.

The first, "Stem Cells: The Basics, The Promise, The Controversy," begins at 3 p.m. in Olin Science Auditorium. The second, "Stem Cells and the Stem Cell Niche," begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.

The lectures, which are open to the public without charge, are sponsored by the department of biology and the Society and Technology Residential College.

Scadden, who graduated from Bucknell in 1975 with honors in English, is director of the Massachusetts General Hospital for Regenerative Medicine and Technology and co-director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.

He frequently speaks on television and in Congress about stem cell research and is an active researcher who has been published in the leading journals of his field.

Scadden and colleague Harvard Stem Cell Institute colleague Doug Melton have researched the role of stem cells in HIV disease and using parathyroid hormone to treat osteoporosis and lymphoma.

"Dr. Scadden's visit to campus promises to be an exciting intellectual experience and an opportunity for our students to listen to a distinguished and influential alumnus," said John Rickard, professor of English at Bucknell.

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