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Trent University welcomes Dr. Janet Rossant to discuss "Stem cells - hype versus hope" on November 24

Internationally-acclaimed researcher and Killam Award winner to give public lecture

Friday, November 12, 2004, Peterborough

Trent University's Lady Eaton College will host the University of Toronto's Dr. Janet Rossant on Wednesday, November 24 at 7:30 p.m. for a talk titled "Stem cells - hype versus hope".

The lecture will take place in Otonabee College room 203 and all are welcome to attend. There is no charge for admission.

Dr. Rossant is an internationally-acclaimed researcher and one of this year's Killam Award winners who has been called by her peers, one of Canada's internationally visible research stars.

Dr. Rossant is a senior investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital's Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute, and studies the genetic control of normal and abnormal development in the early mouse embryo using both cellular and genetic manipulation techniques. She is also conducting pioneering stem cell research and directs the Lunenfeld's Centre for Modelling Human Disease which is undertaking genome-wide mutagenesis in mice to develop new mouse models of human disease.

She recently served as chair of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research working group on stem cell research. Dr. Rossant is a Fellow of the Royal Societies of London and Canada and has received the Royal Society of Canada McLaughlin Medal and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Award.

On several occasions Dr. Rossant has discussed these and related issues on CBC Radio and Television as well as on CTV.


For further information, please contact Prof. Arndt Kruger, Principal, Lady Eaton College, 748 - 1011 ext. 1322

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