SOM AOE: Landecker: Probs of Sci Exemp via Antibiotic Resistance & Epigenetics

All UNC faculty, residents, and medical students are invited to this Academy of Educators Visiting Professor Series Workshop. Dr. Landecker will discuss how social forces shape biosciences (and vice versa) and what this means for doctors who will see bioscience knowledge revised and overturned throughout their careers. This session is geared specifically to medical school teachers in the foundational sciences curriculum in the areas of microbiology and cellular & molecular biology, as well as those teaching clinical ID & genetics.

When Sep 06, 2013
from 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Bondurant G030
Contact Name NA
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Hannah Landecker, PhD is a historian and sociologist of life sciences who knows the agendas of medical education. She trained at MIT in Science & Technology Studies (STS), and currently has a joint faculty appointment at UCLA in the life and social sciences, teaching in the Institute for Society and Genetics and the Department of Sociology. She wrote an acclaimed history of tissue culture techniques, Culturing Life: How Cells Became Technologies (Harvard 2007). Her current book project, American Metabolism, characterizes transformations to metabolic science and logic underway in epigenetics, bacteriology, cancer metabolism, and hormone biology. She will give an additional talk about her work at noon in Wilson Library that will also be of interest to bioscience professors.