Distinguished alumnus to discuss stem cell research

October 21 2008

Mervin Yoder, a 2008 Indiana State University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, will address the controversy surrounding stem cell research during a public lecture.

Yoder, a physician and educator of pediatrics, will present "Update on Stem Cell Definitions, Methods of Derivation and Uses" at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 in the Science Building, Room 214, on the ISU campus.

The lecture will address some of the controversy that continues to surround the field of stem cell biology. Yoder will review the classical stem cell definitions, describe the latest methods of stem cell derivation and discuss some of the current clinical uses of stem cells.

Yoder earned a Master of Arts degree in life sciences from ISU in 1976. He now serves as the director of the Wells Center for Pediatric Research and is the Richard and Pauline Klinger Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the ISU College of Arts and Sciences.

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Contact: Anna Berchild, development director, ISU College of Arts and Sciences, 812-237-2799 or aberchild@indianastatefoundation.org

Writer: Emily Taylor, assistant director of media relations, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or etaylor16@indstate.edu

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Mervin Yoder, a 2008 Indiana State University Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, will present "Update on Stem Cell Definitions, Methods of Derivation and Uses" at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 in the Science Building, Room 214, on the ISU campus. Yoder, a physician and educator of pediatrics, will present "Update on Stem Cell Definitions, Methods of Derivation and Uses" at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 in the Science Building, Room 214, on the ISU campus.

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