The Ninth M.D. Chang Distinguished Lecture was presented by Rudolf Jaenisch, MD, Professor of Biology and Founding Member of the Whitehead Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Jaenisch is a pioneer of transgenic science and a world leader in the fields of epigenetics and therapeutic cloning. The presentation on May 14, 2014, was titled iPS Technology, Gene Editing and Disease Research. Program in PDF format.
Min Chueh Chang, who worked at the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research in Shrewsbury from 1945 until his passing in 1991, was one of the great figures of 20th century reproductive biology. In 1991, Dr. Chang’s family, friends, and colleagues contributed funds to establish the M. C. Chang Distinguished Lecture at the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research. The Worcester Foundation merged with the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1997, where it continues to be a non-profit organization devoted to the support of research and to the education and training of tomorrow’s scientists.
|George Witman, PhD welcomes the attendees||Chang Lecture audience|
|Rudolf Jaenisch, MD||George Witman and Rudolf Jaenisch with Chang family members|