George Witman, PhD, the George F. Booth Chair in the Basic Sciences and professor of cell biology, pictured left, welcomes Isabelle Chin, wife of the late M.C. Chang, and Joseph G. Gall, PhD, of the Carnegie Institution for Science, to the eighth M.C. Chang Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, April 11. Chang, a scientist at the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research, was one of the great figures of 20th century reproductive biology, collaborating on the research and development of in vitro fertilization and the birth control pill.
The Chang Lectureship was established by family, friends and colleagues of Chang in 1991. Dr. Gall spoke about the novel “lampbrush” chromosomes in amphibians, a life work that has been honored with, among many other awards, the Lasker Special Achievement Award in Medical Research and the Horwitz Prize.