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2012 Women in Science series features stem cell researcher June 5, 2012

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Highlighting Women in Science, a great series run through the University of Wisconsin, which points a well-deserved spotlight on female research.

 

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June 04, 2012 College News – The Medical College of Wisconsin’s 6th annual Women in Science series will feature Michele Battle, PhD, a stem cell researcher and Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, at the June 21 luncheon presentation at the Woman’s Club in Milwaukee. This presentation is geared for the lay public.

Dr. Battle will discuss recent scientific advances that make it possible to transform human stem cells into organ-specific cell types. She is using government-approved stem cells in her laboratory to study the formation of the gastrointestinal tract. The ultimate goal of her research is to discover stem cell-based therapies to restore the function of diseased or damaged organs.

Women in Science is an opportunity to meet outstanding female scientists and physicians and learn about their cutting-edge research. Series subscriptions are available for a suggested minimum donation of $250, which includes five presentations, and also supports two annual awards for promising women scientists. Admission, food and parking are included at all of the events in the series.

Dr. Battle’s luncheon presentation is sponsored by Anonymous Donors of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and held in cooperation with TEMPO Milwaukee. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Woman’s Club of Wisconsin, 813 E. Kilbourn Avenue.

The mission of Women in Science is to showcase outstanding research and provide financial support for women scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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