2021 MRM Talks: Dr. Paul Knoepfler and Robyn McDougall


The MRM Network presents: the MRM Talks. Join us every fourth Thursday at noon to learn more about stem cells and regenerative medicine. The webinar series will feature leading scientists in the field, including MRM Principal Investigators and external guest speakers.

For each seminar, we will also highlight the work of one MRM Trainee, who will present alongside our guest speaker.

In this edition of the MRM Talks:

Dr. Paul Knoepfler
Professor, Department of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy
UC Davis School of Medicine

“Emerging ethical issues in cutting-edge stem cell research”


Robyn McDougall,
Research Assistant at the Centre of Genomics and Policy
McGill University

“Towards a Charter for Regenerative Medicine”

12:00 – 1:00 PM


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About the speakers:

Dr. Paul Knoepfler is a Professor Cell Biology & Human Anatomy at UC Davis School of Medicine. His research primarily focuses on the interplay between stem cells and cancer, particularly within the brain. In addition to running a research lab and teaching Histology, he devotes some time to educational outreach as well as ethics and policy research including through his blog The Niche. His TED talk on the potential future use of CRISPR to make designer babies has more than 1.6 million views. He has also written three books including the latest co-authored with his daughter Julie: How to Build a Dragon or Die Trying: A Satirical Look at Cutting-Edge Science.

Robyn McDougall holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Health Physiology from the University of Calgary. She is currently a law student at McGill with interests in data privacy, AI regulation in the medical field, and equitable access to healthcare. At the CGP, Robyn assists Prof. Bartha Maria Knoppers in examining ethical, legal, and policy issues in human genomics.


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