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Beyond the Classroom - Jacob Harney (Part 2)

05/22/2014 12:00 pm
05/22/2014 8:00 pm

University of Hartford

Join Beyond the Classroom host, David Schonfeld, on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 12 noon to 12:30 p.m (repeated at 7:30 p.m.).

In Program #37, David talks to Dr. Jacob Harney.

Jacob Harney is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Biology, at the University of Hartford.

In Program #36, Jacob talked about his educational and professional background; the University's biology faculty and degree programs; the value and utility of a science education; the courses he teaches--undergraduate, postgraduate, and in the President's College; his personal interest in diabetes; the importance of stem cells.

In this second of three segments, Jacob talks about the importance of stem cells; cellular engineering as an alternative to embryonic stem-cell research; genetic engineering--is it feasible for humans?; his research interest in diabetes; the paradox of auto-immunity; changes in distribution of both Type-I and Type-II diabetes; antigens, antibodies, and evolution.

The interview concludes in the next broadcast, Program #38.

Program Details
Originally recorded First broadcast Length
11/5/2013 5/22/2014 27:24
All Beyond the Classroom installments are available for on-demand listening or download. To hear any of these programs again, visit the University's Podcasts page.