Title: Cells, Genes, Stories: HeLa’s Journey from Labs to Literature
Speaker: Priscilla Wald, Duke University
Location: Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Building (POB) in the Avaya Auditorium (Room 2.302) (201 E 24th St // Austin, Texas 78712)
Co-Sponsor(s): HUMANITIES INSTITUTE
Details: Priscilla Wald, Chair of the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies and R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English at Duke University, will be presenting her lecture "Cells, Genes, and Stories: HeLa's Journey from Labs to Literature." The HeLa cell line was derived from cervical cancer cells taken, without her knowledge or consent, from Henrietta Lacks, an African-American patient who died in 1951.