The Bampton Lectures in America, held at Columbia University from January 21 – January 29, 2009, will be delivered by Irving Weissman, Professor of Pathology and Developmental Biology and Director of the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University.

“Adult Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine,” Wednesday, January 21, 5-7pm

“Cancer and Leukemia Stem Cells: A New Paradigm for Research, Diagnosis and Therapy,” Thursday, January 22, 5-7pm

“Embryonic and Pluripotent Stem Cells: Science and Medicine meet Politics and Religious Organizations,” Tuesday, January 27, 5-7pm

“Self and Nonself: Co-evolution of Stem Cells and Immunity and Speculations on Stem Cells and the Mind,” Thursday, January 29, 5-7pm

All lectures will be held at Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 1501, 420 West 118th Street. This event is sponsored by the Department of Religion and the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life at Columbia University.