Oncological Sciences Center

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

March 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Rm 121

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine; the first “immortal” human cells grown in culture

 

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