Discuss Life, Death of Zygotes at Faculty Lecture Series Talk

 Michael Voltaire

The answer to “When does life begin?” is often debated. But, what about the moment when the dying process begins? Join the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences for a Faculty Lecture Series discussion about the life and death of zygotes.

“From the Womb to the Tomb: Zygotic Development and the Dying Process”
Faculty Lecture Series | Michael Voltaire, Ph.D., assistant professor at the college
Thursday, Mar. 28

Noon–1:00 p.m.
Alvin Sherman Library | Second Floor Gallery


About the Talk

This lecture will explore the beginnings of human life from the moment of conception to the blastocyst implantation into the uterine wall. Does life begin at conception? If we are programmed to age and die, when does the dying process begin? While there is a continued trend of increasing life expectancy, why are there genetic limits to human capabilities to go on living? Voltaire will review these questions from a broad, multidisciplinary perspective.

This talk is free, and all are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

About the Series

The Faculty Lecture Series draws from the knowledge and expertise of more than 120 full-time faculty members within the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences. The series explores the faculty’s diverse areas of interest in the arts, humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and biological sciences. For more information, contact James Doan, Ph.D., professor at the college, at (954) 262-8207.

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