Nearly 150 guests attended the Spring Parents & Science Program—Science 101 for Parents: How Epigenetics is Revolutionizing the Understanding of Heredity—held at The Rockefeller University on April 28, 2011. The lecture featured David Allis, Ph.D., the University's Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and head of the Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics. Dr. Allis guided the audience through the rapidly advancing field of Epigenetics, touching on how this new science is revising our understanding of heredity and adding new dimensions to the study of evolution, with vital implications for medicine. A fascinating Q&A session with the audience followed.

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

Parents & Science
Faculty Advisor

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Parents & Science Leadership


Daniella Lipper Coules
Talbott Simonds

Steering Committee

Rebecca Anikstein
John Bernstein
Charles W. Caulkins
Karen de Saint Phalle
Blair Pillsbury Enders
Wendy Ettinger
Kathy Heinzelman
Tania Neild, Ph.D.
Ilona Nemeth
Marean Pompidou
Courtney Smith Rae
Loli Echavarria Roosevelt
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Roxy Zajac

Scientific Advisory Council

Evelyn Attia, M.D.
BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Myron Hofer, M.D.
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
Richard Nisbett, Ph.D.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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