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DIY Biology Lecture: Dr. Michael Laufer

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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The DIY Biology Lecture series is ending with Founder of Four Thieves Vinegar Collective, Dr. Michael Laufer, who will give a guest lecture on Friday, Dec. 7, from 10AM-11:30AM, in Northwest Auditorium.

Dr. Michael Laufer has a PhD in mathematics and physics from the City University of New York, and is a professor of mathematics at Menlo College. He is one of the founders of the 4 Thieves Vinegar Collective (https://fourthievesvinegar.org/) a biohacking group that provides instructions for synthesizing DIY pharmaceuticals. Most notably, the site published instructions for creating a “DIY Epi-Pencil” when Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that produces EpiPens, was under intense scrutiny for hiking prices on this life-saving drug. Dr. Laufer will be giving a special guest lecture on Friday, Dec. 7 (10AM) with a reception afterwards, in which he will address issues of access, risk in producing DIY pharmaceuticals, and the broader ethics of this work.

Any Questions? Please contact Michelle Rensel at mrensel@ucla.edu.

Details

Date:
December 7
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Event Category:
Website:
https://socgen.ucla.edu/events/diy-biology-lecture-dr-michael-laufer/

Venue

UCLA Northwest Auditorium
350 De Neve Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
Website:
https://socgen.ucla.edu/events/diy-biology-lecture-dr-michael-laufer/

Organizer

UCLA Institute for Society & Genetics
Email:
socgen@socgen.ucla.edu
Website:
https://socgen.ucla.edu/