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DIY Biology Lecture: Dr. Michael Laufer

December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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 ( 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


December 7, 2018
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics


UCLA Northwest Auditorium
350 De Neve Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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