2022 Juanita Greer White Distinguished Lecturer Series: Chance and Pre-Patterning in Embryonic Development


Feb. 24, 2022, 6:30pm to 10pm

Office/Remote Location

Science and Engineering Building Auditorium (SEB 1311)


Please join the School of Life Sciences for the 2022 Juanita Greer White Distinguished Lecturer Series, featuring Dr. Eric Wieschaus of the Princeton University Department of Microbiology.

Dr. Wieschaus will present his talk entitled "Chance and Pre-Patterning in Embryonic Development" addressing one of the great mysteries of biology: How does a fertilized egg transform from a single cell into a functional body with patterned cell types and organs? Human embryos and those of other mammals differ from most model organisms studied in the lab in that the cells have great flexibility and appear to self-organize into patterns rather than having patterns imposed by the mother. This flexibility has implications for regulations concerning the ethical status of embryos, fertilized eggs, and stem cells.

A reception will follow the lecture.


About the White Lecture

The Juanita Greer White Distinguished Lecturer Series honors Dr. Juanita Greer White (1905-1997) for her contributions in science and the advancement of higher education in Nevada.



The event is free, but seating is limited. Please request tickets here.

Admission Information

Masks are required inside all university buildings and we request that attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Contact Information

School of Life Sciences

External Sponsor

School of Life Sciences