Animals have played a significant role in the history of the life sciences, as model systems to conduct medical research and to obtain insights into “the mystery of life.” Understanding the history of animal studies in the life sciences will lead us to better understand how these sciences have developed into their current framework and what reasons were there for using some animals more than others. Talks will expose the audience to various perspectives on the topic, and will touch upon historical, methodological, and ethical issues.
Speakers are experts across campus. Each 45-minute talk will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A.
“Animals in Evolutionary Biology Research,” with Dr. Ellen Ketterson (IU Biology)
Thursday, October 11, 4:00 p.m., Rawles Hall 100
“Animals in Perception Research,” with Dr. William Shofner (IU Speech & Hearing)
Thursday, October 25, 4:00 p.m., Rawles Hall 100
“Ethical and Regulatory Issues,” with Susan Glowacz (Bloomington Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee – BIACUC)
Thursday, November 8, 4:00 p.m., Rawles Hall 100
“Animals in Cancer Research," Dr. Richard Carpenter and Dr. John Foley (IU Medical Sciences)
Thursday, December 6, 4:00 p.m., Rawles Hall 100