STEM Café: Frankenstein's Legacy: The Past, Present, and Future of Anatomy and Synthetic Biology

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, we’ll engage in a lively discussion about dead bodies and body parts. Hear how scientific quests for knowledge led to grave robbing and even murder right here in DeKalb County. Learn how ethical practices in body procurement and
preservation have advanced modern medicine. Find out how scientists are applying this knowledge to engineer and fabricate body parts. Join our experts in a bone-chilling evening of discovery.

• Clint Cargile, historian.
• Dan Olson, director of anatomy laboratory, instructor of anatomy.
• Sam Finch, funeral director.
• Mary McGinn, instructor of Biological Sciences.
• Sahar Vahabzadeh, assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering.


This event is free and open to the public. Food and drink available for purchase.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops, Community Events

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students



Free and open to the public.

Center for P-20 Engagement, STEM Outreach
Contact Name

Judith Dymond

Contact Email or Phone or call 815-753-4751

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