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Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture 2018

Posted on by Dr. Francis Collins

Francis Collins standing with Roland Pattillo and Lacks family members

I enjoyed delivering the keynote address at the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture 2018 on October 6 at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Afterwards, I had the pleasure of meeting with members of the Lacks family and Roland Pattillo, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta. From left to right is David Lacks, Jr., Devin Lacks, Alyana Rogers, Francis Collins, Roland Pattillo, Jabrea Rogers, Jeri Lacks Whye, and Dorian Lacks. Credit: Joshua Franzos


  • Beth Newberry says:

    I am glad that she is getting the recognition that she deserves. She must have had just the right cells!

  • John Leavitt says:

    I was fortunate to learn mammalian cell culturing from Dr Louis Guy’s last grad student, Len Schectman.

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