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Eggan, Kevin

  • By: Andrew J. Waskey
  • In: Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research
  • Edited by: Clive N. Svendsen & Allison D. Ebert
  • Subject:Ethics in Health Care (general), Medical Research

KEVIN EGGAN IS an assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology at Harvard University. He is also an assistant investigator for the Stowers Medical Institute and principal investigator of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. His office is in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In 1996, Eggan received a bachelor's of science degree in microbiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign. His doctoral degree in biology was awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2003. The birth of Dolly the sheep, the first cloned animal, occurred while Kevin was doing his doctoral work at MIT. Inspired, he devoted his time to mastering the techniques involved in cloning. It was a delicate technique that took a year's concentrated work to master. After graduating from MIT, Eggan became a ...

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