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Durham University

Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease

Cheryl Lancaster

Tel. +44 (0)191-33-40387

Research Interests

Current research project: "A History of Embryonic Stem Cell Research", part of the 'Historicizing Stem Cells' wider project, with further work anticipated.

Other research interests: Recent history of biology and biomedical sciences, in particular cell biology, genetics and reproduction; fraud and misconduct in biological science; philosophy of biology; concepts in modern biological and biomedical sciences.

Curriculum vitae

Born in Warwickshire, England.

B.Sc in Biomedical Sciences with Industrial Placement, Durham, 2005. Included completion of BMS Institute registration.

PhD in skin stem cell biology, Durham, 2012. Thesis: An Investigation of Keratin 15 Function by Small Interfering Ribonucleic Acid Technology.

City & Guilds in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, Stockton Riverside College, 2010.

M.A in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Durham, 2009. Dissertation: The Conceptualisation of the Stem Cell: The Influence of the Spleen Colony Assay by JE Till and EA McCulloch.

In addition I tutor undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Philosophy, and occasionally teach in the School for Medicine, Pharmacy, and Health. I am the Research Assistant for the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS), and am a member of the Centre for Ethics, Law, and the Life Sciences (CELLS).