On Friday 9 June, Prof. Gayle Woloschak gave a lecture entitled ‘Orthodox Perspectives on Beginning of Life Issues’ at VU. She explained, amongst others, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), stem cell research, genetic counseling during pregnancy and highlighted the significance for discussion regarding gene editing among Orthodox circles. We also discussed the question when life starts according to Orthodox teaching.
This event was a foretaste of what will be offered in the post-master. You can download here the powerpoint slides used by Gayle Woloschak.
Dr. Woloschak is a professor of Radiation Oncology in Chicago and guest professor at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in New York. You can read her full biography below.
Biography of Dr. Gayle Woloschak:
Dr. Gayle Woloschak is currently a professor of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern University in Chicago and an adjunct professor of Religion and Science at Lutheran School of Theology Chicago, and at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Toledo (Medical College of Ohio), and a D.Min. in Eastern Christian Studies from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Her laboratory interests include molecular biology, radiation biology and nano-biotechnology, and her science-religion fields include biological evolution, stem cell reasearch, and ecology.
View Dr. Woloschak’s faculty profile on the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine’s Website.