Many animals possess the ability to regenerate entire limbs, but our human bodies have limited regenerative properties. We can heal our broken bones, and we could regenerate the tip of our finger if cut off, but what if we could go beyond? What if we could regenerate our fingers, our ears, or our arms and legs, much like a newt or a starfish?
In this first episode of Spotlight on Science’s third season, former arts and culture writer and now senior news reporter Franklin Lewis talks with bioengineer Robert Guldberg, the Executive Director of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, about the future of regenerative medicine, his career prior to his new position and his goals for Knight Campus.
Spotlight on Science is a series from the Emerald Podcast Network designed to spark conversations across disciplines with researchers at the University of Oregon, bringing in researchers to discuss their work in a way that is understandable to everyone.
This episode was produced by Franklin Lewis and edited by Ryan Nguyen.