“Cellular Journey” Exhibit: Explore Cells of the Human Body and Stem Cells
“Cellular Journey” Exhibit
Opens Saturday, March 19, 2011
Explore Cells of the Human Body and Stem Cells
Want to learn more about Stem Cells. Make plans to visit the new exhibit at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center.
“Cellular Journey” is a Fleet-created exhibition that features a series of interactive exhibits designed to introduce you to human cell biology, the importance of stem cells and the potential impact of stem cells on medical research in the fields of regenerative and personalized medicine.
Don’t miss these hands-on exhibits within “Cellular Journey!”
You can use a microscope at the “From Tissues to Cells” exhibit to examine various human tissue samples. You’ll learn about four different types of tissues – epithelial, connective, muscle and nerve – and how they each carry out a specific function.
“Journey Inside a Cell,” using a unique virtual reality concept to explore what it looks like inside a human cell. The fly-through concept allows you to examine the cellular universe within the human body in-depth by venturing into specific parts of a cell. Get to know the inside of a human cell, and then launch a stem cell on its path to become a specific type of cell.
A realistic lab display will introduce you to the layout and functions of a typical stem cell research laboratory. Additional hands-on interactives give you the opportunity to explore some of the real life techniques scientists use in the lab when working with stem cells.
Learn about the three basic types of stem cells - embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) to examine where they come from, why they are important and how they are used.
The Fleet Science Center would like to thank the community partners who collaborated on the “Cellular Journey” exhibition:
Dr. Ellen Potter, Neurobiologist, Salk Institute
Dr. Evan Snyder, Program Director, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Sanford-Burnham Institute for Medical Research
Dr. Kristina Yu, Director – Living Systems, Exploratorium, San Francisco
Dr. John Chestnut, Life Technologies, Research Fellow, Global Science and Innovation Office
Dr. Bill Carley, Trustee
Dr. Chuck Wheatley, Trustee
Eric Johnson, Trustee
Dr. Sophia Randolph, Trustee
Dr. James Marshall, San Diego State University