News & Events

Tue, 09/08/2020

Biotechnology, Race, and Memory in Washington Heights

By Robin Wolfe Scheffler

Amidst the economic and human toll inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic on the City of New York, one industry still thrives: the city’s Economic Development Corporation trumpeted the news...

Sat, 09/05/2020

Promises and Perils of a COVID-19 Vaccine

Sep 5

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual - Zoom

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Fri, 07/24/2020

In today's Washington Post I use the research from A Contagious Cause to argue that we cannot allow hope for a coronavirus vaccine to distract our efforts from dealing with the harms of COVID 19 in the present.

Thu, 05/21/2020

**Cancelled, but recorded and avaliable here:**

Robin Wolfe Scheffler follows the search for infectious agents responsible for cancer from nineteenth century theories that cancer was...

Wed, 02/26/2020

The McGill University Social Studies of Medicine Department will host Robin Scheffler as he speaks on:

 Genetown: Boston and the Modern Biotechnology Industry

Today, the Boston area hosts the densest cluster of biotechnology and biopharmaceutical firms anywhere in...

Fri, 02/07/2020

Robin Wolfe Scheffler has been awarded $379,799 from the National Science Foundation's Program in Science, Technology and Society for research on "Genetown: Tracing the History of the Biotechnology Industry in the Greater Boston Area, 1973-2000."

Tue, 01/28/2020

Genetown: The Urbanization of the Boston Area Biotechnology Industry

Today, the Boston area hosts the densest cluster of biotechnology firms anywhere in the world. Yet in the 1980s, the rapid concentration of the industry within Boston’s urban neighborhoods was a striking...

Wed, 10/02/2019

The Friends of the American Philosophical Society Present


-Robin Wolfe Scheffler-


Fri, 09/27/2019

Robin Scheffler appeared on Radio Open Source on September 26th to discuss the growth and history of the biotechnology cluster in Kendall Square. Episode is now online!