Author of ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’ to give lecture at UW-Madison

MADISON, Wis. — Award-winning science writer and author Rebecca Skloot is set to give a lecture in Shannon Hall at Memorial Union on March 4.

The best-selling author’s work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times Magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine, according to a news release. She is best known for her book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

She will give a lecture called “An Evening With Rebecca Skloot: An Intersection of Science & Ethics,” where she will discuss scientific consent and research in addition to her work as a science writer. Skloot’s lecture will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session.

The free event, put on by the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series, will be held in Shannon Hall at Memorial Union starting at 7:30 p.m. A general admission ticket is required for the event. Tickets will be open to the public on Feb. 26.