via Zoom meeting

Alternatives to Experimenting on Animals:
Q&A with Dr. Charu Chandrasekera

Animals in labs endure a life of pain, terror, and isolation. Meanwhile 95% of drugs tested to be safe and effective in animals fail in human clinical trials.

Dr. Charu Chandrasekera's research has proven that there's not only a viable replacement to research using animals, but one that's cheaper, faster, and more predictive of results in humans.

In this AJA Lunchtime Live, Charu will share the kind of facts we need to be able to know and share about the exploitation of animals in labs, the inefficacy of animal research, and the alternative human biology-based platforms in biomedical research, education, and chemical safety testing.

Charu is an AJA instructor-favourite, so this is your chance to be able to pick her brain in real-time!

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About Dr. Charu Chandrasekera: 

Dr. Chandrasekera is the founder and executive director of Canada’s first and only centre dedicated exclusively to alternatives to animal testing, the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) and the Canadian Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (CaCVAM) located at the University of Windsor. She is an experienced scientist, a former animal researcher, a science policy expert, and an animal lover.  Through her Centre, Dr. Chandrasekera promotes the replacement of animals in Canadian biomedical research, education, and chemical safety testing through 21st century science, innovation, and ethics.