Maureen L. Condic

Biography


Maureen L. Condic

Neurobiology and Anatomy
B.A., University of Chicago
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

 

Maureen Condic is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Pediatrics.  Since her appointment at the University of Utah in 1997, Condic's primary research focus has been the development and regeneration of the nervous system. 


Condic’s current research involves the control of human stem cell potency and differentiation.  In addition to her scientific research, she teaches both graduate and medical students.  Her teaching focuses primarily on embryonic development, and she has taught Human Embryology in the University of Utah School of Medicine’s curriculum for over 20 years. 


In 1999, Condic was awarded the Basil O'Connor Young Investigator Award for her studies of peripheral nervous system development.  In 2002, she was named a McKnight Neuroscience of Brain Disorders Investigator, in recognition of her research in the field of spinal cord repair and regeneration. 


Condic recently co-authored a book, Human Embryos, Human Beings that explores the nature of the human embryo from a scientific and philosophical perspective, with a second book on the topic of identical twinning due to be published in 2019.  Condic has a strong commitment to public education and science literacy and has presented nationally and internationally on her scientific research, science policy and bioethics. 


Condic was appointed to the National Science Board in 2018.