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A monthly lecture series at UMD that explores the latest discoveries in science and technology in a relaxed atmosphere with food and drink

Professor Kan Cao
The science behind skin aging
What I learned by studying a rare, rapid-aging disease
Kan Cao
Associate Professor, Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

Photo: John T. Consoli

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.

Milkboy Art House

MilkBoy ArtHouse
7416 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Space is limited. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Happy hour specials will be available until 7 p.m.

Questions? Contact Abby Robinson
at or 301-405-5845.

Hutchinson Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) is a rare, accelerated aging disorder that affects only one in 8 million children. Because there are less than 250 people worldwide that suffer from this genetic disorder, HPGS doesn’t receive as much attention in the scientific community as other diseases. However, researching a cure for HGPS has led to some big insights about skin aging and how to best slow it down in healthy adults. In this talk, I will discuss HGPS, the science behind skin aging and a commonly overlooked laboratory dye—methylene blue—which might be the secret to improving the longevity of our skin.

This event is a partnership between the UMD College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences and The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, Maryland. This event is also sponsored by the UMD Science Alumni Network.

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