Science On Tap
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, Kan Cao (Associate Professor, UMD Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics), 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 with The Clarice and MilkBoy ArtHouse, a local crossroads for dynamic entertainment, social gathering and creative dining in downtown College Park, Maryland. The UMD Science Alumni Network is also co-sponsoring this event.