Secret Science Club & the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation present Cell Biologist Elaine Fuchs

Secret Science Club & the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation present Cell Biologist Elaine Fuchs

Monday · April 15, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

 

Front Bar opens at 5:30pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Please bring ID: 21+.

No cover. Just bring your smart self!

Secret Science Club
Secret Science Club
Underground . . .
Shrouded in mystery . . .
Chock-full of brainiacs . . .
The Secret Science Club features:
• mind-bending lectures
• volatile experiments
• chemical libations
• star-gazing sounds
Elaine Fuchs
Elaine Fuchs
Mysterious skin… the skin is the largest organ in the human body, and it’s a pretty amazing organ, too. When you move, your skin stretches and springs back. When you get a scrape, it heals. Old skin cells are constantly shed and new cells replace them. In fact, every 2 to 4 weeks the outer layer of your skin is completely regenerated—thanks to a deep reservoir of stem cells that reside in your epidermis.

The skin’s ability to self-renew has long fascinated cell biologist Elaine Fuchs. She has spent her career researching the skin’s stem cells and how their basic biology can be used to create new therapies and cures.

At the next Secret Science Club, Dr. Fuchs asks: What are stem cells? How do they make and repair skin and other tissue? What is the role of stem cells in cancer? How can stem cells be used in regenerative medicine?

Elaine Fuchs is the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at The Rockefeller University and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Her groundbreaking contributions to skin and stem cell biology have been recognized with multiple awards and honors, including the National Medal of Science, the March of Dimes Prize, the L’Oreal-UNESCO Award, and the E.B. Wilson Prize from the American Society of Cell Biology.

BEFORE & AFTER THE TALK: Sample our cocktail of the night, the Skin Deep; shimmy to pluripotent grooves; and stick around for the scintillating Q&A

This edition of the Secret Science Club, the 2019 Lasker Public Lecture in honor of Al Sommer, is sponsored by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. The Foundation works to foster the prevention and treatment of disease and disabilities by honoring excellence in basic and clinical science, educating the public, and advocating for support of medical research.

Doors to the performance space open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/