April 2, 2019

Secret Science Club & the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation present the 2019 Lasker Public Lecture with Cell Biologist Elaine Fuchs, MONDAY, April 15, 8PM @ the Bell House, FREE!

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 reservoir of stem cells 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 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.

--Sample our cocktail of the night, the Skin Deep
--Shimmy to pluripotent grooves
--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.

The Secret Science Club featuring Elaine Fuchs meets Monday, April 15, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave, R to 9th St.

Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.