Science and Society | The Science of Aging

MARCH 5 | 5 - 6 PM

What do we know about aging and longevity, and how do we know it? Join us for a Science and Society lecture by Dr. Coleen Murphy, whose new book, How We Age: The Science of Longevity, chronicles the history and current state of research on aging. She describes how recent studies of centenarians, long-lived animals, and simple invertebrate animals, combined with breakthroughs in genomics and cell biology, have led to insights into the molecular mechanisms of longevity and aging. The research provides clues to how we might slow human aging, which could lead in turn to new therapeutics and treatments for age-related disease. 

Coleen Murphy is a leading researcher on aging. She is professor of genomics and molecular biology at Princeton University, Director of the Lewis Sigler Institute of Genomics at Princeton, director of Princeton’s Glenn Foundation for Research on Aging, and director of the Simons Collaboration on Plasticity in the Aging Brain.

We invite you to support the author by purchasing a copy of their book from Browseabout Books by clicking HERE. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website.

The library's “Science and Society - Making Sense of the World Around Us” lecture series is co-organized and moderated by Fred Dylla, Executive Director Emeritus of the American Institute of Physics and author of Scientific Journeys, Linda Dylla, former public information officer at the Jefferson Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy, and Colin Norman, the former News Editor at Science.

Event date: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address: 
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971