Library and Labyrinth Author Talk: Longevity and the Science of Aging
The Princeton Public Library and Labyrinth Books will welcome author Coleen T. Murphy and professor Sam Wang to the Library’s Community Room on Thursday, February 1 at 6 p.m. The item in discussion will be Murphy’s book, How We Age: The Science of Longevity.
Most people would like to look younger or to slow down the process of aging. As a professor of genomics and molecular biology at Princeton University, Murphy runs a research lab dedicated to the process of aging, which remains one of the least understood processes within the human body. The book suggests the development of new therapeutics to combat aging. She also proposes the potential for new aging model systems.
Murphy will be joined by Wang, a professor of molecular biology and neuroscience at Princeton University. His laboratory research focuses on learning from birth to adulthood, at levels ranging from single synapses to the whole brain. He is the author (with Sandra Aamodt) of two books about the brain: Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life and Welcome to Your Child’s Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College.
This is a free event with no advance registration necessary. Princeton Public Library is located at 65 Witherspoon Street. For questions, call 609.924.9529.