Cynthia Kenyon: Exploring Genes That Can Extend Your Lifespan

Exploring Genes that Can Extend Life Span

Cynthia Kenyon, Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Director, Hillblom Center for the Biology of Aging, UCSF  

Could it be possible for people to reset their internal clocks and live to 110? Scientists like Kenyon think so. Through her groundbreaking research with roundworms, she discovered disabling a single gene doubled the life span of the worm. This led to the realization that the rate of aging is subject to genetic control and not just “wear and tear,” as previously thought. Kenyon makes the compelling case.

Location: Historic Hoover Theatre, 1635 Park Ave., San Jose
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members, $5 students (with valid ID)