Science of aging and longevity is lecture topic March 5

February 28, 2024

Dr. Coleen Murphy, director of the Lewis Sigler Institute of Genomics at Princeton University, will join the Lewes Public Library’s Science and Society lecture series for an online discussion at 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, via Zoom.

Murphy will address the questions of what is known about aging and longevity, and how it is known. She will review 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. This research provides exciting clues to how it might be possible to slow human aging, which could lead to new therapeutics and treatments for age-related disease.  

To register for the online event, go to or call the library at 302-645-2733.

Participants are encouraged to support the author by purchasing a copy of the book from local independent bookstore Browseabout Books. 

The Lewes Public Library’s Science and Society - Making Sense of the World Around Us lecture series is co-organized and moderated by Colin Norman, former news editor at Science; Fred Dylla, executive director emeritus of the American Institute of Physics and author of “Scientific Journeys”; and Lynda Dylla, former public information officer at the Jefferson Laboratory and U.S. Department of Energy.


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