The Telomere Effect: IOA Partners with JCCSF to Present Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel for a Revolutionary Discussion on Aging


Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel discuss The Telomere Effect
Institute on Aging joins the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco to host Nobel Laureate Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel on Tuesday, January 10th, for a discussion of their new work, “The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer.” It’s an opportunity for our local community to explore and examine cutting edge scientific insight on the biology of the aging process from women at the top of their fields.

Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for their work with telomeres, Dr. Blackburn and her two colleagues, Jack W. Szostak and Carol W. Greider, discovered the significant properties of telomeres, which act as protective devices for our chromosomes, and their undeniable role in the aging process—strengthening and lengthening these telomeres can help humans stay active and vibrant in their later years, and reduces the likelihood of age-related illnesses, such as hypertension, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Currently, Dr. Blackburn heads the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, focusing on research in the neuroscience, genetics, immunology, and related fields. Dr. Elissa Epel directs the University of California San Francisco’s Aging, Metabolism, and Emotions Center, studying stress, aging, and obesity as a health psychologist. These two leaders in their fields have come together, partnering with JCCSF and IOA, to lead a thought-provoking community discussion on telomeres and the biological process of getting older.
IOA continues its powerful mission of embracing the aging process with grace, dignity, and joy, and is proud to be the sole community partner sponsoring this not to be missed event.
The discussion begins at 7pm at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Tickets are $28 general admission. Enter discount code IOA25 to receive 25% off your admission to this engaging event.

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