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November Meeting - Skin Aging

  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que 845 Canal Street Stamford, CT, 06902 United States (map)

Please join us on Tuesday, November 14th to learn about extrinsic and intrinsic factors influencing skin aging from Laurie B. Joseph, Ph.D. from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University. Thank you to Brenntag Specialties for sponsoring our last meeting of the year!

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
845 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Speaker: 7:00pm

Abstract- Your skin is considered the window to your soul. It is a protective barrier which is constantly under chemical and physical attack from the environment. As we age the skin loses its ability to ward off toxins from entering our bodies. In this presentation I will discuss some of the factors which affect skin health as we age. Your skin health is governed by intrinsic as well as extrinsic factors. As we age intrinsic changes in our skin structure may lead to dehydration, sagging, loss of hypodermis and dysfunction of the skin and its skin appendages. In this presentation we will discuss how aging may induce modifications of intrinsic skin factors such as the microbiome and immune function.  We will examine the effects of extrinsic toxins, such as pesticides, household and personal care products and the sun, as well as drugs on the skin. Finally we will explore how changes in extrinsic and intrinsic factors may lead to structural damage and skin dysfunction.

Register below, or email Cynthia Valovich
SCC members: $45
Non-members: $50
Students and Unemployed: $35

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Bio- Dr. Laurie Joseph has over 35 years of experience in toxicology having developed clinical and in vitro human models as well as in vivo animal models to understand the fundamentals of environmental damage and cellular response. She received a B.S. in geology from The George Washington University, M.S. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and post-doctoral training at Yale University and the University Connecticut Medical Center. For the past 30 years, she been involved in the study of wound repair in skin and vascular tissue including over 15 years of experience in the skin care industry. Laurie is a member of numerous organizations including Personal Care Product Council biotech and chemistry subcommittees of the International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient Committee, Society of Cosmetic Chemists, and an associate member of the American Academy of Dermatology.   Prior to coming to Rutgers University, she was the senior skin biologist for Croda Inc. (USA), a world leader in specialty chemicals for personal care, pharmaceutical, home, and industrial use.  Laurie has over 35 peer reviewed publications and has been an investigator on numerous nationally funded and intermural awards. Currently, she is faculty in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University developing in vivo, in vitro, and clinical models of skin wound repair and preparation of topical formulations for the Rutgers/ UMDNJ CounterACT Center for Excellence Pharmaceutics and Chemistry Core active pharmaceutical ingredients group.