Dr. Vadim Backman, Professor of Biomedical Engineering,
Molecular Genetics and the Associate Director of the Cancer Center at Northwestern University, hosted a salon talk on the Science of Aging. He spoke about advances in science and medicine that could potentially increase our life span to 120-years old.
During and interactive discussion and wine tasting, Jenee Cyran, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Baylor University, and Deanna Cyran, a CMS certified sommelier, discussed the chemistry of wine and how the fermentation process affects the taste.
William Cohn, M.D., Vice President at Johnson & Johnson MedTech and the Executive Director for the Johnson & Johnson Center for Device Innovation at the Texas Medical Center, spoke about his involvement with in developing the continuous-flow artificial heart. Dr. Cohn shared his insight on how to foster a culture of “do-it-yourself” innovation.