The Skin You’re In
Better Understanding the Body’s Largest Organ
Guy German, PhD
Learn about the complex chemical and biological structures that protect our skin from cosmetics, sunlight, bacteria, and a host of environmental hazards. See how biomimicry helps scientists design products that alleviate pesky skin issues. Explore amazing breakthroughs like “DNA sunscreens” that boost protection the longer we’re in the sun.
Dr. German is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Binghamton University. His research focuses on understanding “soft matter” for use in biomedical applications. His team studies how skin protects us while allowing essential compounds in. From aging to sun exposure to excessive cleansing (think today’s busy healthcare worker), keeping skin healthy is a delicate balance.
This event was held November 10, 2020 at 7pm ET