Dr. Kan Cao is a renowned scientist, anti-aging authority and professor of cell biology and molecular genetics at the University of Maryland. Dr. Cao has been studying human aging and in particular the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying Hutchinson Gilford Progeria syndrome, a premature aging disease that claims most victims by age 13.
Dr. Cao received her BSc degree in Biology from the Nanjing University (China) and her Ph.D. degree in Biology from the Johns Hopkins University. Afterwards, she was chosen to do her postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. Francis Collins of the National Human Genome Research Institute, where she developed novel approaches to study human skin cell aging.
Among her many accolades, Dr. Cao was named the New Scholar in Aging by the Ellison Medical Foundation (2011-2015), and she received the prestigious Norma M. Allewell Prize in Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland. She is a close collaborator with the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Carnegie Institution for Science.
Jasmin El Kordi is an accomplished Senior Executive, Entrepreneur and Innovator with more than 30 years of success in the technology, telecommunications, beauty/health and wellness industries.
As an experienced Fortune 500 executive (Sprint, Cisco), Mrs. El Kordi has built multiple $100M+ revenue streams and recently served as VP of Prima Natural, a Spanish consumer goods company that sells anti-aging and skin rejuvenation products. She was responsible for leading the company’s launch into the US market, spearheading brand development, business partnerships and customer acquisition.
Mrs. El Kordi holds a B.S. in Business with a minor in Foreign Languages, Summa cum Laude from the University of Maryland and is currently an Executive on the Board of the Womens Center.