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Black Tie International Hosts
Cocktail Reception at The Gallery Sag Harbor for Dr. Bill Andrews


 

Black Tie International Magazine
Hosts Cocktail Reception for Dr. Bill Andrews
at The Gallery Sag Harbor

 Photos by:  Joyce Brooks
 

Rebecca Cooper, Owner of The Gallery Sag Harbor with

Rebecca Cooper, Owner of The Gallery Sag Harbor with
Dr. Bill Andrews, Ph.D.,  President & CEO of Sierra Sciences

 

 

Caoimhe McKeon, Gerard McKeon, Publisher of Black Tie International Magazine, Rebecca Cooper, Saoirse McKeon and Maysie Makrianes

Caoimhe McKeon, Gerard McKeon, Publisher of Black Tie International Magazine, Rebecca Cooper, Saoirse McKeon and Maysie Makrianes

Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley

Stewart Lane & Bonnie Comley
 

Ana Lita

Ana Lita

 

Betty Bregman, Gerard McKeon and Fiddle Viracola

Betty Bregman, Gerard McKeon and Fiddle Viracola

 

Dr. Bill Andrews and Lavinia Baker

Dr. Bill Andrews and Lavinia Baker

 

Frank Trotta and Fran Billet

Frank Trotta and Fran Billet

 

James Stavrinos and Christen von Wehren

James Stavrinos and Christen von Wehren

 

Cindy Lou Wakefield, Caoimhe McKeon, Richard P. Friedman,

Cindy Lou Wakefield, Caoimhe McKeon, Richard P. Friedman,
 Saoirse McKeon and Maysie Makrianes

 

Joan Carlson

Joan Carlson

 

Sara Herbert-Galloway and Joyce Brooks

Sara Herbert-Galloway and Joyce Brooks

 

utta Sayles and Rebecca Cooper

Jutta Sayles and Rebecca Cooper

 

Lorraine de Rensis

Lorraine de Rensis

 

Marie Romain

Marie Romain

 

Marsha Edelman

Marsha Edelman

 

Dr. Mitchell Flaum, Sara Herbert-Galloway and Dr. Bill Andrews

Dr. Mitchell Flaum, Sara Herbert-Galloway and Dr. Bill Andrews

 

Myra Lee, Lee Packman, Charles Goldfarb, Daphne Goldfarb

Myra Lee, Lee Packman, Charles Goldfarb, Daphne Goldfarb
and Maggie Goldfarb

 

Rebecca Cooper, Gil Ferrare and Jane Suskind-Narins

Rebecca Cooper, Gil Ferrer and Jane Suskind-Narins

 

Rebecca Cooper, Ira Leeds and Ellen Saidenberg

Rebecca Cooper, Ira Leeds and Ellen Saidenberg

 

Sara Herbert-Galloway, Dr. Bill Andrews, Bonnie Comley and

Sara Herbert-Galloway, Dr. Bill Andrews, Bonnie Comley and
 Stewart Lane

 

Sora Vernikoff and Fern Reidman

Sora Vernikoff and Fern Reidman

 

Vincent da Silva, Rebecca Cooper & Gil Ferrer

Vincent da Silva, Rebecca Cooper & Gil Ferrer. 
Photo by:  Richard Lewin

 
 

Joyce Brooks, Editor-in-Chief and Gerard McKeon,

Joyce Brooks, Editor-in-Chief and Gerard McKeon,
Publisher of Black Tie International Magazine

 

On July 4, 2009  Black Tie International Magazine
Hosted a Cocktail Reception for
 Dr. Bill Andrews, President & CEO of
Sierra Sciences, LLC
at  The Gallery Sag Harbor
135 Main Street
www.thegallerysagharbor.com
 

Sierra Sciences, LLC is a company devoted to finding ways to extend our healthspans and lifespans beyond the theoretical maximum of 125 years.

 


Scientific research has shown that this theoretical maximum is limited because of the length of our telomeres which shorten as we get older. Our reproductive cells don’t experience this shortening, and thus don’t age, because they contain an enzyme called telomerase that re-lengthens the telomeres as they shorten. Sierra Sciences is searching for pharmaceuticals that will induce the production of telomerase in all our cells.

On November 6th, 2007 Sierra Sciences found its first telomerase inducing chemical; called Sierra1. This chemical is the first ever discovered that activates the telomerase gene without killing the cells. Efforts are presently underway to learn everything possible about Sierra1. But, in addition, Sierra1 has provided Sierra Sciences with the first positive control ever for detection of telomerase gene activity in normal human cells. This has served as a very powerful tool for the development of robust high throughput screening assays for finding additional telomerase inducing chemicals. As such, in the last year Sierra Sciences has discovered an additional 62 chemicals that activate the telomerase gene. This now enables the scientists at Sierra Sciences to design better chemicals with increased potency and specificity. Additional screening for even more chemicals is also underway.

 

Research at Sierra Sciences

§        10,200 Square Foot Facility and Expanding.

 

§        95% Science, 5% Business

 

§        30 Scientists, 5 non-Scientists and Growing.

 

§        Located in Reno, Nevada

 

Our Progress:

The Search for Telomerase Inducers

 As of March 24th, 2009:

We have screened 58,000 Compounds

We have found 109 telomerase inducers

These represent 26 distinct drug families

Most potent compound = 6% of goal

Check back frequently for updates!

We are screening 4,000 compounds per week.

Bill Andrews, Ph.D.
President and CEO

Bill Andrews has worked in the biotech industry for 28 years, focusing the last 15 years on finding ways to extend human lifespan through the intervention of telomere shortening in human cells.

Dr. Andrews earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Population Genetics at the University of Georgia in 1981. He was a Senior Scientist at Armos Corporation and Codon Corporation, Director of Molecular Biology at Codon and at Geron Corporation, and Director of Technology Development at EOS Biosciences.

While Director of Molecular Biology at Geron Corporation, Dr. Andrews was one of the principal discoverers of both the RNA and protein components of human telomerase and was awarded 2nd place as "National Inventor of the Year" in 1997 for this work. He is presently a named inventor on 35 US issued telomerase patents.

Terry McAfee
Vice President of Finance

Terry McAfee leads the finance and administrative functions of Sierra Sciences. He is responsible for financial and government reporting, financial planning and budgeting, and human resources. Mr. McAfee is a financial and business planning professional who has held financial leadership roles with Porsche Cars North America, Bank of America and Swift Newspapers. He has also advised a diverse array of clients in manufacturing, e-commerce and services. Mr. McAfee is a Nevada Certified Public Accountant and an active board member of the Reno Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants.

Laura Briggs, Ph.D.
Vice President of Research and Discovery

Laura Briggs received her B.S. degree in Nutrition in 1993 and her Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Health in 2000 from the University of Nevada, Reno. After a one-year post-doctoral position at UNR she joined Sierra Sciences in 2001 and is the Director of Cell Biology. Dr. Briggs is also currently serving as the biology Lab Coordinator for Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) and has collaborated on research projects at the V.A. Medical Center in Reno, Nevada.

 

Richard Offerdahl
Chairman of the Board & COO

Richard Offerdahl was granted a BSEE in 1965. Until 1981, he worked in the computer industry. In 1981, he co-founded Zycad Corporation serving as its President until 1986. Zycad's 1984 IPO raised $30 million. While he was President of Zycad, sales rose to $25 million per year. In 1987, he purchased majority interest in Digi International (DGII), a maker of computer serial cards and ports for connecting peripherals to networks, and became its first outside Director. While Mr. Offerdahl was associated with DGII, sales rose from $3 million to $160 million per year. He is also a Director of several private companies.

Pierluigi Zappacosta
Vice President of Business Development

Pierluigi Zappacosta was granted an MS in Computer Science from Stanford in 1978. In 1981, he co-founded Logitech, the leading maker of mice and other personal interface products that enable people to work, play and communicate in the digital world and over a period of 17 years filled various roles including President & CEO. He was instrumental in taking the company public in Switzerland in 1988 and on NASDAQ in 1997, raising a total of $60 million. By the time Mr. Zappacosta left in 1998, sales of Logitech had risen to over $400 million per year. He is also a Director of a number of private companies.

 

For more information please visit:
www.Cure-Aging-Or-Die-Trying.com

 
 

The Gallery Sag Harbor is in its third season and is unique because we show artists both from The Hamptons and abroad, from the newest emerging markets, such as New Art from China and New art from Israel, both spectacular sell-out shows. Some of our local favorites include Lois Wright of Grey Gardens fame, the very popular Barbara Thomas, and Michelle Suna's exciting effervescent paintings. Many of The Gallery's Gala Openings are coupled with well-known Charity Benefits such as Ellen's Run  and The American Heart Association. The current exhibition of Marinescapes, by well known personality

Gill Ferrer, is like walking into a stage set because the art works are three dimensional assemblages, Absolutely fabulous- and its just like You are there by the Sea, by the beautiful Sea!

Come see us for Gil's show from July 11 through July 27.

Our August Show is called "An Artist and Her Mentor" featuring ceramacist Matt Nolan ad his student, emerging talent and painter Jessica Pinsky.

The Gallery, 125 Main Street, in downtown Sag Harbor
(6317257707) and do visit our website at
www.thegallerysagharbor.com.  

 

 

To list an upcoming event please contact:
joyce@blacktiemagazine.com

 
 
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