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Estée Lauder announces scientific collaboration with Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi

Estée Lauder to conduct research with world renowned expert in epigenetics and circadian rhythm

The Estee Lauder Companies R&D

June 1, 2020 - To further advance over a decade of circadian rhythm research in skin, the Estée Lauder brand announces a scientific collaboration with Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sassone-Corsi is a world leader in epigenetics and the body clock, having published numerous articles and books on the subjects, and is highly sought after for his expert commentary by both scientific and news media. This research collaboration connects Estée Lauder's skin biology research program with the unmatched expertise and complementary research focus of Dr. Sassone-Corsi.

"We are excited to embark on a collaboration with Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi, who is a world leader in epigenetics research," said Dr. Nadine Pernodet, Vice President, Skin Biology and BioActives, Research & Development at the Estée Lauder Companies, and Estée Lauder Lead Scientist. "Dr. Sassone-Corsi has brought many firsts to the field of epigenetics and our laboratory has pioneered research in skin biology. This collaboration will allow us to explore the common interests of our two research groups and will help us further our understanding of what is happening in the skin."

This new Estée Lauder collaboration with the Sassone-Corsi laboratory will build upon Estée Lauder's skin research and contribute to its recent findings by investigating additional molecular mechanisms related to a newly identified micro signaling molecule. The two laboratories will independently explore the interaction between this molecule and other skin activities, including circadian machinery, to deepen the understanding of how skin acts and communicates. This research seeks new information about how this powerful micro signaling molecule interacts with essential skin pathways, in order to better understand how to impact the "memory" of skin to help it act and look younger.

"I'm very impressed with Estée Lauder's research and understanding of new ways to help change skin's visible future," said Dr. Sassone-Corsi. "This exciting collaboration provides the opportunity to unravel how a specific micro signaling molecule interacts with circadian rhythms in the skin, a critical organ system that we wish to explore more in depth in my laboratory."

About Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi

Over the past three decades, Dr. Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Director of the Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism and the Donald Bren Professor at the University of California, Irvine has conducted research focused on unraveling how epigenetics is critical for healthy lifespan, wellbeing, appropriate circadian sleep cycles, aging and disease prevention.

Dr. Sassone-Corsi's seminal discoveries have changed the circadian clock paradigm, proving the existence of secondary clocks that control peripheral tissues throughout the body. Research conducted in the Sassone-Corsi Laboratory has charted new territory in understanding how circadian clocks communicate to synchronize cellular processes, linking epigenetics and metabolism in a vast array of biological systems. Dr. Sassone-Corsi has published several hundred peer-reviewed articles, many in the highest impact science journals, and has received an expansive list of prestigious international scientific awards

About Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder is the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Founded by Mrs. Estée Lauder, one of the world's first female entrepreneurs, the brand today continues her legacy of creating the most innovative, sophisticated, high-performance skincare and makeup products and iconic fragrances - all infused with a deep understanding of women's needs and desires. Today, Estée Lauder engages with women in over 150 countries around the world and at dozens of touch points - from in-store to digital. And each of these relationships consistently reflects Mrs. Lauder's powerful and authentic woman-to-woman point of view.


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