Dr. Darrick E. Antell, an AUA clinical faculty member, currently has his work on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.

On campus, Dr. Antell has lectured several times about his research, including the study that is presently featured at the Smithsonian. This groundbreaking study verifies the effect of environment and lifestyle choices on the aging process, including how smoking, excess sun, and stress can accelerate aging as shown in photos of identical twins. “The entire office was thrilled when the Smithsonian asked permission to display this work and we took an Amtrak train trip down to Washington so that we could all see it ourselves,” said Dr. Antell.

The display is a part of the Human Genome Exhibit and is located on the second floor near the Hope Diamond. After September 1, the display will travel to other museums in the United States and around the world.  For more information about the display, please visit http://www.antell-md.com/newyorkplasticsurgeon/plasticsurgerytwins.htm