Every Friday through April, join the Problems in Complex Disease Biology Colloquium Series.
Please join Susan Lynch, PhD, for her lecture titled "The Human Microbiome - a New Frontier in Health.”
Following Jack Gilbert's breathtaking introduction, this week's course will continue the exploration of the microbiome by focusing on its relations with human health and disease. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Sue Lynch, an outstanding microbiome scientist at the forefront of the field and one of the most compelling proponents of the fusion between microbial ecology and biomedically-oriented microbiome sciences.
In a sweeping series of recent high-profile papers, Dr. Lynch has been defining how transmission of microbes from the pregnant mother to the child and microbial exposures very early in life modulate microbiome and immune development in ways that persist and emerge years later. Her command of microbial ecology and her holistic view of the microbiome put her in a unique position to break new ground in these all-important, novel areas.
Her propensity to work with immunologists and basic biologists is breaking traditional boundaries and expanding the impact of microbiome research to an unprecedented extent; not to mention her passion for her field, which becomes immediately evident as she lectures, is quite infectious.