Causes and Consequences of Our Gut Microbial Differences

Monday, November 27, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm, Gonda Center - First Floor Conference Room, 1357

Human Genetics Seminar Series

See below for additional information.

Admission

Free and open to the public.

Contact

Human Genetics
(310) 267-2487
humangenetics@mednet.ucla.edu

Website

http://www.genetics.ucla.edu/speakers/

Additional Information

Co-sponsored by: UCLA Microbiome Center

Dr. Jake Lusis is hosting Federico E. Rey, PhD, Assistant Professor Department of Bacteriology University of Wisconsin-Madison

The microbial communities that inhabit our intestines exert profound influence on metabolism and metabolic diseases. Diet and host-derived factors modulate the composition of the gut microbiome, which in turn modifies the nutritional value of the food we consume, in part by generating bioactive molecules. Dr. Rey will discuss our efforts aimed at (i) identifyng enviromental and genetic determinants of gut microbiome composition and (ii) understanding how differences in microbiota composition affect metabolism of nutrients and health.

Light snacks will be provided.

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