The Human Microbiome - Exploring the Potential to Predict, Prevent and Treat Disease

Virtual Format (Online)
Tuesday evenings, May 3 - June 7, 2022
7:00 – 8:30 pm PT

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Susan V. Lynch, PhD
Director, Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine
Associate Director, Microbiome in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Professor, Department of Medicine - Gastroenterology

Course Description

Our bodies are dynamic ecosystems housing trillions of microbes that, while invisible to the naked eye, play a critical role in shaping human health. Taught by internationally recognized faculty from UCSF’s Benioff Center from Microbiome Medicine, this course will explore some of the many superpowers of our microbiomes, including how infant microbiomes influence childhood health and how the gut microbiome transforms diet and drugs and impacts mental health. To learn more about your microbial superpowers, please join us.

Lecture Schedule

May 3, 2022
How to Build a Microbiome – Early Life Microbiomes and Their Implications for Children’s Health

Susan V. Lynch, PhD Download Presentation

May 10, 2022
Can Big (Microbiome) Data Save the World? – Using AI and Microbiome Data to Predict Health Outcomes

Marina Sirota, PhD Download Presentation

May 17, 2022
You Are What you Eat - How Food and Drugs Interact with the Gut Microbiome

Peter Turnbaugh, PhD Download Presentation

May 24, 2022
The Gut-Brain Axis - Gut Microbiome Influences on Neurological Disease

Sergio Baranzini, PhD Download Presentation

May 31, 2022
The Microbes Upon Us - How the Cutaneous Microbiome Promotes Skin Health

Tiffany Scharschmidt, MD Download Presentation

June 7, 2022
Microbes and Mental Health – Mood Enhancing Effects of Gut Microbes

Ryan Rampersaud MD, PhD Download Presenation