Immunology Forum Seminar Series featuring Dr. Sarkis Mazmanian
The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Los Angeles, California 90095
Sarkis Mazmanian, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology & Biological Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Dr. Mazmanian's research focus is that the human genome does not encode all functions required for health but rather that humans depend on crucial interactions with products of the microbiome (the collective genomes of our intestinal bacterial species). Advances in the past few years now make it possible to mine this untapped reservoir for beneficial microbial molecules. Using advanced genomic, microbiologic, immunologic methods and animal models, his lab seeks to define the molecular processes evolved by symbiotic bacteria that mediate protection from inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.
Light lunch served
Co-Sponsored by the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and the Center for AIDS Research