Monday, April 22, 2013

April Science Cafe: Dr. Steven Gill (UofR): "The Human Microbial Community and Its Impact On Health"

The April Science Cafe will be on Tuesday April 23, 7pm at the Pittsford Plaza Barnes and Noble.

"The Human Microbial Community and Its Impact On Health"

Steven R. Gill, PhD
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Director, University of Rochester Genomics Research Center
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Steven Gill is a leading expert in the genomics of microbial pathogens and microbial communities that grow on nearly all areas of the human body. The microbial communities or 'Microbiomes' exist in a mutually beneficial relationship with their human host and have essential roles in our development and health. Dr. Gill will describe the human microbiome and its functions, including how we acquire our microbiome, its role in our growth from infant to adult and the potential impact of the microbiome on immune diseases and allergies. Prior to UR, Dr. Gill was an Investigator at The Institute for Genomic Research in Rockville, MD, where he led the group that pioneered and published the first genomic analysis of the human gut microbiome. At UR, his research group is working on multiple microbiome projects in collaboration with clinicians and basic scientists in Pediatrics, Oncology and Microbiology.

We hope to see everyone there.