March Meeting - Human Skin Microbiome

  • Unilever 45 Commerce Drive Trumbull, CT, 06611 United States

Please join us on March 21, 2017 to learn about the human skin microbiome from Dr. Julia Oh from the Jackson Laboratory for Genome Medicine. 

Unilever
45 Commerce Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Speaker: 7:00pm

Abstract- The host, its microbes, and disease: the landscape of the human skin microbiome

This course will provide an overview of the microbiome, which is the collective genome of the microbial communities that live in and on our bodies. What is the role of the microbiome in human health? What happens when the microbiome is disrupted? How can a metagenomics approach advance the study of the microbiome? What makes individuals susceptible to colonization and subsequent infection? Are there unique issues related to healthcare settings? This course will address these questions and more.

Register below, or email Cynthia Valovich
SCC members: $45
Non-members: $50
Students and Unemployed: $35

Monthly Meeting Registration

Biography
Dr. Julia Oh is an Assistant Professor at the Jackson Laboratory for Genome Medicine and a microbiome expert. Her current research focuses on technologies to explore and engineer the human microbiome, the communties of bacteria, viruses, and fungi that inhabit all areas of the human body and play an integra role in human health. She has signficant training in genomics, genetics, and technology development, completing postdoctoral training at the National Human Genome Research Institute, her Ph.D. in genetics at Stanford Univeristy under renowned geneticist and technologist Ronald Davis, and her B.A. from Harvard University at the FAS Center for Systems Biology.