June 5, 2015
Dr. Jack Gilbert, Environmental Microbiologist at Argonne National Laboratory and Associate Professor in the University of Chicago’s Department of Ecology and Evolution, will discuss the microbial life on the human body that outnumber our cells 10 to 1. Gilbert – whose work has recently been covered by TIME, Newsweek, and National Geographic – will explore this brave new world, examining some examples of how your microbial world influences your health and highlighting the ways in which your lifestyle, diet and medical treatment can influence your microbiome. He will also discuss how bacteria could help combat Alzheimer’s, autism and cancer.
Free and open to the public. Click here to register.
Sponsored by the International House Global Voices Lecture Series, Argonne National Laboratory, and the Office of the Vice President for Research and for National Laboratories at UChicago.