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Dean’s Distinguished Seminar Series: Diversity, Stability, and Resilience of the Human Microbiome


David Relman, MD, Thomas M. and Joan C. Merigan Professor, Departments of Medicine, and Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University, Chief, Infectious Diseases Section  VA Palo Alto Health Care System


Research 1 North building, in the Hensel Phelps West Auditorium

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11/19/2013 4:00 PM

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11/19/2013 5:00 PM


Abstract: Recent advances in the study of the human microbiota and their collective genomes have highlighted the diversity of these communities, features of individuality, conserved as well as personalized predicted functional attributes, and the intimate relationship of these communities to host physiology. The human microbiome in adults at baseline is dynamic but also displays features of stability. Short, pulse disturbances may cause transient alterations in structure and function; compounded or sustained disturbances may lead to persistent, alternate states. Our long-term goal is a predictive understanding of the microbiome and the mechanisms that underlie resilience, as well as well-informed strategies for maintenance or restoration of health. Broadcast to Heitler Hall at National Jewish Health A reception for attendees that immediately follows in the first-floor atrium outside the lecture hall.

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