“Canary in the Coalmine – the Neonatal Gut Microbiota and Childhood Allergy and Asthma”

Susan Lynch, PhD
ASM Distinguished Lecturer

Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, Gastroenterology
Director, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Microbiome Research Core
University of California San FranciscoThe human superorganism represents a coalition of man and microbes, with the greatest diversity and burden of these species concentrated in the lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Recent studies in thisemerging field have demonstrated relationships between the composition of these communities and diverse aspects of host physiology, including metabolism and immunological function. Research in Dr. Lynch’s laboratory focuses on microbial communities associated with chronic inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts. Using clinical samples to inform studies in murine models, they examine relationships between microbial community composition and function in an effort tobetter understand microbial-host interplay in the context of chronic inflammatory disease. Research in the Lynch laboratory addresses key areas of human microbiome research including 1) early-life microbiome assembly, 2) community perturbation and reassembly, 3) relationships between microbiome composition, function and chronic immune activation, 4) development of rationally designed novel microbiome-based therapeutics, and 5) the gut-airway axis.

Free Reception:  5-6pm
Seminar: 6-7pm

Thomas Jefferson University
Blumle Life Sciences Bldg, Room 101 (Main Lobby)
233 S. 10th St (10th and Locust),  Philadelphia, PA 19104
Discounted parking at the garage on 11th and Locust
(Entrance on 11th St under Hamilton Bldg)