Eric Alm, Ph.D.Director, Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics
Professor, Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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The microbes that live on and inside us play a surprisingly significant role in our health and the progression of diseases. But the human microbiome is not static. Instead, it is a dynamic ecosystem that responds to the genetics and behavior of its host.
In this talk, Eric Alm will discuss experiments investigating how the microbiome adapts to its host and the timescales on which this adaptation occurs.