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Microbiome and Metabolism Symposium

Join Us: April 12, 2018

7:30 am – 3:00 pm

NYU Interprofessional Building
433 First Avenue, room 220
New York, NY 10010

The Human Microbiome is the collection of all the microorganisms living in the human body. Bacterial cells on average are ten times more populous than human cells and have approximately 1000 more genes than present in the human genome. These microbes are generally not harmful to us; in fact, they are essential for maintaining health.

Microbiome studies suggest that oral and gut microbiota affect nutrient acquisition, energy harvest, and myriad host metabolic pathways which can alter carbohydrate, fatty acid, amino acid metabolism. Increasingly, studies have demonstrated that changes in the composition of our microbiomes correlate with numerous disease states, suggesting that manipulation of these communities could be used therapeutically.


  • 7:30 am – 8:15 am          

  • 8:15 am – 8:30 am

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am
    Michael Snyder, PhD
    Department of Genetics, Stanford University

  • 9:30 am – 10:15 am
    Laura McCabe, PhD
    Department of Physiology, Michigan State University

  • 10:15 am – 10:30 am

  • 10:30 am – 11:15 am
    Emma Allen-Vercoe, PhD
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Guelph

  • 11:15 am – 12:00 pm
    George Miller, MD
    Department of Surgery, NYU School of Medicine

  • 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
    Lunch (will be provided)

  • 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm           
    Xin Li, PhD
    Department of Basic Science, NYU College of Dentistry

  • 1:45 pm – 2:30 pm
    Christopher Mason, PhD
    Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Weill Cornell Medicine

  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm



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