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  • Friday, March 8, 2019
  • 1:30 PM–2:30 PM
  • Science Building 010

Guest Speaker: Ariangela Kozik University of Michigan Friday, Mar. 8th, 2019 1:30p - 2:30p Science Building 010 ("the Pit")

Scientific and technological advancements have made us aware of the myriad of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, and fungi) that inhabit our bodies and the world around us. These microbes exist in complex communities, consume and create resources, adapt to environmental stressors, and can have a profound impact our health. The current research in Dr. Kozik's lab is focused on understanding how the gut and respiratory microbiome is involved in shaping the pathogenesis of adult asthma. Data from this lab suggests that the respiratory microbiome has a potentially important influence on asthma phenotype. Integration of clinical research with advanced tools for investigating microbial populations will likely enable progress towards microbiome-informed therapeutic strategies. 

Join the BIO295 course as we explore this topic, examining what these developments could mean for future treatments of adult asthma and the implications this research could have on future therapeutic strategies for other illnesses. 

Any questions? Please contact Erika Purcell-Williams (eap2@calvin.edu, #526-7700) of the Biology Department for further assistance. 

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