JAXtaposition: Microbiome

GUT CHECK: IS THE MICROBIOME THE KEY TO YOUR HEALTH?

Thursday, June 10, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (ET)

Our microbiome - the trillions of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, and fungi that live within us - is essential to our health. But disruptions of the microbial ecosystem are linked with human diseases including autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, and obesity. 

Join JAX for a discussion on this biodiverse ecosystem and how we can utilize it to improve our health. 

Registration will be posted soon. For question, contact Advancement Events at advancementevents@jax.org

  • JAXtaposition | Microbiome

    The microbes are tiny, the promise is huge.

    We depend on a vast army of microbes to stay alive: a microbiome that protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins. But disruptions of this incredible ecosystem are linked with autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders, and obesity.  JAX scientist George Weinstock, Ph.D., Director of Microbial Genomics and Evnin Family Chair, leads an interactive discussion on how a microbiome-based approach to living well can help us treat disease and enhance our health.