The study of complex systems: Insights into the human vaginal microbiome

There is an estimated 10 fold more microbial cells within the human body than human cells, with an estimated 100 fold more genes than ours. Recent studies have shown strong associations between the human microbiome and the state of health and disease. Here, we study the temporal dynamics of the vaginal microbiome. We evaluate factors that might influence its stability and that could help in predicting the risk of disease.

Speaker: Dr. Zaid Abdo

Speaker Institution: Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University

Speaker Website: http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/Pages/faculty-profile-zaid-abdo.aspx

Event Date: 03-29-2016

Event Start Time: 4:00 PM

Event Location: Anatomy/Zoology Building W118

Mixer Time: 3:30 PM

Mixer Location: Anatomy/Zoology Building E112

Host: Dr. Colleen Webb