May 3 Cafe – Microbiomes in health and disease

with Michael Shapira

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Restaurant Valparaiso

1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 7:00 pm

What do we know about our internal microbial communities – their roles in healthy living and disease? Michael Shapira will explore some intriguing ideas about the contribution of our internal flora and fauna to evolution.
Gut Biome

Intestinal Flora

Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Dr. Michael Shapira

Dr. Michael Shapira

Michael Shapira is Assistant Professor in Residence in the department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Research in his lab seeks to understand the fundamentals of host-pathogen interactions in the context of the whole organism. The Shapira Lab is interested in the mechanistic details of these interactions, but is also considering the natural context in which these interactions have evolved and in which they occur.  

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