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De Novo Mutations in Human Gut and Skin Microbiomes

  • September 10, 2019
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • A Level Physics Seminar Room, Room A30, Smith Hall Annex (CRC)

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Center for Studies in Physics and Biology Seminars
Tami Lieberman, Ph.D., assistant professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

There is an enormous potential for evolution within each of our microbiomes, with billions of new mutations being created each day. In this talk, Lieberman will highlight the power of tracking within-person evolution for understanding bacterial transmission, identifying genes critical to long-term survival, and for understanding evolutionary principles. Lieberman will present examples from infectious diseases, the gut microbiome, and the skin microbiome, and speculate on how within-person evolution may impact and inform microbiome-targeted therapies.

Melanie Lee
(212) 327-8636
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Melanie Lee
(212) 327-8636

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