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.