Skip to main content

Mini-retreat will explore microbiome research at VU Aug. 29

Aug. 21, 2015, 2:41 PM

Vanderbilt’s Department of Medicine will host “Microbiome Research at Vanderbilt,” a research mini-retreat, on Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event takes place at Light Hall, Room 202.

Learn more about the Microbiome Research at Vanderbilt mini-retreat.

The agenda for Aug. 29 is as follows:

9 a.m.
Opening remarks
Roy Zent, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice chair of research, Department of Medicine

9:10 a.m.
“The Microbiome: A New Horizon for Vanderbilt”
Seth Bordenstein, Ph.D.
Associate professor of biological sciences
Associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology

9:40 a.m.
“Engineering Gut Microbiota for Treatment of Cardiometabolic Diseases”
Sean Davies, Ph.D.
Assistant professor of pharmacology

10 a.m.
“Characterization of the Microbiome in Patients with Benign Lung Nodules”
Melinda Aldrich, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Assistant professor of thoracic surgery
Assistant professor of medicine

10:20 a.m.
“B Lymphocyte Signaling Links Intestinal Microbiome and Autoimmunity”
Peggy Kendall, M.D.
Assistant professor of medicine
Assistant professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology

11 a.m.
“The Impact of Nutrition on Clostridium Difficile Infection”
Eric Skaar, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Director, Host-Pathogen Interactions Division
Professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology

11:20 a.m.
“Dynamic Acquisition of the Fetal Microbiota during Normal Pregnancy”
JoAnn Romano-Keeler, M.D., M.S.
Instructor in pediatrics

11:40 a.m.
“Role of the Lung Microbiota in COPD Progression”
Bradley W. Richmond, M.D.
Clinical fellow, Department of Medicine

Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Marissa Benchea has CF, and she is one of hundreds of thousands of adults not only surviving but thriving with a chronic childhood disease.

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

Vanderbilt Medicine

One hundred years ago, multiple “waves” of a deadly flu swept across the world.

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Hope

A diagnosis of cancer at any age is tragic, but during the adolescent and young adult years, it’s especially complicated.

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

Momentum

Karen Dyer Young cares for patients and members of the Dayani Center who have or are recovering from cancer or a stem cell transplant.

more