August 21, 2015

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

Vanderbilt’s Department of Medicine will host a mini-research retreat, on Aug. 29, at 202 Light Hall.

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