NEXT MEETING: "Establishing causal connections between microbiota composition and human disease"
We usually meet monthly during the academic year. These meetings are designed to build interpersonal connections and community, inform members about the work done by our committees in the previous month, and provide opportunities for learning and collaboration. All interested students, faculty, clinicians, and Yale affiliates are welcome to attend our monthly meetings.
Monday, February 22, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Jane Ellen Hope Building
15 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Noah W. Palm, PhD
In this talk, Dr. Palm will discuss new approaches and methodologies that he has recently developed to experimentally test the role of human gut microbes (i.e., the intestinal microbiota) in disease development and progression. These approaches have enabled the identification of potentially causal bacterial organisms in human inflammatory bowel disease, and similar approaches can likely be applied to a variety of microbiota-associated diseases and disorders in the future. Finally, these new experimental systems now enable mechanistic studies of host-microbe interactions in human health and disease.
Noah W. Palm is an Assistant Professor of Immunobiology and a member of the Human and Translational Immunology Program at the Yale University School of Medicine. His laboratory focuses on illuminating the myriad interactions between the immune system and the gut microbiota in health and disease. Dr. Palm performed his doctoral work with Ruslan Medzhitov and his postdoctoral work with Richard Flavell, both at Yale University.