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The world’s preeminent scientists at Scripps Research package these traits with their endless curiosity on a quest to solve the challenges of modern human health.
You’re invited to join them on their journeys. In this fourth season of our popular Front Row Lecture Series, you’ll discover how scientists are mapping the secret complexity of tumors to help defeat aggressive cancers. You’ll learn how studying the machinery of brain cells may lead to new treatments for vision loss. And you’ll be intrigued by a novel strategy to prevent or even reverse the chronic inflammation that underlies diseases of the skin, intestines or joints.
Explore the full menu of this season’s lecture topics below, then mark your calendar for a scientific adventure.
Harnessing the power of the microbiota to boost immunity against infection and cancer
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET
The trillions of bacteria, or “microbiota,” that reside in our gut emit chemical signals that enhance our immunity and help fight disease. Scripps Research professor Howard Hang, PhD, has discovered important links between specific species of microbes and immunity, laying the groundwork for new approaches to more effectively prevent infections and treat cancer and other diseases. In this Front Row lecture, you’ll learn the why specific bacteria in our body are such powerful mediators of health—and find out about breakthrough findings that are now on their way to becoming medicines.
Howard Hang, PhD
Department of Immunology and Microbiology