Listen to Your Gut, Improve Your Health

Chemical remodeling of our gut microbiome could help prevent or reverse some of the most pressing chronic conditions.

Can medicines that alter the microbiome prevent cardiovascular disease?


Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET

Promoting a healthy gut microbiome may be a powerful strategy for lowering cholesterol and other heart attack risk factors. In this Front Row lecture, Professor Reza Ghadiri will present research on molecules that can alter the bacterial population of intestines to a healthier state and how they have shown—through experiments in mice—that this reduces cholesterol levels and strongly inhibits the thickened-artery condition known as atherosclerosis.

Photo of Reza Chadiri, PhD

Reza Ghadiri, PhD
Department of Chemistry