Harnessing Microbiota to Fight Disease

Why does specific bacteria serve as powerful mediators of health?

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

Howard Hang, PhD
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Scripps Research