Harnessing Microbiota to Fight Disease

Why do specific bacteria serve as powerful mediators of health?

Harnessing the power of the microbiota to boost immunity against infection and cancer

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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 why specific bacteria in our body are such powerful mediators of health—and find out about breakthrough discoveries that are now on their way to becoming medicines.

Howard Hang, PhD

Howard Hang, PhD
Departments Chemistry and
Immunology and Microbiology
Scripps Research