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The Microbiome: Its Role in Immunity and Inflammatory Disease

Mitchell Kronenberg, PhD

Our gut is home to trillions of microbes, and until recently we tended to think of them as separate from us. Now we know that our body is actively engaged in constant communication with the microbiome — an intimate conversation that helps shape our immune system and directly affects our health. Changes in the composition of the microbiome have been linked to obesity, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. This lecture will explore the role of the microbiome in immune health.

Instructor: Mitchell Kronenberg is a world-renowned expert on T-cells, which are potential therapeutic targets for infectious diseases, cancer, asthma, and autoimmune disease. He received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology and began independent research at the UCLA School of Medicine. He currently serves as president and chief scientific officer of the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology at UC San Diego.

Coordinator: Jerry Kent

Course Number: OSHR-70158   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
02/06/2018 In-class 128878 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 129, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla