CBE Seminar: Lungs, Germs and Steel: Fighting the cystic fibrosis lung microbiome
- Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Roberts Hall, 312A - view map
Dr. Quinn is an assistant professor in biochemistry and molecular biology at Michigan State University, where he works on understanding how changes in the human microbiome leads to disease. Patients with cystic fibrosis fight lung infections throughout their lives due to the growth of pathogenic bacteria in resistant biofilms. The bacteria residing in the lung constitute a complex consortium of species that interact with each other and with the host immune system. Changes in the dynamics of these microbial populations have direct clinical consequences, but the drivers of these microbial community dynamics remain poorly understood. In his talk “Lungs, Germs and Steel: Fighting the cystic fibrosis lung microbiome,” Dr. Quinn will describe our understanding of the constituents and dynamics of the CF microbiome and show how this unique microbial ecosystem is becoming one of the best understood human microbiomes.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Quinn, please contact Tianyu Zhang at firstname.lastname@example.org.