Matters Microbial #15: A Gut Feeling About Precision Medicine

November 10, 2023

Today Dr. Sean Gibbons, Associate Professor at the Institute for Systems Biology, will chat with us about how the study of host-associated microbial communities can give us insights into evolution, ecology, and even human health.

Host: Mark O. Martin

Guest: Dr. Sean Gibbons

Download MM #15 (33 MB .mp3, 46 min)
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  • A wonderful overview of ammonites, extinct so long ago.
  • A short biography of the late great Abigail Salyers, and another biography.
  • My blogpost remembering Abigail and her fine mentorship of yours truly.
  • A surprisingly solid overview of the microbiome.
  • A fine video introducing the human microbiome.
  • An article describing myths and misconceptions about the microbiome.
  • The wood rat – creosote – microbiome study discussed in today’s session.
  • An introduction to the question, “What is systems biology?”
  • The Institute for Systems Biology website.
  • Sean Gibbons’ faculty page at the Institute for Systems Biology.
  • Sean Gibbons’ laboratory webpage.

Intro music is by Reber Clark

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