Time: 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, March 21st
Location: Pfizer Hall, Mallinckrodt Chemistry Labs, 12 Oxford St, Cambridge (link to directions)
Speakers: Katie Wu
The first friends we make are the ones that stick with us for life – all one hundred trillion of them. Meet your gut microbiota – the diverse, bustling community that you couldn’t function without! From food cravings to poop pills, the gut microbiota plays an enormous role in our health and wellbeing – but how does it grow alongside the rest of our body, and why does it make such a big difference? In this lecture, you’ll learn about the microbes involved in vaginal birth and breastfeeding, and the science behind fecal transplants. Join us to discover how it all comes out in the end.