Harvard Chan Microbiome in Public Health Center

Image text: The Microbiome and Chronic Diseases, May 16, 2022. The image is an artistic rendering of the way the microbiome is connected to organ systems in the body.

For information, please contact Nicole Levesque (levesque@hsph.harvard.edu, 617-432-4902)

Monday, May 16, 2022
Virtual Meeting via Zoom and all times below are EDT

8:30 – 8:45 Welcome & Introduction
8:45 – 9:00 Albert Hofman, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:00 Eric Pamer, University of Chicago
“Investigating and managing infectious diseases in the microbiome era”
10:00 – 10:30 Lora Hooper, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
“Bacterial regulation of vitamin A transport”
10:30 – 10:45 Aayushi Uberoi, University of Pennsylvania
Commensal microbes can regulate skin barrier through the control of Tryptophan-Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor cascade”
10:45 – 11:00 Varun Aggarwala, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Stable and specific engraftment of donor strains post fecal microbiota transplant explains remission in patients with Ulcerative Colitis
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 11:45 Lawrence David, Duke University
“DNA metabarcoding for diet tracking”
11:45 – 12:15 Scott Handley, Washington University
“Computational Approaches for Virome Analysis in Health and Disease”
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch Break
1:30 – 2:00 Long Nguyen, Massachusetts General Hospital
“Metagenomic assessment of gut microbial communities and risk of severe COVID-19”
2:00 – 2:15 Karthikeyani Chellappa, University of Pennsylvania
Host-derived nicotinamide in circulation feed gut microbiome
2:15 – 2:30 Raaj Mehta, Massachusetts General Hospital
Gut Microbial Metabolism of 5-ASA Diminishes Its Clinical Efficacy in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 3:15 Suzanne Devkota, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
“Visceral fat expansion in complex disease and the microbial cues that drive it”
3:15 – 4:15 Justin Sonnenberg, Stanford University
“Gut microbiome industrialization and the rise of chronic inflammatory disease”
4:15 – 4:30 Closing Remarks
Poster Reception available online all day