Taking a Metagenomic View of Human Nutrition

Monday, February 18, 2013
Room 206 (Hynes Convention Center)
Peter J. Turnbaugh , Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
The human gut harbors trillions of microorganisms that influence both sides of the energy balance equation, enabling dietary energy harvest and promoting fat deposition. Our recent studies have emphasized the unintended consequences our dietary choices can have on gut microbial ecology, and how studies in human cohorts and animal models can be combined to identify the mechanisms underlying the microbial component of human nutrition.