Toxic Exposures and the Microbiome: Their Input Counts, Too

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room 210EF (San Jose Convention Center)
Ellen Silbergeld,Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
Humans are colonized, on external and internal surfaces of the body, with a wide range of microorganisms known collectively as a microbiome. The microbiome is exquisitely sensitive to diet, and antibiotic use, and exposure to environmental chemicals. This talk will focus on the role of the gut microbiome as a “gate keeper” between external exposures and internal dose, and the implications of these events for a more holistic understanding of the gut microbiome to health and disease.