YSSch - 2016
"MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BASES OF HOST-MICROBES INTERACTIONS: MICROBIOME RESEARCH"
Dr. Sarkis Mazmanian
is a medical microbiologist. He has been employed at the California Institute of Technology since 2006, and is currently the Louis & Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology
in the Division of Biology and Biological Engineering.
The research activities of his lab are linked to the role of intestinal bacteria in universal development of the immune system, and control complex behaviors in animal
models; thus fundamental aspects of mammalian health are inextricably dependent on microbial symbiosis.
Dr. Bana Jabri is Professor
of Immunology and Medicine at the University of Chicago. She is the department of medicine vice chair for basic research. Her laboratory studies complex autoimmune and inflammatory
disorders with a particular focus on intestinal mucosal immunology and the role of host-pathogen interactions in the regulation of immune responses.
Dr. Haig Alexander Eskandarian
is a Post-doctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Microbiology and Microsystems of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. The research in the laboratory is focused
on the quantitative dynamics of microbial behavior in fluctuating environments. Their principal research tool is automated timelapse fluorescence microfluidic-microscopy.