Your Microbiome and You

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  Wednesdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m.  6-week course begins 9/16

Or, how I learned to love my bacteria. We are not human. We are a complex superorganism. We are host to many species whose members outnumber our cells and make up most of our combined genome. We have co-evolved to survive together, maintain health, and prevent disease. In this course, we will study how this relationship came to be, what it does for us, and why we have placed it in jeopardy. Required Book: Rob Knight and Brendan Buhler, Follow Your Gut: The Enormous Impact of Tiny Microbes, ISBN 978-1476784748.

Barbara Snapp received her Ph.D. in evolutionary biology from Cornell University where her research focused on the ecological adaptiveness of behavior. Her passion is teaching science, and especially teaching broad survey courses where she can interweave basic themes to build a multidimensional understanding. (This course will also be offered during Fall Term II.)

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