The Role of the Gut Microbiome

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, at 2:00 PM ET

Growing interest in probiotics, research advances in fecal transplantation, and rising infection rates from bacteria such as C. difficile have brought the gut microbiome to the fore of public discussions and personal decisions about nutrition and health. Trillions of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms inhabit our bodies—together influencing vital processes such as digestion and offering potential new avenues to treat a range of persistent health problems. SciLine’s next media briefing will describe the role of gut bacteria in the body, the gut microbiome’s relationship to obesity and other common diseases, and the state of science in fecal microbiota transplantation as a treatment for C. difficile infections. This web-based briefing can be viewed on your computer or phone, so you can watch and ask questions from anywhere.


  • Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, Washington University School of Medicine

  • Dr. Lita Proctor, National Institutes of Health

  • Dr. Anna Seekatz, Clemson University

  • Moderated by SciLine Director Rick Weiss

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