At the Michael G. Surette Laboratory, gastroenterology specialist Michael G. Surette, PhD is focused on the ways in which the human microbiome behaves in early life health, how it changes with age, and what role it plays in chronic disease, such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, ulcerative colitis, and IBS.
Dr. Surette joins the podcast today to discuss a number of compelling topics, including the following:
- How the interaction between microbes changes depending on physical, functional, and/or taxonomic closeness
- Why it is difficult to define dysbiosis, and why it may never be possible
- How environmental stimuli impacts the microbiome
- Under what conditions the microbiome and the immune system are intertwined, and why this can complicate the process of overcoming chronic diseases like Crohn’s and colitis
For more information, visit http://www.surettelab.ca/lab/.
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