Human Virome Interactions in Development and Disease

Human Virome Interactions in Development and Disease

March 3, 2016

Address

427 E. Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85281

Location

Life Sciences Tower, E-wing 224

Date and Time

March 17, 2016, 4:00 pm (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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Efrem Lim, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Washington University Department of Molecular Microbiology

The human virome (eukaryotic and bacterial viruses) along with the bacterial microbiome interact with the immune system and contributes to an individual’s health. However, a significant portion of the virome is uncharacterized viral dark matter. Lim’s research focuses on using the tools of virus discovery to understand virus-host interactions in health and disease. He will describe the identification and characterization of novel viruses from populations in resource-poor settings and present findings from a twin birth cohort, demonstrating that synchronized shifts in the infant virome and microbiome are associated with early infant development.

The ASU School of Life Sciences and the Biodesign Institute are hosting this seminar.

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