The Finch Therapeutics & Microbiome Health Research Institute (MHRI) Seminar Series

The Finch & MHRI Seminar Series is a series of monthly discussions for our employees on diverse topics in microbiome research, jointly hosted by Finch Therapeutics and the Microbiome Health Research Institute (d.b.a. OpenBiome). The seminar series features the work of scientific experts on subjects including basic microbiome research, human disease and the microbiome, and microbial therapeutics. Each seminar will comprise two halves: a brief, non-technical summary of the speaker's work, and a technical research talk.

 

UPCOMING SEMINARS

 

PAST SEMINARS

 

FAAZIL KASSAM

January 12, 2018

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Faazil Kassam, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences

 

Faazil will give a talk on: "Does the Gut Microbiome influence the Development of Eye Disease in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease?"

KAREN KIESER

December 12, 2018

 

Karen Kieser, postdoctoral fellow in the Kagan Lab at Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital

 

Karen discussed the relationship between microbes and the immune system and presented her work on the role of bacterial outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) in regulating the inflammasome in macrophages. 

 

Tami Lieberman

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Tami Lieberman, Asst Prof of Medical Engineering and Science, and Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT (Jan 2018)

 

Tami will be giving an in-depth research talk about her work on bacterial adaptation within the digestive tract of OpenBiome donors as part of the Finch-MHRI Seminar Series. 
For more info on Professor Lieberman's research, see: http://lieberman.science/?#

 

DAve VanInsberghe

August 15, 2017

 

 

 

Dave Vaninsberghe, PhD candidate, Polz Lab at MIT

 

Dave spoke about the diarrheal illnesses drive susceptibility to asymptomatic Clostridium difficile colonization.