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Sunday, October 14 • 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Trust Your Gut: Microbial Medicine in the Age of Superbugs FULL
Limited Capacity full

Pioneering molecular physiologist Janelle Ayres argues that, for too long, we've treated our bodies like a battlefield, waging chemical warfare on the pathogens that make us sick. In her lab at the Salk Institute, she's discovered that other elements of our physiology—including the good germs living in our guts—are just as important for surviving an infection. WIRED science writer Megan Molteni sits down with Ayres to discuss her attempt to upend centuries of medical doctrine on how the human body fights disease. You'll never look at your microbiome the same way again.

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Janelle Ayres

Associate Professor, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Janelle Ayres is an associate professor in the Nomis Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis at the Salk Institute. Her pioneering work on how bacteria interact with humans is changing our understanding of health. Ayres discovered that, in order to ensure their own survival... Read More →

Sunday October 14, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT
1st floor theater at the WIRED25 Hub The Commonwealth Club, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105