Lawson Seminar Series

The Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research Seminar Series enables researchers to share their cutting-edge work on the microbiome — its interaction with diet and its role in health and disease — with the science community.

Each seminar includes two presentations, the first delivered by a trainee (graduate student, medical student or postdoctoral fellow) and the second by an established leader in the field.

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Probiotics: Impact on the Gut Microbiome and Brain Function
By Professor Philip Sherman 

Dr. Sherman studies epithelial signal transduction responses to pathogenic, commensal and probiotic bacteria.


Prebiotics: More than just bug food?
By Dr. Richard Wu

Dr. Wu studies intestinal epithelial responses to non-digestible oligosaccharides in in-vitro and in-vivo models of intestinal injury.



Elena Comelli, Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research, Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition

Lorena Lopez Dominguez, PhD student, Department of Nutritional Sciences

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