Lawson Seminar Series

The Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research Seminar Series provides an opportunity for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on the microbiome, its interaction with diet, and its role in health and disease.

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

This series represents a platform for trainees and scientists across the University of Toronto and beyond to come together and discuss the microbiome and its implications for health, particularly in children, from an inter-disciplinary perspective.


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Seminar recordings:

Probiotics: Impact on the Gut Microbiome and Brain Function with Dr. Philip Sherman 
Dr. Sherman's research interests focus on epithelial signal transduction responses to pathogenic, commensal and probiotic bacteria.


Prebiotics: More than just bug food? with Dr. Richard Y Wu
Dr. Wu's research interests focus on the intestinal epithelial responses to non-digestible oligosaccharides in both in-vitro and in-vivo models of intestinal injury.



Elena Comelli, Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Centre for Child Nutrition and Health

Lorena Lopez Dominguez, PhD student, Department of Nutritional Sciences

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