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 The Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition

Lorena Lopez Dominguez, PhD student, Department of Nutritional Sciences

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