Gross Anatomy: The Human Microbiome
Thu, Apr 28
06:30 pm - 08:30 pm
Must be 21+.
The Amazing Brettzo
Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show
Too Tease Traveling Theater Troupe
Tracy Bale - Getting a mouthful at birth: How the bugs get into your gut
Dan Beiting - Fecal transplants: Rediscovering the power of poo
Angela Bricker and Michelle McGowan - Microbiome of the Mouth: Do you know where that
mouth has been?
Uri Hershberg - Fit for what? The early bird gets the worm...but what does the early worm get?
Micheal L. Platt - A field guide to your own armpit
Gary Wu - The wild ecosystem within our own gut
Ruba Club Studios
416 Green Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
SpeakersAngela Bricker Ph.D and Michelle McGowan Ph.DDr. Bricker and Dr. McGowan specialize in microbiology and teach Biology at Temple University in the Biology Department and at the Kornberg School of Dentistry. Dr. Bricker earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University and has done research in bacterial pathogenesis and dairy microbiology. Dr. McGowan earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University and has gained research and teaching experience from the academic, government, and industry sectors. She and Dr. Bricker are passionate about introducing students to the microcosmic world of ever-present microbes.Dr. Dan BeitingDr. Dan Beiting is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, where he helps direct the Center for Host-Microbial Interactions. At this innovative center, he and other researchers are leveraging genomics to gain insight into how bacteria, parasites, viruses, and other organisms interact with their animal and human hosts to tip the scales from health to disease.Dr. Tracy BaleTracy L. Bale is Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and at the Department of Psychiatry of the Perelman School of Medicine. She is also co-director of the Penn Center for the Study of Sex and Gender in Behavioral Health. Her research focuses on understanding the role of stress dysregulation in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric diseases, and the sex differences that underlie disease vulnerability using mice as the model organism.Gary Wu, MDGary Wu, M.D., is the Associate Chief for Research in the Division of Gastroenterology at Penn Medicine and the Associate Director of the Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive and Liver Disease. He focuses on the interactions between gut bugs and human health and physiology. Current areas of investigation include the effect of diet on the composition of the gut microbiota and its effect on host metabolism, as well as its relationship to therapeutic responses associated with the treatment of patients with Crohn’s disease using an elemental diet.Michael L. Platt, Ph.D.Michael L. Platt is a world-renowned neuroscientist and currently serves as the James S. Riepe University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with appointments in the Department of Neuroscience in the Perelman School of Medicine, the Department of Psychology in the School of Arts & Sciences, and the Department of Marketing in the Wharton School. His principle questions focus on the biological mechanisms that underlie decision-making in social environments, the grasp of which has broad implications for improving health and welfare in societies worldwide.The Amazing BrettzoPhiladelphia's Premier Fanboylesquer. He started in 2010 with Bravissimo Burlesque, as their Man at the Door. Shorty thereafter he twirled his moustache, tassels and assels onto the stage. Founder and co-producer of TBA Con, the Television Burlesque Art Convention, host of Brettzo's Brouhaha and cast member of the Too Tease Traveling Theater Troupe. He is the Man, the Myth, the Moustache, the Amazing Brettzo. The Too Tease Traveling Theater Troupe is a brand new Performance Collective entering the exciting world of Performance Art. Based in Philadelphia and consisting of burlesque, drag, musicians and sideshow they intend to dazzle and delight with a unique group that is both weird and wild.Uri Hershberg, Ph.D.Uri Hershberg, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor at the Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems and in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the Drexel University College of Medicine. His research focuses on how context changes functional outcomes and how populations working in tandem lead to specific behaviors, and, his lab investigates questions of immunity, molecular evolution, transcription factor analysis, biological visualization, and biomiemetic design.
PartnersPerelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaPerelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaThe University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary MedicineIn 1884, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine was established at the urging of the University's School of Medicine. It was recognized that prevention and control of animal diseases had important implications for human health. Human and veterinary medicine were viewed as "one medicine."Drexel UniversityDrexel UniversityDrexel University enrolls more than 22,000 students and offers 96 bachelor’s programs, 88 master’s programs, 35 doctoral programs, a doctor of medicine program, a juris doctorate and 45 graduate-level certificate programs. Drexel is ranked among the best national doctoral universities by U.S.News & World Report in its “America’s Best Colleges 2011,” and many of Drexel’s other programs across its colleges and schools are consistently ranked among the nation’s best.