Microbes, Big Sur and Global Health
Join us for an example of how curiosity-driven research can lead to practical global health solutions. Learn about a microbe known as Wolbachia that has invaded hundreds of thousands of insect species and manipulated their behavior, physiology, and reproduction and has caused diseases afflicting millions of people in impoverished regions of the world. In an interesting twist, this same microbe also provides a means of combating devastating insect-borne diseases that afflict over 1 in 6 individuals globally. Professor Will Sullivan will describe the work of his and many other labs in uncovering and harnessing Wolbachia's fascinating biology and its symbiotic relationship with insect and worm host species.
Wednesday, October 20 at 5:30pm