/ Modified feb 14, 2019 3:29 p.m.

Episode 168: The Microbes Shaping Our Lives

Microbes are traditionally seen as dangerous to human health, but is that always the case?

UA Science Lecture Series 2019 Microbes Shaping Our Lives The 2019 UA Science Lecture Series, Searching for Certainty, explores the debates and discoveries, from scientists across disciplines, that are shaping science today.
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The Microbes Shaping Our Lives

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Episode 168: Dr. Donata Vercelli, MD, University of Arizona Medical Professor

For decades, biologists and physicians have seen microbes as foes and agents of disease that need to be wiped out. Now they are realizing that the millions of microbes we harbor are essential for our health. University of Arizona medical professor Donata Vercelli notes the discovery of the microbial world has just begun, but it is already revolutionizing biology and medicine.

Prof. Vercelli will present a lecture on the subject as part of the 2019 UA College of Science Lecture Series.

Watch the full lecture live online

Donata Vercelli spoke with Leslie Tolbert, PhD, Regents Professor Emerita in Neuroscience at the University of Arizona.

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