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Multidisciplinary Methodologies in Microbiome-Science

Seminar speaker, Dr. Jason Arnold, feeding banana to a gecko.
Friday, September 08, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Jason Arnold, PhD, Duke University
Integrated Toxicology & Environmental Health Seminar Series

For this seminar, Dr. Jason Arnold will discuss existing and emerging tools within microbiome research, a few research stories using those tools, and how to access this type of work at Duke.

About the Speaker: In 2015, Dr. Arnold completed his PhD at State University of New York at Buffalo (SUNY-Buffalo), studying polymicrobial interactions and predator-prey interactions as drivers of the evolution of bacteriophage-encoded exotoxins in bacterial pathogens (Shiga Toxin-encoding E. coli, Diphtheria, etc.). Upon completing PhD research, he began a postdoctoral fellowship at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, studying the impacts of aging on gut microbiota composition and host intestinal physiology. Dr. Arnold transitioned from postdoctoral research in 2019 to take a position as technical director of UNC's Microbiome Core Facility, where he was involved in developing novel techniques to answer challenging-to-answer questions within the microbiome space. During this time, he also pursued research focused on studying mechanisms for modulation of host physiology through microbial/microbiota-targeting interventions. In November 2022, Dr. Arnold joined Duke Faculty as Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, and as Assistant Director of the Duke Microbiome Center. His primary goals in this position within the Duke Microbiome Center are to help facilitate and advance microbiome research across Duke campus through collaboration, education, and protocol development.

This seminar will be held in Field Auditorium (room 1112), Grainger Hall.
Visit the seminar website for a livestream link to tune in virtually.
Both attendance options are free and open to all!