Inaugural Alan Frazer Lectureship

Event Date & Time

March 24, 2022 at 4:00pm

Location

TBD


Event Details:
Dr. Alan Frazer served as Chair of the Department of Pharmacology  at UT Health San Antonio from September 1993 – March 2021. This is the inaugural lectureship to be held in his honor.

This year's guest lecturer is Peter J. Turnbaugh, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, G.W. Hooper Research Foundation, Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

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About the Speaker(s)

I lead an interdisciplinary group of microbiome researchers committed to understanding host-associated microbes, reducing these complex microbial ecologies to molecular mechanism, and applying these lessons to improve the practice of medicine. Our three major topics of interest right now are pharmacology, nutrition, and phage biology. While we love sequencing and gnotobiotic mice, our work is question-driven not limited to a specific approach. Prior studies have ranged from the molecular (e.g., biochemistry, bacterial genetics, structural biology) to the organismal (e.g., gnotobiotic mice, conventional animals, and clinical trials) to the ecological (e.g., synthetic microbial communities and metagenomic sequencing). We embrace high-risk, high-reward projects and thrive on collaboration.