Our Microbial Organ

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Did you know that bacteria make up 90% of the cells in your body? That they make up ~5% of your mass? That they colonize you at the moment of birth and are different if you were born via c-section than if you were born naturally?

All this and more in the SITN production, "Our Microbial Organ: The good and bad bugs of the gut." And who's that handsom devil presenting (at least the first part)? Why, it's me!

Part 1: Living in a microbial world

2010 Fall Lecture 7.1: Our Microbial Organ: The Good and Bad Bugs of the Human Gut from Science in the News on Vimeo.

Part 2: Our Microbial Organ

Part 3: How We Study Them and How We Use Them