Opening Session and Future of ASM

June 9, 2022 | 4:30 – 6:15 p.m. ET

Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D., MPH

Stefano Bertuzzi, Ph.D., MPH

American Society for Microbiology

The Future of ASM

President's Forum

June 11, 2022 | 5:15 – 6:30 p.m. ET

Steven Finkel, Ph.D.

Steven Finkel, Ph.D.

University of Southern California

President's Remarks

ASM President’s Forum: The Changing Human Microbiome

June 11, 2022 | 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.


Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Ph.D.

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello, Ph.D.

Rutgers University

Microbiomes and Health in the Anthropocene

We have succeeded controlling bacterial infections, but antimicrobials are perturbing the microbiome and increasing disease risks in unprecedented ways. The challenge demands a deep understanding of microbial biology and restoration.

Justin L. Sonnenburg, Ph.D.

Justin L. Sonnenburg, Ph.D.

Stanford University School of Medicine

Lifestyle Change and Microbiome Plasticity: What Are the Limits for Health?

The human gut microbiome is undergoing massive change in industrialized populations including extinctions of species that humans harbored for much of our evolutionary history.  Data illustrating these changes around the planet, across lifestyles in infants and adults will be presented. Gut microbes influence processes as diverse and fundamental as metabolism and immune status; the important question of how lifestyle-induced changes in the gut microbiome are impacting health and disease will be discussed.

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