2014 Sanford-Burnham Annual Symposium

36th Annual Sanford-Burnham Symposium

Microbiome and Human Health

October 30, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT
Estancia La Jolla Hotel
La Jolla, California


This year's event is focused on the rapidly growing field devoted to the study of the human microbiome. The distinction between the human organism and our microbial partners is being blurred as we increase our appreciation of how the microbiota serves to maintain our health, or when in disequilibrium drive disease. We will hear presentations that describe the microbiota associated with the human gut, skin, oral cavity and vagina as a way of illustrating the ubiquitous nature of microbes and their power to influence human health. Research efforts have already commenced that seek to harness the power of the microbes in the form of probiotics and producers of beneficial bioactive compounds.

Keynote Speaker


Lee Rubin

The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease


Sarkis Mazmanian, Ph.D.
Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor, California Institute of Technology




Symposium Agenda

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Program


Continental Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


Welcome & Introduction: 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


Perry Nisen
Perry Nisen, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Donald Bren Chief Executive Chair


Session I: 9:15 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Microbiomes in Health and Disease


9:15 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.


Claire Fraser

The Impact of Probiotics on Gut Enterotypes


Claire Fraser, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine




9:55 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.


Elizabeth Grice

Host-microbiome interactions in skin health, disease, and wound healing


Elizabeth Grice, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine




Coffee Break: 10:35 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.




10:50 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


David Fredricks

The Human Vaginal Microbiome


David Fredricks, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A.
Professor, University of Washington




11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.


Scott Peterson

Functional Expression of Dental Plaque Microbiota


Scott Peterson, Ph.D.
Professor, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute




Lunch: 12:10 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.



Session II: 1:25 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.

Gut Related Disease


1:25 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.


James Versalovic

The Pediatric Gut Microbiome and Microbial Metabolites in Intestinal Biology


James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Baylor College of Medicine




2:05 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Wendy Garrett

The gut microbiome in colorectal cancer and colitis


Wendy Garrett, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health




Coffee Break: 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.




3:00 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.


Christian Jobin

Inflammation and microbiome: Important environmental factors in CRC?


Christian Jobin, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Florida




Keynote Speaker

3:40 p.m. - 4:35 p.m.


Sarkis Mazmanian

The Gut Microbiome in Health and Disease


Sarkis Mazmanian, Ph.D.
Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor, California Institute of Technology




Closing Remarks: 4:35 p.m.

Scott Peterson
Scott Peterson, Ph.D.
Professor, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute




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