The Promise and Challenge of Human Microbiota Research
Human-associated microbial communities (microbiota) play an essential role in immunity, health, and disease. Understanding human microbiota and its genomes (microbiome) will increase the possibility of various applications including personalized medicine and cancer immune therapy. Dr. Yu will talk about her research in microbiota, exposures, and lung cancer. She will also discuss the challenges of microbiota research.
Dr. Guoqin Yu got her Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology at Washington University in St. Louis. She is now a Research Fellow in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute. Her research focuses on human microbiota and its relationship to exposures and diseases.