The human body serves as an ecosystem for billions of bacteria that live in and on us. In this course, we explore how the microbiomes living in our bodies affect health and disease. We learn how researchers use bioinformatics and animal models to study how microbes regulate metabolic processes, prime the immune system, and influence mood through the “gut/brain axis”. As part of this course you develop an independent project based on your interests.
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