Saturday, March 17, 2018
12:00 pm
Off Campus

Caltech Associates Westside Luncheon: Understanding Autism

with Sarkis Mazmanian, Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology

Location: Bel-Air Country Club, 10768 Bellagio Road, Los Angeles 90077

12:00 p.m. Reception
12:30 p.m. Luncheon and program

This Westside luncheon is generously hosted by Caltech Trustee Fred Hameetman (BS '62) and Joyce Hameetman, Associates Westside Chair.

Microbes inhabit just about every part of the human body, and trillions of these bacteria are found within the gastrointestinal tract. It is no surprise that these microbes influence digestion, allergies, and metabolism, but their reach may extend further, into the brain. Learn how Sarkis Mazmanian, Caltech's Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology and Investigator at the Heritage Medical Research Institute, is investigating this connection and how the ecosystem of bacteria in our gut may play a role in autism, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions.

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For inquiries, please contact Jessica Lee with the Caltech Associates office at or (626) 395-6392.

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Due to limited capacity, this event is by invitation only for Caltech Westside Associates. For more information and to learn how to join, please visit our website or contact the Associates office at (626) 395-3919.

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