Saturday, January 27, 2018
6:00 pm
Off Campus

Caltech Associates Northern California Reception and Program: Understanding Autism

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

Sarkis MazmanianEvent location: The Sea by Alexander's, Palo Alto

6:00 p.m. Reception with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and buffet stations
7:15 p.m. Program
8:10 p.m. Networking, dessert, and coffee

Caltech's researchers are harnessing microbiology to develop novel treatments for neurological diseases. 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 farther, into the brain. Hear from Sarkis Mazmanian, Caltech's Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology and Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator about how he is investigating this connection through microbiological approaches 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) 395-1335.

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