Say hello to your little friends—all 100 trillion of them. Enjoy an evening of riveting conversation and science-themed cocktails in a fun, informal setting, as microbiologist Dr. Martin Blaser explores new research on the human microbiome (the 1,000 or so microbial species that inhabit our noses, mouths, guts, and skin), the dangers posed to our health by the overuse of antibiotics, and how obesity, asthma, diabetes, and even mood swings may be linked to changes in our microbiota.
The director of NYU’s Human Microbiome Program and the Muriel G. and George W. Singer Professor of Translational Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine, Dr. Martin Blaser is at the forefront of new research on the jungle of microorganisms inside us. In 2015, he was named one of Time Magazine’s "100 Most Influential People," and his work has been featured on the Daily Show, CNN, and NPR, and in the New Yorker and New York Times. He is the author of Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics Is Fueling Our Modern Plagues.