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UF-USF Microbiome Workshop

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11:00am - 11:30am


11:30am – 11:45am

Opening Remarks: Drs. Sugrue-Jobin-Brechot

11:45am - 12:45pm

Keynote Speaker: Andrew Gewirtz, PhD


Center for Inflammation Immunity & Infection

Georgia State University

Title: Gut microbiota, diet, chronic inflammation and metabolic syndrome

12:45pm - 1:30pm

Lunch and Infrastructure presentation

1:30pm – 2:00pm

Next Generation Sequencing

Steve Madore, Ph.D

Associate Director for Science



Larry J. Dishaw, PhD

Associate Professor

University of South Florida

College of Medicine, USF Health

Dept. of Pediatrics, Division of Molecular Genetics

Children’s Research Institute

Title: The gut microbiome as a microcosm of transkingdom interactions


2:00pm - 2:30pm

Mansour Mohamadzadeh, PhD


Director of the Center for Inflammation & Mucosal Immunology

Department of Infectious Diseases & Immunology

Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition

University of Florida

Title: Sugary gut regulates colonic phagocytic cells.

2:30pm – 3:00pm

Monica Uddin, PhD

Professor, Genomics Program

College of Public Health

University of South Florida

Title: The role of human gut microbiota in treatment resistant depression and response to transcranial magnetic stimulation.

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Coffee/Water Break

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Ryan M. Thomas, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Surgery

Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

University of Florida

Title: Microbial influence on anti-tumor natural killer cell function in pancreatic cancer.

3:45pm – 4:15pm

Maureen Groer, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor, College of Medicine Internal Medicine

Professor, College of Nursing

University of South Florida

Title: Persistent effects of the Preterm Infant gut microbiome on growth, behavior and neurodevelopment

4:15pm - 4:45pm

Stephanie Karst, PhD


Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

University of Florida

Title: The role of the intestinal microbiota in controlling regionalization of norovirus infection

4:45pm- 5:15pm

Overall discussion and Closing Remarks