Science Seminar: Susan Lynch, Ph.D.

The Microbiome: a New Frontier of Human Health

Susan Lynch, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Microbiome Research Core, UCSF
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (Event is free and open to the public)
7:00 – 8:00 pm, BCC Auditorium (Reception 6:30 – 7 pm)


Traditionally the medical community has viewed microbes as the cause of illness. However, this notion is shifting as emerging research in the field of human microbiome has revealed the presence of diverse microorganisms living on and within the human body. These  complex microbial communities develop during infancy and produce a range of essential functions necessary for maintenance of  human health.


Dr. Lynch received degree in Microbiology from University College Dublin, Ireland and conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford  University. As Associate Professor and Director of the Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Microbiome Research Core at the University of   California, San Francisco, her research focuses on understanding the contributions of the local microbiome to chronic gastrointestinal   and airway inflammatory diseases. It aims to improve our understanding of the human Super-organism to develop novel therapeutics that both restore the microbial ecosystem and beneficially modulate immune responses. Dr. Lynch has published approximately 80 peer-reviewed publications and is the author of five patents.


Seminar Flyer:
Flyer for Susan Lynch Seminar
For More Information:

  • Read about Dr. Lynch’s research on how household dogs protect against asthma and infection:

Research Paper on Asthma


Sponsored by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine  CIRM Logo