S20B04 This Is Us II: Trust Your Gut
Dates: March 23, 2020
Meets: M from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: JMU Ice House Room 104
Registration Fee: $10.00
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Please note: this course requires membership in Lifelong Learning Institute Membership 2019-2020
The flora of little creatures that comprise our microbiome are without a doubt our new best friends. A dysregulated microbiome has been implicated in colorectal cancer, autism spectrum disorders, obesity, intestinal infections, HIV susceptibility, chronic inflammatory disease, depression, and Type II diabetes, among many other maladies. And yet we continue to abuse and assault our microbiota with antibiotics, germophobic cleanliness, and diets rich in simple carbohydrates. We will learn exactly what makes up our microbiome and how to optimize its health, so that it can help us optimize our health.
Anne Henriksen is Faculty Emerita at James Madison University, where she was a professor in the Integrated Science and Technology Department for 19 years. Dr. Henriksen came to JMU from the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she was a staff scientist for ten years. She received a PhD in chemical physics from the University of Virginia and an MBA in management science from the University of New Mexico. She has spent the last nine years studying neuroscience, neuropharmacology, neuroendocrinology, genomics, and bioinformatics. Her personal interest is understanding the important role of sex steroid hormones in the brain during all stages of life.
|Course Fee (Basic)||Registration Fee||$ 10.00|
JMU Ice House Room 104127 W Bruce St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
|03/23/2020||Monday||1 PM to 3:30 PM||JMU Ice House Room 104|