Seminar at #UCDavis today: The concept of tolerance defenses in host-microbiota interactions

Resistance and tolerance are two ways an organism might interaction with a microbe. While this model has been been recognized for many decades by investigators interested in plant-microbe interaction, the emphasis for animal-microbe interactions has overwhelmingly centered on resistance, largely because of a focus on pathogens. Today’s seminar speaker has tried to enlighten a more broad perspective.

Janelle Ayers
Assistant Professor
Salk Institute
"The concept of tolerance defenses in host-microbiota interactions
Friday March 11
12:00 Noon
GBSF 1005

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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