Lawson Seminar Series

Karen-Anne McVey Neufeld

The Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research Seminar Series provides a venue for researchers to share their cutting-edge work on the microbiome with the broader science community.

Each seminar includes two presentations, the first delivered by a trainee (graduate student, medical student or postdoctoral fellow) and the second by an established leader in the field.

This year's annual seminar will take place on Thursday November 24, 2022, 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST virtually. Attendance is free but space is limited.  

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2022 Seminars

Paula Littlejohn, MHS, PhD
"Malnutrition and the Microbiome"

B. Brett Finlay, OC, OBC, FRSC, FCAHS
"Malnutrition and the Microbiome"

2021 Seminars

M. Carmen Collado, PhD
"The power of maternal microbiota on infant health - MAMI"

Marta Selma-Royo, PhD
"The importance of perinatal environment: Microbiota colonization and child development"

2019 Seminars

Johane Allard, MD, FRCP, AGAF, CAGF
"Is there a link between the intestinal microbiome and non-alchoholic fatty liver disease?"

Jitender Yadav, PhD
"Impact of the microbiome post bariatric surgery on metabolic outcomes"

2018 Seminars

Professor John Bienenstock, CM, MD (Hon), FRCP, FRCPC, FRSC
"Bacteria, Brain and Behaviour in Early Life”

Dr. Karen-Anne McVey Neufeld, PhD
"Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis in Adolescence”

2017 Seminars

Dr. Richard Wu, PhD
"Prebiotics: More than just bug food?"

Professor Philip Sherman, MD, FRCP(C), FAAP
"Probiotics: Impact on the Gut Microbiome and Brain Function"

Event Organizers

Professor Elena Comelli, Lawson Family Chair in Microbiome Nutrition Research, Department of Nutritional Sciences and the Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition

Chelsea McPherson, Project Manager, Joannah & Brian Lawson Centre for Child Nutrition

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