“An animal’s existence would be impossible without microbial life.” - Louis Pasteur.

Why take this course?

Most of the cells in our body are of microbial origin. Microbes play a crucial role in digestion, immune function, behavior, and survival of many species.

Microbiome research is a rapidly evolving field. Take this course to learn what it is all about and to be up to date with the most exciting findings in this area.

  • Discover the microbiome
  • Understand and compare methodologies
  • Get exposed to analysis techniques of microbial data
  • Describe strategies used to modulate the microbiome
  • Identify the essential functions performed by the microbiome in different animal species

Course scheduled for 2:30-3:20 pm on Monday and Wednesday in 110 Borland Lab and Friday in 7 Huck Life Sciences Building for Spring 2020.

Questions: Contact instructor Dr. Erika Ganda (evk5387@psu.edu or ganda@psu.edu).