Speakers

Syed Asad Ali

Associate Dean of Research

The Aga Khan University 

Prof. Ali  specializes in pediatric infectious disease. He is particularly interested in the interactions between environmental enteropathy, nutrition, and stunting.

Ilana Brito

Assistant Professor

Cornell University

Prof. Brito's lab employs a combination of experimental and computational tools to better understand the relationship between human health and the microbiome.

Angela Douglas

Professor

Cornell University

Prof. Douglas investigates the interactions between animals and beneficial microbes as a biomedical model for human health and a novel target for insect pest control.

Olga Garcia

Professor‚Äč

Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro

Prof. Garcia's research centers around nutrition and its role in human health, particularly in pediatric contexts.

Emmanuel Giannelis

Vice Provost for Research

Cornell University

As Vice Provost, he enables and advances Cornell research priorities, including research activities of colleges, schools, and research centers, institutes, and laboratories. 

Youjun Feng

Professor

Zheijang University

Prof. Feng investigates the seeding regularity and biochemical mechanism of intestinal bacteria resistance to MCR myxin, a last-resource antimicrobial.

Jyoti Mathad

Assistant Professor

Weill Cornell Medial College

Prof. Mathad's primary research interests include the immune changes of pregnancy and how they affect the development of tuberculosis (TB) in TB-endemic countries, such as India. 

Majdi Osman

Clinical Program Director

OpenBiome

Dr. Osman's research focuses on infectious diseases, quality improvement, and clinical safety. At OpenBiome, he works on expanding access to fecal transplants worldwide.

Kyu Rhee

Associate Professor

Weill Cornell Medial College

Dr. Rhee's lab employs metabolomics technologies to elucidate the intracellular biochemistry of Mycobacterium tuberculosis  and identify novel antibiotics against it.

Nathan Schmidt

Associate Professor

University of Louisville

Dr. Schmidt's lab is interested in the immunological and environmental factors that contribute to the pathology of malaria, including the contributions of the gut microbiome.

Noel Solomons

Executive & Scientific Director

CeSSIAM, Guatemala

Dr. Solomons has dedicated his career to the study of nutrition in aging and chronic disease, food fortification, and the interaction of malnutrition and infection.

Iwijn De Vlaminck

Assistant Professor

Cornell University

Dr. De Vlaminck's lab develops novel measurement principles in molecular diagnostics and single-cell biology by combining approaches from byophisics, genomics, and medicine.