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Dr. Scott Peterson - "The Human Biome: the friendly germs within you" - J. Craig Venter Institute

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Uploaded on May 18, 2011

"The Human Biome: friendly germs within you."
Dr. Scott Peterson, J. Craig Venter Institute

Location: Branded 72 Barbecue Pit, 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 7:00 pm

About Dr. Scott Peterson, and his topic:

Most of us are aware of the 23 pairs of chromosomes (genome) contained in each one of the billion or so cells comprising the human body. But what about the 10 billion bacteria that live in and on our bodies? Come to this most interesting discussion about the population of bacteria, referred to as the human microbiome.

Scott Peterson, Ph.D -- Director of Functional Genomics Research Technology Professor
Research Interests and Accomplishments

Dr. Peterson received his undergraduate education at Rutgers University from 1982-1986. Dr. Peterson then pursued a Ph.D. in the laboratory of Dr. Clyde Hutchison at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he initiated a characterization of the minimal genome of Mycoplasma genitalium. Dr. Peterson did post-doctoral studies at Glaxo-Wellcome Inc from 1992-1996. Dr. Peterson joined the faculty in 1996 where he has pursued a wide variety of functional and comparative genomics studies.

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