Teacher program: Seminar Schedule

Whitehead Institute’s 2016-2017 Seminar Series for High School Teachers

Kick-off session: Monday, October 3, 2016

The Impact of the Gut Microbiota on Human Health

Jonathan KotulaLead Scientist, Synlogic therapeutics
[presentation pdf, 2.5MB] 

Monday, november 7, 2016

Sean Gibbons, Postdoctoral Associate in the lab of Prof. Eric Alm at MIT
[presentation pdf, 4.5MB

Monday, December 5, 2016

The relationship between microbes living in the gut and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Hera VlamakisGroup Leader - Microbiome, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Monday, January 9, 2017

Fecal microbiota transplantation (fmt) in the treatment of recurrent C. difficile

Mark Smith, Research Director and Co-Founder of OpenBiome
[download presentation here]

Monday, February 6, 2017

antibiotic Discovery from microbial "dark matter"

Slava Epstein, Professor of Biology, Northeastern University
[presentation pdf, 7.3MB] 

Monday, March 6, 2017


Arpita Maiti, Director, External R&D Innovation, Inflammation & Immunology, Pfizer, Inc.
presentation not available 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Designing Living Things

Christina Agapakis, Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks
[presentation pdf, 7.5MB] 

Monday, May 1, 2017

Rediscovering Intestinal Fortitude

Wayne Matson, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Ixcela

Monday, June 5, 2017

Mapping Microbiomes at the Micron Scale

Gary Borisy, Senior Investigator at The Forsyth Institute
[presentation pdf, 3.7MB] 

Teachers working with a microscope

“It’s awesome to be able to build a relationship with a current researcher.”

-- 2012-2013 Teacher Participant

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