Microbiomes and the Origin of Life

Microbes got their start in the ocean and are essential to maintaining its complex ecosystem. Like the ocean, humans also rely on our microscopic passengers to function normally. At birth, each of us was first colonized by our mother’s microbiome. Come join us to hear about the unique microbial communities that support and create life.

Sujatha Srinivasan, PhD, will present “The Human Vaginal Microbiome in Health and Disease” and Anne Thompson, PhD, will present “Microbial Ecology of Vast Open Oceans.”

Sujatha Srinivasan, PhD, Staff Scientist in the Fredricks lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Sujatha Srinivasan, PhD, Staff Scientist in the Fredricks lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Formerly a Sr. Research Scientist at the Institute for Systems Biology

Anne Thompson, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Portland State University