Understanding Host-Microbe Interactions: A Simple Model for Complex Questions

Des Moines, IA US
October 10, 2014


Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.


  1. Explain the basic experimental approaches in currentuse for microbiome research.
  2. Identify the challenges of microbiome research using conventional animal models or clinical isolates.
  3. Define the gut-brain axis and explain Its potential Importance In human and animal welfare.


Greg Phillips, PhD

Dr. Gregory Phillips is a professor at Iowa State University, teaching Vet Microbiology and Preventive Medicine. His expertise and research areas include genomics and metagenomics, antibiotic persistence in bacterial pathogens, and bacterial membrane protein localization. He obtained both his B.A. and M.A. from Southern Illinois University, completed his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia and his Post-doctoral work at Princeton University. Dr. Phillips has extensive training and numerous publications in microbiome research.

Biography and Publications

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
10/10/2014 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
10/10/2014 - 1:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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