Speaker: Ashutosh K. Mangalam, PhD
Event Date: 9/14/2016
Event Times: 12:05pm-1:00pm
Dr. Ashutosh Mangalam is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at University of Iowa, Iowa city, IA. Ashutosh did his PhD in Immunology from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, India and postdoctoral fellowship in Immunology with Drs. Chella David and Moses Rodriguez at Mayo Clinic Rochester. Ashutosh current research focuses on understanding role of gut microbiome in cure multiple sclerosis (MS), especially dissecting the mechanism through which gut bacteria predispose to MS or protect from MS.
In a quest to develop better treatment options, his research program focuses on three major interconnected themes: i) to understand the role of gut microbiome and metabolome in the etiopathogenesis of MS; ii) test therapeutic efficacy of human gut derived bacteria as drug (BRUG) in animal models of MS, and iii) utilizing transgenic mice expressing MS susceptible and resistant HLA class II molecules (HLA transgenic mice) to understand the mechanisms of disease pathogenesis.
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