School of Life Sciences New Faculty Showcase — Esther Borges Florsheim and Noah Snyder-Mackler
This event last occurred Oct. 9, 2020
School of Life Sciences Fall 2020 New Faculty Showcase
Esther Borges Florsheim: "How the immune system can change behavior and why we have allergies"
Animals evolved many defense mechanisms to cope with unfavorable environments. I study how immune and neuronal defenses can affect behavior in the context of allergies.
Noah Snyder-Mackler: "Social and environmental determinants of health in humans and other animals"
The social environment is a strong predictor of health and survival in many species. Here I will discuss my work that examines how our social and physical environment can "get under the skin" to alter our immune function, health and survival.