5 October 2016Americas

LSIPR 50 2016: Martin Blaser and Helen Hobbs

Name: Martin Blaser

Organisation: Human Microbiome Program

Position: Director

Martin Blaser works at the Human Microbiome Program at New York University (NYU). He has studied bacteria in human disease for over 30 years and has written about the subject in national newspapers including The New Yorker and The Washington Post.

His work in the Human Microbiome Program at NYU focuses on bacteria that colonise the human body. He has extensively studied the campylobacter and helicobacter species that live in the mucus layer overlying the mucosal epithelium of mammals including humans. The program’s continuing work focuses on obesity and type one and two diabetes, as well as asthma, psoriasis and skin infections.

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