Greetings!  This is the program for the Epic Innovation Sessions hosted at Nipmuc Regional High School on Saturday, Nov 9, 2019.  It is open to anyone who is interested to come to find out why Massachusetts is the most innovative state in the nation.  You MUST register to attend this event.  Teachers will be given 4 PDPs for completion of the day.  Registration closes at 11:59 pm Friday, Nov 1, 2019.  Register at https://tinyurl.com/EpicInnovations.
Saturday, November 9 • 10:35am - 11:05am
U.S. Army Microbiome Research for the Warfighter LIMITED

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The gut microbiome is an active agent in controlling human health, metabolism, and immune function, and even communicates with its host via the gut-brain axis. Our research focuses on the relationship between the human gut microbiome and Soldier health and performance. By studying these relationships, we may someday be able improve, for example, Soldiers' endurance, reaction times, and responses to stress by supporting their gut microbes.  We employ bioreactors for anaerobic fermentation and have developed new models to study the gut microbiome outside of the human body.  In addition to sharing some of the results from our research, this session will provide background on the gut microbiome, some of the challenges in studying it, and the technology our lab uses to overcome those challenges.


Laurel Doherty

Chemical Engineer / Research Scientist, U.S. Army CCDC - Soldier Center

Jason Soares

Bioprocessing/Bioengineering Lead, US Army CCDC-SC

Saturday November 9, 2019 10:35am - 11:05am

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