The Microbiology Student Association will host Suzanne Devkota for their third special seminar of the semester tomorrow, March 26, from noon to 1pm. Dr. Devkota is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of Microbiome Research at the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, studying how the microbiome contributes to inflammatory and metabolic disease. Her talk will focus on microbial contributions to a particularly peculiar symptom of Crohn’s Disease, "creeping fat" — a phenomenon in which adipose tissue becomes wrapped around areas of inflamed intestinal tissue.
Because CSUN has suspended large in-person meetings to help slow the transmission of the novel coronavirus, this seminar will be presented by videoconference on the Zoom service. You can watch the presentation via this meeting link, with passcode MSA2021. (Following the link may prompt the installation of the Zoom app in order to display video.)