This month's topic: "Race as a 'ghost' variable in microbiome research". Facilitated by Prof. Joseph L. Graves, Jr., NC A&T, SEI core, associate director, co-director of DCI, and co-lead of tracking tools of microbial "dark matter" for PreMiEr
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Leveraging computational scale data, studies show that socioeconomic, psychological, and biological factors contribute to immune weathering in young adults, and recent research suggests that violence and other adverse experiences may be affecting biological stress responses in African Americans. Hosted in collaboration with BAA (Being an Ally in Academics).
As part of a two-day engagement, Jackson will join us for a “fireside chat” and Q&A session to answer your questions about her research on the effect of sexual and racial discrimination on human health, her work with the 1,000 African-American Genomes Project, her career path, and more. Hosted in collaboration with BAA (Being an Ally in Academics).
Travel back in time, from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools, with a pioneering group of scientists who make surprising discoveries that transform human understanding of nature and ecology. Based on a book by Sean B. Carroll of the same name, the film will be introduced by Dr. Fred Gould, Co-Director of the Genetic Engineering and Society Center.