Baby Bugs to Aging Bugs: Exploring the Microbes Pivotal to a Healthy Long Life

Join PWIAS Distinguished Professor, Dr. Brett Finlay and Dr. Jessica Finlay for a free public lecture, hosted by the Vancouver Institute in partnership with the Global Reporting Centre at UBC.

Dr. Brett Finlay’s research is at the forefront of the field of cellular microbiology, making several fundamental discoveries in this area that have made him the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a Member of the German National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2018.

Dr. Jessica M. Finlay specializes in environmental gerontology and clinical geography. She has authored publications in leading health, geography, and gerontology journals, including The Professional Geographer, Social Science & Medicine, The Gerontologist, and Ageing & Society. Brett and Jessica Finlay have co-authored The Whole-Body Microbiome: How to Harness Microbes— Inside and Out—for Lifelong Health (2018).

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