Microbes are Part of Us

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Dr. Brett Finlay, a Peter Wall Distinguished Scholar, gave a speech at The Walrus Talks Survival presented by CIFAR. Dr. Finlay discussed the implications of microbes on health and the damage caused by the eradication of beneficial microbes.  

Dr. Brett Finlay is a Peter Wall Institute Distinguished Professor, a Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories, and Co-Director and Senior Fellow of the CIFAR Humans and Microbes program. He is also co-author of the book Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World. Dr. Finlay is the author of over 500 publications in peer-reviewed journals and served as editor of several professional publications for many years.