Title

Using Host Microbiota to Study the Development of Diabetes

Presenter Information

Logan Sauerbrei

Department

Biological Sciences

Major

Biological Sciences

Research Advisor

Westenberg, David J.

Advisor's Department

Biological Sciences

Abstract

Investigate the relationship between host microbiota and type one and type two diabetes. Do certain members inside of a microbiota increase the likelihood of developing diabetes? Are similar bacteria in a microbiota responsible for the development of type one and type two diabetes? How do type one diabetes and type two diabetes impact the microbiota? Can we alter the microbiota to influence the severity of diabetes, or to lessen the need for insulin and medication?

Biography

Logan is a junior in biological science who has had type one diabetes for five years. He is very interested in the study of the genetics behind autoimmune disorders, and hopes to one day cure type one diabetes.

Research Category

Research Proposals

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Location

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Presentation Date

10 Apr 2012, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Using Host Microbiota to Study the Development of Diabetes

Upper Atrium/Hallway

Investigate the relationship between host microbiota and type one and type two diabetes. Do certain members inside of a microbiota increase the likelihood of developing diabetes? Are similar bacteria in a microbiota responsible for the development of type one and type two diabetes? How do type one diabetes and type two diabetes impact the microbiota? Can we alter the microbiota to influence the severity of diabetes, or to lessen the need for insulin and medication?