This course was presented by Lucy Mailing, PhD as part of a pre-summit workshop for the Virtual Microbiome Summit 2020.

This introductory course covers:

- What is the gut microbiome?

- A brief history of microbiome research

- The many disciplines involved in microbiome research

- How we study microbes

- Ways to manipulate or modulate the microbiome

Note: Enrolling in this course only gives you access to this introductory workshop. To purchase full access to the entire summit recordings, click here.

About your instructor

´╗┐Lucy Mailing is a microbiome researcher, educator, and passionate scholar of integrative, evidence-based gut health. She received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois, where her graduate research focused on the impact of diet and exercise on the gut microbiota. Since then, Lucy has spent the majority of her time consulting with clients with gut health issues, reading the scientific literature, and writing at She has authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, regularly presents at national and international conferences, and was named an Emerging Leader in Nutritional Sciences by the American Society for Nutrition in 2017.

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