Rob Knight [ 6 MAR 2017 | Obesity Epidemic | 56:09 ] explores the unseen microbial world that exists literally right under our noses — and everywhere else on (and in) our bodies. He discusses the important influence the microbiome may have on the aging process and many end-of-life diseases. UCTV, Stein Institute for Research on Aging.
Rob Knight, originally from New Zealand, is a professor at the University of California, San Diego and the co-founder of the American Gut Project. He is also a co-founder of the Earth Microbiome Project, and his lab’s research involves the development of laboratory and computational techniques to characterize the microbiomes of humans, animals, and the environment.