Posted on June 25, 2018
In May 2018, Dr. Gary D. Wu of the University of Pennsylvania, gave the sixth Arthur Schatzkin Distinguished Lecture in Nutritional Epidemiology, entitled “Diet, the Gut Microbiome, and its Metabolome in Health and Disease.”
Dr. Wu’s research focuses on the interactions between gut microbiota and the host, with particular interest in the metabolism. Currently, he is helping to direct a project investigating the impact of diet on the composition of the gut microbiome and its relationship to therapeutic responses associated with the treatment of patients with Crohn’s disease.
In addition, Dr. Wu is leading a multidisciplinary group of investigators using phosphorescent nanoprobe technology to examine the dynamic oxygen equilibrium between the host and the gut microbiota at the intestinal mucosal interface.
This annual lecture honors the memory of Arthur Schatzkin, M.D., Dr.P.H., a visionary scientist, mentor, and leader in the field of nutritional epidemiology. The lecture is sponsored by the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, and Division of Cancer Prevention.