Howell Health Lecture Series 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

"Ending the arms race with infectious diseases"

Janelle Ayres, PhD - Assistant Professor and the Helen McLoraine Development Chair, The Salk Institute

In a novel approach to therapeutics, Dr. Ayres studies how the body controls and repairs the collateral damage generated during interactions with bad microbes. In so doing, she uses the beneficial bacteria that inhabit our digestive system for “damage-control” therapeutics. In pivotal work, Janelle showed that those damage-control mechanisms are just as important as an animal’s immune system in surviving infection. Her fascinating presentation will outline her ultimate goal to develop treatments for infectious and non-infectious diseases without the need for antibiotics.


Janelle Ayres completed her PhD at Stanford University and her post doctoral studies at UC Berkeley before joining the Salk Institute where she is an Assistant Professor and the Helen McLoraine Development Chair. Dr. Ayres’ research program is designed to make an “end run” around fighting infections with the conventional therapeutics: vaccines and antibiotics.  

Time: 11:30am Registration and Social Time
12:00pm Lecture Luncheon
Cost:         $50.00

Location:  Morgan Run Club & Resort

Attire: Business casual, no jeans

Register:  Pre-paid registrations are required and due by 2/24. We are unable to accommodate last minute attendance or walk-ins as seating is limited. No tickets will be mailed. Your name will be held at the check-in table. Registration is not complete until payment is received.  You can choose to pay with credit card or check when registering online. (We no longer mail reservation cards.)



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