What Are You Made Of? The Microbiome Study Reveal


Illustration of the outline of a human body with microbes radiating out from it.

Discover the first findings from a groundbreaking new project that is helping scientists understand how microbes make and keep us healthy! In this podcast, Dr. Paul Planet of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Jeffrey Shaman of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and Museum Curator Rob DeSalle discuss what they have learned so far from an active research project where visitors to the Museum donated their microbes to science. The event was moderated by Mary Harris, host of WNYC’s podcast “Only Human”.

This lecture took place at the Museum on July 14, 2016.



Podcast: Download | RSS | iTunes (1 hour 8 mins, 98 MB)