The Human Story, as Told Through the Species That Live On and Around Our Bodies

Session Description: 

The microbes and arthropods that live on our skin reflect signatures of our lives and stories of the movement and evolution of our species. Serving as the interface between our internal system and the external environment, the skin is continually in contact with and being colonized by the organisms that live around us, and shifts in those interactions over time have had direct consequences for our health and well-being. Here, I will discuss how changes in the architecture and use of our living spaces have shaped the species that we come into contact with throughout the day and how we can use different systems as a model for understanding our historic interactions. 

Session Date & Time: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 3:40pm to 4:15pm