Loading Events
DMU Events
  • This event has passed.

Friday Research Seminar Series: Physiology and Pharmacology

Friday, October 10 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

Friday Research Seminar Series


Join the Des Moines University research community for a series of presentations highlighting the research that is being done on campus and in the local area. This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Physiology and Pharmacology department. All DMU faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

Understanding Host-Microbe Interactions: A Simple Model for Complex Questions


  1. Explain the basic experimental approaches in current use for microbiome research,
  2. Identify the challenges of microbiome research using conventional animal models or clinical isolates, and
  3. Define the gut-brain axis and explain its potential importance in human and animal welfare.


picture-10411Greg Phillips, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Preventive Medicine, Iowa State University

Biography and Publications

Dr. Gregory Phillips is a professor at Iowa State University, teaching Vet Microbiology and Preventive Medicine. His expertise and research areas include genomics and metagenomics, antibiotic persistence in bacterial pathogens, and bacterial membrane protein localization. He obtained both his B.A. and M.A. from Southern Illinois University, completed his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia and his Post-doctoral work at Princeton University. Dr. Phillips has extensive training and numerous publications in microbiome research