Going with your gut: an interview with Kim Barrett

Kim Barrett, Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, is an epithelial biologist and member of the Gastroenterology & Hepatology Faculty of F1000Prime.

In this video, Professor Barrett describes her work on host-pathogen interactions, specifically on how the bacteria Salmonella affect the molecular pathways of the epithelium and the pathophysiology of the resultant diarrhoeal disease. Rather than being an effect of the inflammatory response to the microbe, the condition may be caused by a direct change to the proliferative state of the epithelial cells by the pathogen itself.

For Professor Barrett’s latest article recommendation on F1000Prime, for Ridaura et al.’s “Gut microbiota from twins discordant for obesity modulate metabolism in mice”, please click here.

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