Dr. Jacques Ravel
PROFESSOR, INSTITUTE FOR GENOME SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Jacques Ravel, PhD, is the Associate Director for Genomics, Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), the editor-in-chief for the Journal Microbiome, and a Professor in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. His laboratory studies the role of the vaginal microbiota in bacterial vaginosis, pregnancy and prematurity, as well as the health of neonates. As part of two commercial initiatives, his work is currently being translated by developing novel live microbiome-based live biotherapeutic formulations targeted to restore vaginal health, treat conditions such as bacterial vaginosis, urinary tract infections, and improve fertility. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland College Park in Environmental Molecular Microbiology and Ecology and performed his postdoctoral training at the Johns Hopkins University in the Department of Chemistry working on microbial natural product chemistry.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, June 4
Microbiome research is one of the hottest areas in biology, but do we really understand enough…