A microbiologist walks into a bar…  …to work on his beer gut (microbiome).

Wednesday, May 31Doors open at 6:00pm

Talk begins at ~6:30pm

Abandoned Building Brewery
142 Pleasant Street #103a, Easthampton, MA


Baby’s First Microbiome: How Breast Milk Nourishes Beneficial Microbes in their Gut

  • What benefit do commensal bacteria in the gut provide the infant early in development?
  • What is in breast milk that promotes beneficial microbes and restricts harmful pathogens?
  • What nutritional or medical applications have been innovated from understanding how breast milk nourishes the infant microbiome?

Professor David Sela is Assistant Professor, Dept. of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The objective of his research is to contribute new scientific knowledge through mentorship of researchers broadly interested in food’s role in health and wellness. His research activities often rely on sequence-based approaches employed to investigate the genomics and ecology of commensal microorganisms. Moreover, his lab is determined to characterize mechanistic linkages with health emanating from host-microbial interactions.

This is our FINAL event of the 2022-2023 season!

Bring a friend and join us as we enjoy lively conversations, prizes, and brilliant minds. Light refreshments will be available outside the presentation room, first come, first served. This is an inclusive, family-friendly event for people from all walks of life (ALL are very much welcome: kids, college students, your parents!). We promise, you’ll learn something if you come. And hey, you might even win a prize! Remember… Admission is FREE!

ABB allows guests to bring outside food! Please feel free to brings your own snacks with you, too.

SciTech Cafe events are open to any one with a curious mind regardless of age and background.  Our events, prizes, and snacks are free, but donations are appreciated. 

This event is hosted at Abandoned Building Brewery in Easthampton, MA.

SciTech Café is sponsored by: