Dale E. Bauman Lecture
The Dale E. Bauman Lecture was created in 2017 by the Faculty of the Department of Animal Science at Cornell University to recognize and honor the remarkable career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Professor Emeritus Dale E. Bauman to animal biology, food science, and nutritional biochemistry. Initial endowment has been funded from gifts of individual faculty members to inaugurate this exciting lecture series, which aims to provide insightful and provocative information for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students across the Cornell University community.
“Nutrition and immunity against infectious diseases—through the lens of vitamin A”
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Abstract: Nutrition and infection have been studied for over a century, yet even now there is much still to be learned. What is becoming clear is that micronutrients, such as vitamin A, play multiple roles both in protective mucosal immunity and barrier functions, and in the acute response to infection.
Recent research has revealed novel mechanisms, several involving mucosal immunity and host microbiome interactions. This lecture, focusing on examples from vitamin A research, will bring to the fore several of the fascinating ways that micronutrients contribute to host defense against infectious diseases.
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