CSM DSS: Christopher Lowry, Ph.D. - The Microbiome and Mental Health

CSM DSS: Christopher Lowry, Ph.D. - The Microbiome and Mental Health

April 13, 2018 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Boyd Recital Hall (Wilson Hall)
Audience: 
Open to all

Novel prevention and treatment strategies are needed to reduce the burden of anxiety disorders, trauma and stress-related psychiatric disorders, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as affective disorders. Both preclinical and clinical studies suggest that inflammation increases vulnerability to the development of psychiatric disorders. We have found that immunization with Mycobacterium vaccae, a bacterium with immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory effects, can prevent stress-induced pathophysiology in a model of a PTSD-like syndrome. Clinical trials investigating the potential health benefits of treatment with immunoregulatory probiotics in Veterans with PTSD are ongoing.

About the Presenter:
Christopher A. Lowry, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Integrative Physiology and Center for Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Boulder, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Center for Neuroscience at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC).

Sponsored by:
College of Science & Mathematics/ School of Health Professions,
Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine, and
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

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