Gut Microbiota And Nutrition: Implications For Treating Anorexia Nervosa
Saturday, April 1, 2017
After attending this session, individuals will be able to:
- Understand the role of intestinal microbiota in health and disease.
- Understand the role of intestinal microbiota in nutrient metabolism.
Interpret microbiome data.
Elaine Glenny received her BS degree from Cornell University and is currently a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the Department of Nutrition. In between universities, she was a Fulbright Scholar in Malaysia. While at Cornell University, Elaine was introduced to the intestinal microbiota as a student researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Ruth Ley, an internationally recognized leader in the microbiome field. Now at UNC-CH, her research interests in Dr. Ian Carroll’s laboratory at UNC are focused on better understanding how intestinal microbes impact host metabolism during the clinical refeeding process in patients with anorexia nervosa.