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Thursday, August 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The Role of Fungi in Human Health and Disease

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An overview of the role that fungi play in keeping us healthy and killing us. This talk will discuss the latest understanding of the fungal microbiome and its possible role in modulating the immune system, the uses of phalloidin from Amanita phalloides in cancer research, and fungal diseases ranging from ergotism to athlete's foot to deadly fungal brain abscesses. 

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Jonathan Reisman

Jonathan Reisman is an internist and pediatrician who has practiced medicine in Arctic Alaska, Pine Ridge Reservation, and the Nepal Himalaya. He is a mushroom forager with interests in travel and prehistoric crafts and has written for the New York Times, Washington Post and Discover magazine... Read More →

Thursday August 17, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Sheridan Opera House 110 N Oak St, Telluride, CO 81435