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LITA PROCTOR served as the inaugural Coordinator of the $200 million Human Microbiome Project at the National Institutes of Health. Trained in oceanography, molecular genetics, and microbial ecology, Proctor has united researchers across disciplines, igniting a field that promises to upend medicine from immunology to psychiatry.


Listening to the Microbes’ Song: The New Field of Microbiome Science

UH Mānoa Campus
Art Auditorium, Time: 6:30 pm, January 23

Lead Sponsors: Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, Pacific Biosciences Research Center

Additional Sponsors: Bishop Museum, C-MAIKI, the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Kapiʻolani Medical Center for Women and Children, the Scholars Strategy Network, UH Alumni Relations.

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