Barry Marshall is professor of clinical microbiology at the University of Western Australia. He shared a 2005 Nobel Prize with J. Robin Warren for his demonstration of H. pylori as an agent of gastritis and peptic ulcer disease. (Marshall did so by purposefully ingesting the bacteria and developing gastritis!)
Martin Blaser is director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers University. Over the past two decades, in part using H. pylori as a model system, he has studied the relationship of the human microbiome with health and diseases such as asthma, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.
Please join us for the remarkable history of the discovery of H. pylori and the continuing relevance in studying its pathophysiology.