The purported roles of the microbiota is ever emerging, and the associated technology is rapidly changing, but what do we know today? In this presentation, Mark Lyte, PhD, MS, MT (ASCP) discusses, “The Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis: Shared Neurochemistry and Its Potential Role in Infection and Behavior.” Dr. Lyte reviews recent literature on the microbiome, taking a long-range view of the microbiome field and where it may be headed. He discusses the microbiota from a neuroendocrine vantage point.
Dr. Mark Lyte is Professor at Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the founder of the field of microbial endocrinology. Microbial endocrinology seeks to understand how neuroendocrine hormones interact with microorganisms in the maintenance of homeostasis as well as pathogenesis of infectious disease. This presentation took place at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Annual Conference, held in Los Angeles, California on June 2, 2017.