Episode 4 of The Microbiome Podcast: What's hot in the microbiome field with Kristina Campbell

Last podcast I bet Dave that Duke would go further than Kentucky in the NCAA tournament.  I sacked Dave with my NCAA basketball foresight, so here is Dave being sacked by Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants.  Tonight is the championship game, Duke vs. Wisconsin, and for the record, my money is on Duke.  Image by Julio Cortez of the Associated Press.

Last podcast I bet Dave that Duke would go further than Kentucky in the NCAA tournament.  I sacked Dave with my NCAA basketball foresight, so here is Dave being sacked by Jason Pierre-Paul of the New York Giants.  Tonight is the championship game, Duke vs. Wisconsin, and for the record, my money is on Duke. 

Image by Julio Cortez of the Associated Press.

On this week's podcast, we talked with Kristina Campbell from Gut Microbiota for Health. Kristina had recently traveled to three conferences around the world so we talked with her about what's going on in the field and the most recent breakthroughs in the field.  We also announced that we set up a voicemail for callers to call-in and ask us questions or leave comments for the next episode of the podcast. The number is 518-945-8583 and we hope to hear from you with any questions, simple or complex, that you want us to answer on the podcast. 

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The episode begins with a few recent news stories:

  • (2:57) The Obama administration announced a $1.2B plan to fight antibiotic resistant bacteria. Read more
  • (5:00) A group at the University of Nottingham used a 1000 year old recipe to kill MRSA and it was very successful. Read more.
  • (7:13) The Massachusetts Host-Microbiome Center is being created by a $4.8M grant from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Read more

In the conversation with Kristina (@bykriscampbell on twitter and read her personal blog here) we discussed:

(41:35) After the interview with Kristina, we again discussed the NCAA tournament and how our picks before the Round of 32 are faring.

The next podcast will be with Justin and Erica Sonnenburg, scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine. Leave a voicemail for us at if you have a question for Erica and Justin about the impact of diet on the microbiome or anything else microbiome related.

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