The Human Holobiont: What Fecal Transplant and other Microbial Science is Teaching Us about Being Human

When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Doors at 6:00pm, event at 7:00pm

Cost: $15* general admission, or $8 students with ID (minors under 21 with parent/guardian only)
Buy Tickets Online or at the Alberta Rose box office

Food and Drink: Full Bar, hand pies, pizza rolls, and an assortment of sweets and snacks available.

Science on Tap is a science lecture series where you can sit back, enjoy a pint, and laugh while you learn. Listen to experts talk about the science in your neighborhood and around the world. You don’t have to be a science geek to have fun—all you need is a thirst for knowledge!

Over the past several decades, we have gained immense insight into the world of the human microbiome. The observations made using techniques like Fecal Microbiota Transplant and microbial sequencing are contributing to a new paradigm of what it means to be human. We now know we are not alone in our own bodies. We have a compilation of trillions of microbes living in and on us. They are working together with our cells as a complex ecosystem, one that defines us as a holobiont. Through the lens of the human microbiome we are challenged to approach health like we do ecology. We can begin to think about how every choice we make is interfacing with this ecosystems.


At this Science on Tap, come get gutsy with Andrea McBeth, Naturopathic Doctor and founder of Flora Medicine.  Dr McBeth first studied Biochemistry and Biology at the University of San Diego and then worked as a research assistant in molecular biology and biomedical engineering at OHSU. Shifting her focus to naturopathic medicine in order to help people in a more tangible way, Dr McBeth graduated from NUNM to empower and advocate for us holobionts.