Microbes

with Allen M. Spiegel
Online
Monday, April 27, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Just a few months ago, the word “microbes” would have led most of us to think of our gut microbiome or perhaps probiotics. Today, the first thing we think of is the novel Coronavirus. In this mini class, we’ll attempt to understand what this difference says about the world we inhabit.

Allen M. Spiegel, a widely renowned physician-scientist, was Dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine from 2006 to 2018, and remains on the faculty as Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Molecular Pharmacology. Prior to joining Einstein, he was Director of the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive Diseases & Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the culmination of a distinguished 33-year-career at the NIH. His research on signal transduction helped to clarify the genetic basis of several endocrine diseases. A member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Spiegel earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 1967. He received his M.D. degree cum laude and Alpha Omega Alpha from Harvard Medical School in 1971 and completed his clinical training at Massachusetts General Hospital.


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