Dr. Neu examines the development of the human microbiome from fetal life, through the perinatal period, and into early childhood. The implications of this development in terms of health and disease and environment factors such as antibiotic use, human milk versus formula feeding and skin to skin care are presented.
Describe how knowledge of the intestinal microbiome in preterm infants may help us better understand short term diseases such as necrotizing enterocolitis and bronchopulmonary diseases as well as long term outcomes related to the effects on the brain.
Identify several interactions of the preterm intestinal microbiome and the host intestinal mucosal immune system that affect pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory conditions and how these relate to health and disease.
Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Florida