Dr. Vanessa Sperandio is a professor at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in both the departments of microbiology and biochemistry. She joined the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health as the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology chair in spring 2022.
Sperandio’s research focuses on the signaling mechanisms between mammalian hosts, their beneficial microbiota, and bacterial pathogens.
Sperandio was a 1997 fellow of the Pew Charitable Trust and was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology in 2013. She is also a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences and selected as a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Diseases.
In today’s episode:
- Personal/Professional Journey
- Our relationship with Bacteria
- Microbiome Imbalance
- Nutritional Therapy Interventions
- Processed Foods and our gut
- How to eat for our gut microbiome
- Supplements and Probiotics
- Psychedelics, Microbiome, and Addiction