Peter Newell

Topic description: 
  • Infectious bacteria, viruses and fungi. Roles of microorganisms in the environment and human health.
  • The importance of microbial communities in healthy function of the human body, including digestion, immune system, allergies, etc.
  • Symbiosis is the close association of living things, such that their functions are intertwined. Symbioses occur between microorganisms and most of the macroscopic organisms on the planet (plants and animals).

Doctorate: Darmouth University Geisel School of Medicine, Ph.D., molecular biology

Bachelor's: Middlebury College, bachelor of arts,  molecular biology and biochemistry