Speaker Profile

Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine

Biography
Dr. Savidge's research interests include studying microbial-neuroimmune interactions in the gastrointestinal tract and nervous systems. This work has established new disease susceptibility biomarkers to Clostridium difficile infection and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation failure, as well as identifying new precision-based microbial therapy for recurrent C. difficile infection based on population-scale metagenomics and functional microbiome analysis.

Talk
Pan-Microbiome Profiling Identifies Enterotype-Specific Taxa And Metagenomic Functions For Diarrheal Disease Classification


 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley


Track Chair:
Manoj Dadlani, CosmosID

Understanding mechanism of action and translating microbiome science into commercially viable therapeutics remains the biggest challenge in this emerging field. With that said, pharma and biotech across many different therapeutic indications and modalities are united in this global effort to bring novel microbiome-based therapies and diagnostics into the clinical domain. This session will include some of the most impactful and promising areas of the Microbiome field and panel discussions on the challenges for faster adoption.

    Sessions:
  • Regulatory Perspective
    - Scott Jackson, NIST
  • Pharma Drug Development
    Session Chair: Karim Dabbagh, Second Genome
    - Matthew Henn, Seres
    - Rangaprasad Sarangarajan, Metabolon
  • AI in Microbiome
    - Kaja Milanowska-Zabel, Ardigen
  • Direct-To-Consumer Testing/Technologies
    Session Chair: Nathan D. Price, Onegevity
    - Kiran Krishnan, Microbiome Labs
    - Emmanuel Hanon, Viome
    - Nicole Scott, Cybele Microbiome
  • Microbiome and Cancer
    - Sandrine Miller-Montgomery, Micronoma
  • The Role of the Human Gut Microbiome on Various Diseases
    - Colleen Cutcliffe, Pendulum Therapeutics
    - Tor Savidge, Baylor College of Medicine
    - Nikole Kimes, Siolta Therapeutics
    - Sarkis Mazmanian, Caltech
  • The Gut/Brain Microbiome
    - Mary Conrad, Axial Biotherapeutics
    - Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, Arizona State University
    - Christopher Reyes, Bloom Science
  • Synthetic Biology in Microbiome
    - Jeff Hasty, UCSD
  • Showcase
    - Heloise Breton, DNA Genotek