The Microbes within us and a Grander View of Life

Every animal, whether wasp, squid, or human, is a teeming mass of microbes--an entire world, a thriving ecosystem. These microscopic companions sculpt our organs, protect us from diseases, grant us incredible abilities, and bombard us with their genes. In science writer Ed Yong's bestselling book, I Contain Multitudes, he tours this neglected but increasingly fashionable world. On May 11, 2017, he will visit OSU to present a public lecture on his award winning book in the MU Horizons Room at 6:00 - 7:30 pm with a pre-lecture reception at 5:30.