HUMAN MILK OLIGOSACCHARIDES: MECHANISMS OF ACTION AND EMERGING SCIENCE

Publication Date: 22 July 2021

Course Description:

In this course, David R Hill, PhD, defines the role of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) in infant development and health; discusses insights into the mechanism of action of HMOs; and summarises the preclinical evidence supporting the impact of HMOs on cognition, gut health, and immunity.

Course Objectives:

• Define the role of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) in infant development and health.
• Discuss insights into the mechanism of action of HMOs.
• Summarize the preclinical evidence supporting the impact of HMOs on cognition, gut health, and immunity.
  • Run Time: 36

Course Instructor Bio(s)

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David R. Hill, PhD

Research Scientist
Abbott Nutrition
Columbus, OH, USA
David Hill, PhD is a Research Scientist for the Gut and Immunity Platform within the Nutrition Division at Abbott. In his present role he designs and conducts early stage discovery research to develop nutrition solutions to improve health and wellness in both children and adults and contributes to the translation of these discoveries into innovative new products. He earned a BS in Biological Sciences at Kent State University and completed a PhD in Molecular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. After graduation he completed further training in human milk biochemistry and studied the role of human milk oligosaccharides in immunity at Boston College. Prior to joining Abbott in 2019, he worked at the University of Michigan, ultimately earning an appointment as a Research Assistant Professor for his research developing stem cell derived models of host-microbial interaction in infant gastrointestinal development. He has written more than 25 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and book chapters, has taught Immunology, Evolutionary Biology, and Statistics at the undergraduate and graduate level, and has mentored dozens of MS, PhD, and MD students in research.
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October 2021 UK-N/A-2100372