Good Bugs with César de la Fuente-Nunez

This is the second in a two-part series (first episode: ‘Bad Bugs’).  Dr. César de la Fuente-Nunez is a postdoc working in Tim Lu’s lab at MIT.  In this episode, we discuss probiotics – bacteria that have a beneficial effect on our health – and how improved fundamental understanding of these ‘good’ bugs has the potential for radical new diagnostics and therapeutics.   In addition, César reveals his research priorities going forward as he moves into his new role as a professor at UPenn (Bioengineering, Microbiology, and Psychiatry).

César’s recent neuromicrobiology review article:


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Music Credits:

“Over Under”, “Allada”
Kevin MacLeod (

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