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The Invisible Extinction Screening

Date & Time

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Lecture or Seminar


Main Lecture Hall, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Research Tower, 675 Hoes Lane West Piscataway, NJ, 08854

A graphic reading "The Invisible Extinction: The Race to Save Our Vanishing Microbes"


Rutgers’ microbiologists Martin Blaser and Gloria Dominguez-Bello are subjects of this new documentary examining their decades-long research on the link between our bodies’ microbiome – the bacteria, fungi, and viruses that help us digest food and keep us healthy – and diseases like diabetes and asthma.

The Invisible Extinction follows Blaser, director of the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, and Dominguez-Bello, the Henry Rutgers Professor of Microbiome and Health at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, as they travel the world in search of answers.

 A Q&A with Drs. Blaser and Dominguez-Bello and filmmakers will follow the screening.