Speakers: Dr. B. Brett Finlay, O.C., O.B.C. F.R.S.C., F.C.A.H.S. Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, University of British Columbia AND Dr. Jessica Finlay, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan

Dr. Brett Finlay’s research is at the forefront of the field of cellular microbiology, making several fundamental discoveries in this area that have made him the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. Dr. Finlay is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and a Member of the German National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Microbiology. In 2018, he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. Dr. Jessica M. Finlay specializes in environmental gerontology and health geography. She has authored publications in leading health, geography, and gerontology journals, including The Professional Geographer, Social Science & Medicine, The Gerontologist, and Ageing & Society. Brett and Jessica Finlay have coauthored The Whole-Body Microbiome: How to Harness Microbes— Inside and Out—for Lifelong Health (2018).