Dr. Martin Blaser has studied the role of bacteria in human disease for over 30 years. He is the director of the Human Microbiome Program at NYU. He founded the Bellevue Literary Review and has been written about in newspapers including The New Yorker, Nature, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His more than 100 media appearances include The Today Show, GMA, NPR, the BBC, The O’Reilly Factor, and CNN. He lives in New York City.
In the first half, Director of the Human Microbiome Program at NYU, Dr. Martin Blaser, discussed his hypothesis that the overuse of antibiotics, C-sections, and antiseptics has permanently changed our microbiological ecosystem and is related to an increase in modern diseases.