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Wellness For The Rest Of US

Aug 1, 2023

In our latest episode of Wellness for the Rest of us, we speak with Specialist Microbiologist, John Aitken.

John is a free-lance microbiologist based out of Christchurch, New Zealand and the senior director of Otakaro Pathways where he investigates the genesis of Chron's disease and is on a path to developing revolutionary treatments. 

Prior to working at Otakaro Pathways, John worked in medical microbiology for public and private providers for more than 40 years. In his “spare time” he established a microbiological environmental testing laboratory. John’s particular areas of interest are antimicrobial resistance and emerging bacterial infectious diseases.

The majority of his work involves an understanding of the underlying relationships between microorganisms, plants, and animals. John strongly believes that a solution can only be found if the life cycle of the problem organism is completely understood; the rest will follow.