Credentials: Bacteriology Department
Position title: Gut microbiome, diet and cardiometabolic health
5157 Microbial Science Building
1550 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Humans studies have revealed consistent alterations in the gut microbiomes of patients with cardiometabolic and aging-associated diseases. A major focus of my group is to understand how variations in the gut microbiome modulate the effects of diet and host’s susceptibility to cardiometabolic disease. To address these questions we use a combination of hypothesis-generating, sequencing-centered analyses of microbiomes from humans and mice, followed by mechanistic studies in gnotobiotic mouse models of disease and classic bacteriology experiments.
ALSO A TRAINER IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: Microbiology Doctorate Training Program (MDTP); Cellular & Molecular Pathology Graduate Program (CMP); Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences (IGPNS)