Genetics, Genomics & Evolution
Microbiology, Infection & Immunity
The human microbiome
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We study human associated microbial communities, including their composition, structure, dynamics and function. Our goal is to advance our understanding of how microbial populations in humans influence health and susceptibility to disease. Ongoing projects in the lab focus on the gut microbiome in patients with cancer and its connection with graft versus host disease and other outcomes in transplant recipients. We also study how the genital tract microbiota influences HIV infection, other sexually transmitted infections, preterm birth, and urethritis in men.