Starting afresh with updates for 2017. Elizabeth Mallott joined the team as a postdoc last fall, and the lab is busy with two undergraduates and an intern at work. I was also honored to have been named an Azrieli Global Scholar for the Humans and the Microbiome Program by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and am now serving as Associate Editor for the journal, Microbiome. Check out my bio page for new publications and keep an eye out here for some that are on their way soon.
My research combines the tools of nutrition, physiology, microbial ecology, and anthropology to answer critical questions in organismal biology. Specifically, I study the gut microbiota and how its responses to shifts in host diet or physiology affect host nutrition and health. Such interactions are likely to affect host fitness and have important implications for host ecology and evolution. My work addresses these topics in both non-human primates and humans.