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.

Saturday
Jan142017

Happy 2017!

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.

Friday
Mar252016

Skokie Library Public Talk

Had a great discussion about gut microbes last night at the Skokie Library. 

Friday
Mar252016

AT&T High Technology Day

A special thanks to AT&T and National Geographic for inviting me to present my perspectives on technology, science, and finding a career path at AT&T's Annual High Technology Day!!

 

Wednesday
Mar232016

Five Second Rule?

Check out this fun BBC Earth piece that asks microbial ecologists whether they would eat food off the floor. My answer, yes! Check it out.

Wednesday
Mar232016

BaAka and Bantu Gut Microbes

Putting more human populations on the microbial map. See what we found!