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Microbiome Metabolic Engineering

The Microbiome Metabolic Engineering theme seeks to understand the positive effects of the microbiome on human health and how harmful environmental factors reduce those effects.

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From left, postdoctoral researcher Elisa Caetano-Silva, kinesiology and community health professor Jacob Allen, Ph.D. student Akriti Shrestha and their colleagues found evidence linking the gut microbiomes of aged mice to age-related inflammation common to mice and humans.  Photo by Fred Zwicky
The study team included, back row, from left, graduate student Rebecca Ultrich; chemistry professor Paul Hergenrother; Chris Fields, of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center, research scientist Po-Chao Wen, graduate student Matt Sinclair; and, front row, from left, senior scientist Hyang Yeon Lee; Jessica Holmes, of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center; and biochemistry professor Emad Tajkhorshid. (Study lead author Kristen Muñoz not pictured)
Using excavated artifacts, Ambrose (pictured) and his team discovered that there was a long-distance cultural exchange between the Tibetan plateau and northern China.
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Jodi Flaws, Arpita Bhurke, and Indrani Bagchi
Engineered yeast used to influence gut microbiome of mice