Genetic determinants of the microbiome

Diet, antibiotic use, and method of birth associate with the microbiome, but what about host genetics?

Global and evolutionary human microbiomics

The microbiomes of Western populations are extensively characterized, but what can we learn about microbiome function from global populations?

Microbiome method development

Microbiome research is a relatively new and rapidly expanding field. New wet lab and statistical approaches are needed to answer fundamental questions about host + microbe interactions. What methods are we working on in the lab?

Environmental influences on the microbiome

Non-host factors influence the microbiome. How does the environment influence the microbiomes of individuals over the course of multiple seasons?