The human gastrointestinal (GI) tract harbors a complex consortium of trillions of microbes, thousands of bacterial phylotypes, methanogenic archaea, and fungi colonizing the entire gut length, collectively referred to as the microbiota, produce 100-fold many gene products as the host. Although it is largely unexplored and underappreciated, the gut microbiota plays a critical role in health and disease states. My research focuses on identifying microbes and using them or their products to treat human ailments, including infectious origin.
- Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy
- Gastrointestinal physiology and immunology (necrotizing enterocolitis)
- Immune Tolerance
- Immune-Mediated Disease
- Mucosal immunology