The Microbiome

the microbiome in health and disease

The factors underlying susceptibility to infection and progression to disease are still not well understood. Hosts are colonized by billions of microbes which interact to form complex communities which may be perturbed during infection. Our goal is to understand how the microbiome is impacted by pathogens, and how this contributes to health and disease.

We are integrating information from host infection response and microbial ecology, including antibiotic resistance genes, to identify important markers of disease outcome.

Giulia Solazzo

PhD Student

Michael Frimpong

Postdoctoral Fellow

Selected Publications

Sulaiman I, Wu BG, Chung M, Isaacs B, Tsay JJ, Holub M, Barnett CR, Kwok B, Kugler MC, Natalini JG, Singh S, Li Y, Schluger R, Carpenito J, Collazo D, Perez L, Kyeremateng Y, Chang M, Campbell CD, Hansbro PM, Oppenheimer BW, Berger KI, Goldring RM, Koralov SB, Weiden MD, Xiao R, D’Armiento J, Clemente JC, Ghedin E, Segal LN. Lower Airway Dysbiosis Augments Lung Inflammatory Injury in Mild-to-Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2023 Nov 15;208(10):1101-1114. doi: 10.1164/rccm.202210-1865OC. PMID: 37677136; PMCID: PMC10867925

Sulaiman I, Chung M, Angel L, Tsay JJ, Wu BG, Yeung ST, Krolikowski K, Li Y, Duerr R, Schluger R, Thannickal SA, Koide A, Rafeq S, Barnett C, Postelnicu R, Wang C, Banakis S, Pérez-Pérez L, Shen G, Jour G, Meyn P, Carpenito J, Liu X, Ji K, Collazo D, Labarbiera A, Amoroso N, Brosnahan S, Mukherjee V, Kaufman D, Bakker J, Lubinsky A, Pradhan D, Sterman DH, Weiden M, Heguy A, Evans L, Uyeki TM, Clemente JC, de Wit E, Schmidt AM, Shopsin B, Desvignes L, Wang C, Li H, Zhang B, Forst CV, Koide S, Stapleford KA, Khanna KM, Ghedin E, Segal LN. Microbial signatures in the lower airways of mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients associated with poor clinical outcome. Nat Microbiol. 2021 Oct;6(10):1245-1258. doi: 10.1038/s41564-021-00961-5. Epub 2021 Aug 31. PMID: 34465900; PMCID: PMC8484067.


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