Microbiome Initiative 2019 – Funded Projects
Connections between Psychological Stress, Social-Bonds and Gut Microbial Composition in the Parent-Child Dyad
Advisor: Jessica Borelli, Ph.D.
Dept. of Psychological Sciences
Phyllosphere community composition and contribution to biogenic volatile organic compound emissions from Salvia mellifera
Celia Faiola, Ph.D.
Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Understanding the role of the gut microbiota in environmental copper exposure and Alzheimer’s disease
Advisor: Masashi Kitazawa, Ph.D.
Dept. of Medicine, Environmental Health Sciences
Gut-Brain Axis Interactions in Opioid Use
Shahrdad Lotfipour, Ph.D.
Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Influence of Water Soluble Vitamins on the Gut Microbiome
Jonathan Skupsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Dept. of Medicine, Gastroenterology
The urogenital microbiome in Alzheimer’s disease
Zhiqun Tan, M.D., Ph.D.
Comparison of gut microbiome in wild type mice and Alzheimer’s disease mouse models with those containing a deletion of the complement recognition component C1q or of a complement activation fragment proinflammatory receptor, C5aR1.
Andrea Tenner, Ph.D.
Dept. of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry