RESEARCH

Diet / Immunity / Human Gut Microbial Ecology

 
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COMPETITION BETWEEN BENEFICIAL AND PATHOGENIC MICROBES FOR DIETARY NUTRIENTS

Identifying synbiotic (prebiotic plus probiotic) strategies for reducing gut pathogen load and understanding the microbial genes that determine the outcome of interspecies competitions

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SPATIAL ORGANIZATION OF THE GUT ECOSYSTEM

Investigating genes that control bacterial adhesion to dietary substrata and their contributions to the spatial structure of gut communities

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HOST CONTROL OF MICROBE-MICROBE INTERACTIONS

Discovering mechanisms by which the host immune system selects for advantageous relationships between bacterial species