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Microbes, Microbiomes and Health

A microscopic image of fluorescently colored mycobacteria.

We investigate how microbes and microbiomes impact the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems. For example, our department studies how the human gut microbiota impacts neurological disorders, or the respiratory tract microbiota affects viral infections. Our research groups also work on understanding the functions of host-associated microbiota in fish diseases, and in coral reef ecology.

Providing insight on health and the role of microbes