I investigate how microbes that live in the gut impact human nutrition and health around the world. I also study primates to learn how gut microbes affect host survival in the wild and to determine whether the human gut microbiota is unique. My current research focuses on microbial contributions to host nutrition during periods of food shortage or increased nutritional demands (e.g pregnancy), as well as microbial influences on growth, brain metabolism, obesity, and metabolic disease.
|Effective start/end date||7/1/16 → 6/30/19|
- Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (FL-000233)