Microbiome Research Program - Awardees

Awardees for the Microbiome Research Program are listed below.

2022 Trainee/Staff Pilot Awards

Trainee pilot awards were each granted $10,000 for a one-year project.

Daisuke Maruyama

Postdoc, PI: Prakash
Dietary interventions and Microbiome alterations influence Lung Injury responses in Mice

Man Hung Benedict Choi

Postdoc, PI: Goodarzi
Identifying molecular determinants of microbiome-tumor interactions in cancer progression using in vivo selection models

Ori Lieberman

Resident, PI: Amorim
Short-Chain Fatty Acids as Modifiers of Brain Injury after Cardiac Arrest: A Pilot Study

Jacqueline Moltzau Anderson

Postdoc, PI: Lynch
Determining the Basis of Fecal Microbial Transplant Failure in Ulcerative Colitis Patients.

Mustafa Özçam

Postdoc, PI: Lynch
Development of a humanized mouse model to uncover the role of human gut microbiome in atopy. 

Domenique Escobar

Resident, PI: Porten
The Role of the Urinary and Gut Microbiome in Patients with High-Risk Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

Sarah Levkoff Maxwell

Fellow, PI: Wojcicki
Early Microbiome Profiles in Latinx Children with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Jeremie Rispal

Postdoc, PI: Klein
Characterization of the link between microbiome and intestinal epithelial cells in cellular and regional specific manner.

Connie Ha

Staff, PI: Lynch
High-throughput cultivation of the maternal and neonatal human microbiota


2022 Faculty Pilot Awards

Faculty pilot awards were each granted $50,000 for a one-year project.

Aoife O'Donovan

Associate Professor
Gut Reactions: The Microbiome in Women with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Dara Torgerson

Associate Professor
The lung microbiome-metabolome of extremely preterm infants at high risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Bryan Winn

Determining the capacity of the ocular surface microbiome to disrupt elastin in floppy eyelid syndrome


2022 Faculty Project Awards

Faculty project awards were each granted $150,000 for a two-year project.

Andrea Garber

Gut dysbiosis and metabolic recovery in patients with malnutrition secondary to anorexia nervosa 

Michael Kattah

Assistant Professor
Microbial and mucosal immune responses to strict dietary modification in ulcerative colitis

Valerie Flaherman

Preventing Growth Impairment in Low-Income Countries: The Relationship Between Maternal Milk Composition and Infant Growth


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