Postdoctoral Scholars Content Postdoctoral Scholars Content for Microbiome Special Research Program en Sandipan Samaddar <p>Sandipan is interested in understanding how different fertilization practices affect the soil microbial community. He primarily uses amplicon sequencing to decode the community composition and diversity of microbes in soil under different treatments.</p> <p>He believes that providing systems level understanding will help one to design different tools that will enable plant ecologists and soil biologists to predict beneficial interactions to achieve improved yields, better soil quality and plant resilience.</p> October 18, 2019 - 10:52am Jose Franco Laetitia Wilkins <p>Host-microbe interactions, population genetics, population genomics, fish biology, coevolution, life-histories, maternal and paternal effects, carotenoids.</p> November 08, 2018 - 9:22am Jose Franco Diana Taft <p>As a member of the Mills Laboratory, I study the development of the healthy term infant microbiome. My current research is focused on the importance of breastfeeding to enabling infant colonization with Bifidobacterium and on the potential for Bifidobacterium to reduce the levels of antimicrobial resistance genes in the infant gut microbiome.</p> August 15, 2018 - 10:06am Jose Franco Lili Sheng <p>Metabolic disease, liver disease, obesity, aging, gut-liver-brain axis.</p> July 31, 2018 - 10:25am Jose Franco Jinxin Liu <p>Gut microbiome and antimicrobial resistance.</p> July 27, 2018 - 11:01am Jose Franco Prasant K. Jena <p>Dietary modulation of gut microbiota in gastrointestinal disorders.</p> July 27, 2018 - 10:43am Jose Franco