Our research focuses primarily on three areas:
- We develop activity-based probes to understand the metabolic activity catalyzed by the gut microbiome during different disease states.
- We also characterize the small-molecule metabolites produced by the gut microbiota that regulate inflammation during inflammatory diseases and host defense during infection with enteric pathogens.
- Building on these discoveries, we develop chemical tools to modulate the immune response using photo-immune modulators to understand the roles of specific immune cell types in vivo.
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Microbiology & Immunology, CVM
Roles: Faculty Investigator, Potential Postdoc Mentor
Research Areas: Animal Hosts, Bacteria, Genetics, Genomics and Cell Biology of Infection, Microbiota and Microbiomes