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The impact of interindividual variation in oral and gut microbiomes on host health

The Poole Lab studies the causes and effects of human microbiome variation with the goal of manipulating microbes to improve human health. We want to know why individuals respond differently to the same dietary intervention in order to develop precision nutrition protocols for the prevention and treatment of metabolic disorders. Our resources include, but are not limited to, a human metabolic research unit to help facilitate running studies with human participants, a mouse facility with the capacity for running germ-free mouse experiments, and a technology core for sequencing of all kinds. We would love to host a postdoctoral fellow with experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, studying physiology using mouse models, or culturing microbial anaerobes. Prior firsthand experience accompanied by a publication record are required.