July 02, 2015

Peter commandeers the Lanier sailboat for the afternoon.  

April 02, 2015

Great write-up by Sarah DeWeerdt in the Pharmaceutical Journal here.

January 21, 2015

Gut microbiota composition is shaped by environmental factors as well as host genetics. Whether diet-induced manipulation of gut microbes is reproducible across genetically diverse individuals remains unclear and is an important consideration from a therapeutic perspective. Carmody et al. (Cell Host & Microbe Volume 17, pp. 72–84) show that diet can reproducibly overrule genotype-related differences in shaping the murine gut microbiota.

December 18, 2014

Diet-induced manipulation of gut microbes holds therapeutic potential, but the reproducibility of effects across individuals remains unknown. Our new study (Carmody et al., Cell Host Microbe 2015) suggests that diet can reproducibly alter the gut microbiota despite differences in host genotype. Although most bacteria respond rapidly and consistently to repeated dietary shifts, some exhibit dependence on past diet.

December 18, 2014

Peter S locked in a vulcan mind-meld with Jessie. 

October 24, 2014

State-of-the-art solar eclipse detection equipment pioneered by Dr. Spanogiannopoulos.

October 09, 2014

We recently collaborated with the Chervonsky lab at U.Chicago to help study the links between fucose, gut microbes, and recovery from disease. See the write-up in The Scientist for more details.

October 09, 2014

Check out all the press about our latest diet study in Nature: Harvard GazetteBloombergNew Scientist