February 16, 2016

Our newest lab member, Imogen Mae Turnbaugh, has already received a prestigious award. She's not quite ready to pipette, but we're in intensive training.

February 01, 2016

The latest Gastropod on "The End of the Calorie" discusses some of our research and the importance of the microbiome in nutrition. 

January 29, 2016

Peter T received an Innovation Award from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. It's an honor to be among such a rarefied group of 7 junior scientists.

December 16, 2015

Reiner's perspective on personalized nutrition is out in Cell.

December 16, 2015

Peter T awarded a Young Investigator Grant for Probiotics Research from the Global Probiotics Council. Our collaboration with the Dutton lab continues, with the goal of finding new probiotics from fermented foods.

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.