News

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 01, 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. Depicted on the cover is a visual representation of the balance between host genetics and diet in shaping microbiota. Also, see the included Perspective article by Jens Walter.
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 17, 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 08, 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 08, 2014
Check out all the press about our latest diet study in Nature: Harvard Gazette, Bloomberg, New Scientist, Science, NPR, KWUR, National Geographic, Chicago Tribune, US News, Scientist

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