Macronutrient (dietary fibers)-gut microbiome interaction; microbiome- informed dietary interventions to improve chronic inflammatory diseases; mechanism(s) by which gut microbiota-derived metabolites (and products) alleviate or aggravate metabolic syndrome and IBD.
- Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
- Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Cardiometabolic Disease)
University Park, PA 16802
M. Pharm (Pharmacology), Ph.D.
- Study molecular link by which microbiota-derived metabolites regulate the development of chronic inflammatory disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and metabolic syndrome.
- Elucidate how gut microbiota and innate immunity shape the effects of refined fermentable fibers, commonly present in processed foods, on gastrointestinal and liver health.
- Develop microbiome-informed dietary fiber interventions to improve digestive and metabolic health.