Manpower and manholes: Alm lab joins fight against Covid-19
When the Covid-19 pandemic was declared, both current and former members of the Alm lab jumped into action to help communities stay ahead of local case surges.
MIT Microbiome Club hosts 5th Annual Microbiome Symposium
Conferences and large scientific meetings energize the research community. Sharing new findings, making new connections, learning about new techniques, exposing trainees to the wider field—these interactions fuel innovation.
Turning microbiome research into a force for health
A diverse group of researchers is working to turn new discoveries about the trillions of microbes in the body into treatments for a range of diseases.
Spotlight on Dr. Majdi Osman, MD MPH
An interview with Dr.Majdi Osman, the clinical director of OpenBiome. We talk to Osman about what it’s like to manage the world’s largest stool bank, his ongoing pursuit to try and help children who suffer from malnourishment, and even his extracurricular activity: writing a children’s book!
Spotlight on Dr. Duane Wesemann, MD, PhD
Interview with Dr. Duane Wesemann, an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School, and a Principal investigator in the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Spotlight on Brittany Berdy, PhD
This month I interviewed Brittany Berdy, PhD, who is CMIT’s pinpoint person for their Bio-Microbial Library Strain Collection.
Going for the Gut
Working to preserve human microbiome diversity
An Interview with Dr. Jessica R. Allegretti, MD, MPH
Dr. Jessica Allegretti is an inspiring example of a clinician who works passionately to improve the lives of those suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
Leave “Parachute Science” Behind When Jumping Into Global Microbiome Research
The practice of “dropping in” on another country to take whatever is needed to further research, termed “parachute science,” can apply to any scientific field.
Getting to Know Hera Vlamakis, PhD
By Katie E. Golden, MD I recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Hera Vlamakis, who is the Senior Group Leader of the Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. With a background in microbiology, she is interested in how the bacteria that colonize the human intestine interact […]