What we are working on in the lab
What's in the cheese? Identify microbes involved in converting milk to different types of cheese. How might they affect the flavors and smells and how can they benefit us?
Fermented Food Microbes
Humans have harnessed the power of microbes to ferment foods for thousands of years. We are exploring the science of the fermentation process.
Armpit & Earwax Microbes
Our big goal is to determine if and how variation in a gene called ABCC11 impacts skin bacteria on humans.