As a part of our microbiome research interview series, we spoke with Dr. Nicolette Zhou who is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Environmental and Occupational Health Microbiology Lab, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Dr. Zhou received her Ph.D. from the University of Washington and in collaboration with the Nielsen Lab at Aalborg University focused on enhanced biological trace organic contaminant removal (EBTCR) during wastewater treatment. We interviewed Dr. Zhou to discuss her research, her typical day in the lab and her hobbies.

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As a part of our Microbiome research interview series, we spoke with Dr. Isabelle Laforest-Lapointe, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Arrieta lab, departments of Physiology & Pharmacology, and Pediatrics at the University of Calgary, Canada. Dr. Laforest-Lapointe received her Ph.D. from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montreal, Canada. Her research interests include microbial ecology, from host-microbe interactions to ecosystem dynamics. She is a recipient of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship Excellence Award and Cumming School of Medicine Postdoctoral Scholarship. We interviewed Dr. Laforest-Lapointe, to discuss her research, her typical day in the lab and her hobbies.

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As a part of our microbiome interview series, we spoke with Dr. Tasha Santiago-Rodriguez, Scientist and Team Leader Microbiome at the Institute for Life Science Entrepreneurship (ILSE), in New Jersey. Dr. Santiago-Rodriguez received her Ph.D. from the University of Puerto, Rio Piedras. Later, she did her postdoctoral research at University of California, San Diego and California Polytechnic State University. Her research interests include modern and ancient human microbiomes, viromes and resistomes in association with health and disease. We interviewed Dr. Santiago-Rodriguez to discuss her current research and future plans.

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As a part of our Microbiome Awards winners interview series, we spoke with Dr. Andrea M. Tarnecki, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida. Dr. Tarnecki received her Ph.D. from Auburn University, and her research interests include probiotics for use in aquaculture and deciphering beneficial host-microbe interactions. She is a recipient of the 2016 Microbiome Award. 

 

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Christopher Stewart is a Postdoctoral Associate at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his Ph.D. at Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne in 2014 and later moved to the United States for a postdoctoral fellowship. His research interests include the diversity and ecology of microbial communities and host responses in clinical samples and determining the microbial-host interaction in health and disease. He was one of the winners of the 2015 Microbiome Awards. We interviewed Dr. Stewart to discuss characterization of the microbiome of neonates and infants in relation to health and disease.

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