Volker Mai

Volker Mai,

Associate Professor

Department: PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-9398
Business Email: vmai@ufl.edu

Publications

2021
Effect of a Mediterranean diet intervention on gastrointestinal function in Parkinson’s disease (the MEDI-PD study): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
BMJ open. 11(9) [DOI] 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-053336. [PMID] 34551955.
2021
Gut microbiome, body weight, and mammographic breast density in healthy postmenopausal women.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. 32(7):681-692 [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-021-01420-6. [PMID] 33772705.
2021
Gut Microbiota and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): A Superfluous Diagnostic Biomarker or Therapeutic Target?
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 72(12):2247-2248 [DOI] 10.1093/cid/ciaa1191. [PMID] 32780788.
2020
A review of potential microbiome-gut-brain axis mediated neurocognitive conditions in persons living with HIV.
Brain, behavior, & immunity – health. 9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.bbih.2020.100168. [PMID] 34589903.
2020
Defining microbial biomarkers for risk of preterm labor.
Brazilian journal of microbiology : [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]. 51(1):151-159 [DOI] 10.1007/s42770-019-00118-x. [PMID] 31332740.
2020
Gut Microbiota Dynamics in Parkinsonian Mice.
ACS chemical neuroscience. 11(20):3267-3276 [DOI] 10.1021/acschemneuro.0c00386. [PMID] 32941730.
2020
Meconium microbiota predicts clinical early-onset neonatal sepsis in preterm neonates.
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. 1-9 [DOI] 10.1080/14767058.2020.1774870. [PMID] 32508165.
2020
Microbiota composition in bilateral healthy breast tissue and breast tumors.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. 31(11):1027-1038 [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-020-01338-5. [PMID] 32844256.
2020
Under-the-Radar Dengue Virus Infections in Natural Populations of Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes.
mSphere. 5(2) [DOI] 10.1128/mSphere.00316-20. [PMID] 32350095.
2019
A beverage containing orange pomace improves laxation and modulates the microbiome in healthy adults: A randomised, blinded, controlled trial
Journal of Functional Foods. 60 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jff.2019.103438.
2019
An Integrated Approach for Efficient Multi-Omics Joint Analysis.
ACM-BCB … … : the … ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine. ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine. 2019:619-625 [DOI] 10.1145/3307339.3343476. [PMID] 31588431.
2019
Bacteriophages Reduce Pathogenic Escherichia coli Counts in Mice Without Distorting Gut Microbiota.
Frontiers in microbiology. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01984. [PMID] 31551950.
2019
Dietary raisin intake has limited effect on gut microbiota composition in adult volunteers.
Nutrition journal. 18(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s12937-019-0439-1. [PMID] 30845997.
2019
High Prevalence of Cefotaxime Resistant Bacteria in Grazing Beef Cattle: A Cross Sectional Study.
Frontiers in microbiology. 10 [DOI] 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00176. [PMID] 30792707.
2019
Influence of own mother’s milk and different proportions of formula on intestinal microbiota of very preterm newborns.
PloS one. 14(5) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0217296. [PMID] 31107919.
2019
Microbial Colonization Coordinates the Pathogenesis of a Klebsiella pneumoniae Infant Isolate.
Scientific reports. 9(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-019-39887-8. [PMID] 30833613.
2019
The vaginal microbial communities of healthy expectant Brazilian mothers and its correlation with the newborn’s gut colonization.
World journal of microbiology & biotechnology. 35(10) [DOI] 10.1007/s11274-019-2737-3. [PMID] 31602538.
2018
Environmental and health effects of the herbicide glyphosate.
The Science of the total environment. 616-617:255-268 [DOI] 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.10.309. [PMID] 29117584.
2018
In healthy adults, resistant maltodextrin produces a greater change in fecal bifidobacteria counts and increases stool wet weight: a double-blind, randomized, controlled crossover study.
Nutrition research (New York, N.Y.). 60:33-42 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nutres.2018.09.007. [PMID] 30527258.
2018
Interactions of coffee consumption and postmenopausal hormone use in relation to breast cancer risk in UK Biobank.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. 29(6):519-525 [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-018-1028-x. [PMID] 29651651.
2017
Diversity and composition of vaginal microbiota of pregnant women at risk for transmitting Group B Streptococcus treated with intrapartum penicillin.
PloS one. 12(2) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0169916. [PMID] 28178310.
2017
ESPRIT-Forest: Parallel clustering of massive amplicon sequence data in subquadratic time.
PLoS computational biology. 13(4) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005518. [PMID] 28437450.
2017
Interactions of Family History of Breast Cancer with Radiotherapy in Relation to the Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence.
Journal of breast cancer. 20(4):333-339 [DOI] 10.4048/jbc.2017.20.4.333. [PMID] 29285037.
2017
Intestinal dysbiosis in preterm infants preceding necrotizing enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Microbiome. 5(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s40168-017-0248-8. [PMID] 28274256.
2017
Low Microbial Diversity and Abnormal Microbial Succession Is Associated with Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Preterm Infants.
Frontiers in microbiology. 8 [DOI] 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02243. [PMID] 29187842.
2017
Novel encapsulation improves recovery of probiotic strains in fecal samples of human volunteers.
Applied microbiology and biotechnology. 101(4):1419-1425 [DOI] 10.1007/s00253-016-7915-8. [PMID] 27796434.
2017
Prevalence of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 From House Flies (Diptera: Muscidae) and Dairy Samples in North Central Florida
Journal of medical entomology. 54(3):733-741 [DOI] 10.1093/jme/tjw205.
2017
Probiotics (Lactobacillus gasseri KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1, and Bifidobacterium longum MM-2) improve rhinoconjunctivitis-specific quality of life in individuals with seasonal allergies: a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial.
The American journal of clinical nutrition. 105(3):758-767 [DOI] 10.3945/ajcn.116.140012. [PMID] 28228426.
2017
Towards standards for human fecal sample processing in metagenomic studies.
Nature biotechnology. 35(11):1069-1076 [DOI] 10.1038/nbt.3960. [PMID] 28967887.
2016
Calcium phosphate supplementation increases faecal Lactobacillus spp. in a randomised trial of young adults.
Beneficial microbes. 7(1):3-10 [DOI] 10.3920/BM2014.0168. [PMID] 26503737.
2016
Diet quality improves for parents and children when almonds are incorporated into their daily diet: a randomized, crossover study.
Nutrition research (New York, N.Y.). 36(1):80-9 [DOI] 10.1016/j.nutres.2015.11.004. [PMID] 26773784.
2016
Moving microbiota research toward establishing causal associations that represent viable targets for effective public health interventions.
Annals of epidemiology. 26(5):306-10 [DOI] 10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.03.011. [PMID] 27133768.
2016
Phenylketonuria and Gut Microbiota: A Controlled Study Based on Next-Generation Sequencing.
PloS one. 11(6) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0157513. [PMID] 27336782.
2015
Bacteriophage administration significantly reduces Shigella colonization and shedding by Shigella-challenged mice without deleterious side effects and distortions in the gut microbiota.
Bacteriophage. 5(4) [PMID] 26909243.
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2015
Bowel preparation for colonoscopy: relevant for the gut’s microbiota?
Gut. 64(10):1504-5 [DOI] 10.1136/gutjnl-2014-308937. [PMID] 25681401.
2015
Evaluation of Bacillus subtilis R0179 on gastrointestinal viability and general wellness: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in healthy adults.
Beneficial microbes. 6(1):19-27 [DOI] 10.3920/BM2014.0031. [PMID] 25062611.
2015
Halogenated Phenazines that Potently Eradicate Biofilms, MRSA Persister Cells in Non-Biofilm Cultures, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English). 54(49):14819-23 [DOI] 10.1002/anie.201508155. [PMID] 26480852.
2015
Lactobacillus gasseri KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1, and Bifidobacterium longum MM-2 Ingestion Induces a Less Inflammatory Cytokine Profile and a Potentially Beneficial Shift in Gut Microbiota in Older Adults: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Crossover Study.
Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 34(6):459-69 [DOI] 10.1080/07315724.2014.983249. [PMID] 25909149.
2014
Diarrhea in young children from low-income countries leads to large-scale alterations in intestinal microbiota composition.
Genome biology. 15(6) [DOI] 10.1186/gb-2014-15-6-r76. [PMID] 24995464.
2014
Effects of almond and pistachio consumption on gut microbiota composition in a randomised cross-over human feeding study.
The British journal of nutrition. 111(12):2146-52 [DOI] 10.1017/S0007114514000385. [PMID] 24642201.
2014
Packed red blood cell transfusion is not associated with increased risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants.
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 34(11):858-62 [DOI] 10.1038/jp.2014.59. [PMID] 25144159.
2014
The effect of malnutrition on norovirus infection.
mBio. 5(2):e01032-13 [DOI] 10.1128/mBio.01032-13. [PMID] 24595373.
2014
The metabolizable energy of dietary resistant maltodextrin is variable and alters fecal microbiota composition in adult men.
The Journal of nutrition. 144(7):1023-9 [DOI] 10.3945/jn.113.185298. [PMID] 24744316.
2013
Distortions in development of intestinal microbiota associated with late onset sepsis in preterm infants.
PloS one. 8(1) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0052876. [PMID] 23341915.
2013
Intestinal dysbiosis and depletion of butyrogenic bacteria in Clostridium difficile infection and nosocomial diarrhea.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 51(9):2884-92 [DOI] 10.1128/JCM.00845-13. [PMID] 23804381.
2013
Intestinal microbial ecology and environmental factors affecting necrotizing enterocolitis.
PloS one. 8(12) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0083304. [PMID] 24386174.
2013
M-pick, a modularity-based method for OTU picking of 16S rRNA sequences.
BMC bioinformatics. 14 [DOI] 10.1186/1471-2105-14-43. [PMID] 23387433.
2013
Need for prospective cohort studies to establish human gut microbiome contributions to disease risk.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 105(24):1850-1 [DOI] 10.1093/jnci/djt349. [PMID] 24316594.
2013
Pilot study using proteomics to identify predictive biomarkers of necrotizing enterocolitis from buccal swabs in very low birth weight infants.
Neonatology. 104(3):234-42 [DOI] 10.1159/000353721. [PMID] 24030199.
2013
Survey of culture, goldengate assay, universal biosensor assay, and 16S rRNA Gene sequencing as alternative methods of bacterial pathogen detection.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 51(10):3263-9 [DOI] 10.1128/JCM.01342-13. [PMID] 23884998.
2012
A large-scale benchmark study of existing algorithms for taxonomy-independent microbial community analysis.
Briefings in bioinformatics. 13(1):107-21 [DOI] 10.1093/bib/bbr009. [PMID] 21525143.
2012
Buccal Swab Il-1Ra in Necrotizing Enterocolitis: a Predictive Biomarker
The FASEB's Journal. 26
2012
Effects of Galactooligosaccharides (Gos) On the Gut Microbiota of Aged Adults
The FASEB's Journal. 26
2012
Fecal lactic acid bacteria increased in adolescents randomized to whole-grain but not refined-grain foods, whereas inflammatory cytokine production decreased equally with both interventions.
The Journal of nutrition. 142(11):2025-32 [DOI] 10.3945/jn.112.164996. [PMID] 23014489.
2012
Galactooligosaccharides (Gos) Decrease the Probability of Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (Urti) in Aged Adults, But It Is Dependent On Mini-Nutritional Assessment (Mna) Score and the Percentage of Natural Killer Cells
The FASEB's Journal. 26
2012
Gut microbiota correlates with energy gain from dietary fibre and appears to be associated with acute and chronic intestinal diseases.
Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. 18 Suppl 4:62-6 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1469-0691.2012.03859.x. [PMID] 22647053.
2012
Human Gut Microbiota Changes After Consumption of Almonds Or Pistachios
The FASEB's Journal. 26
2012
Secondary structure information does not improve OTU assignment for partial 16s rRNA sequences.
The ISME journal. 6(7):1277-80 [DOI] 10.1038/ismej.2011.187. [PMID] 22170430.
2012
Whole-Grain Foods and Gastrointestinal and Immune Health in Adolescents: a Randomized Intervention
The FASEB's Journal. 26
2011
Clostridium difficile infection in outpatients, Maryland and Connecticut, USA, 2002-2007.
Emerging infectious diseases. 17(10):1946-9 [DOI] 10.3201/eid1710.110069. [PMID] 22000379.
2011
Fecal microbiota in premature infants prior to necrotizing enterocolitis.
PloS one. 6(6) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0020647. [PMID] 21674011.
2011
Galactooligosaccharide supplementation reduces stress-induced gastrointestinal dysfunction and days of cold or flu: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial in healthy university students.
The American journal of clinical nutrition. 93(6):1305-11 [DOI] 10.3945/ajcn.111.014126. [PMID] 21525194.
2010
Advanced computational algorithms for microbial community analysis using massive 16S rRNA sequence data.
Nucleic acids research. 38(22) [DOI] 10.1093/nar/gkq872. [PMID] 20929878.
2010
Bacteriophage Administration Reduces the Concentration of Listeria monocytogenes in the Gastrointestinal Tract and Its Translocation to Spleen and Liver in Experimentally Infected Mice.
International journal of microbiology. 2010 [DOI] 10.1155/2010/624234. [PMID] 20652074.
2010
Intestinal microbial ecology in premature infants assessed with non-culture-based techniques.
The Journal of pediatrics. 156(1):20-5 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.06.063. [PMID] 19783002.
2009
Associations between dietary habits and body mass index with gut microbiota composition and fecal water genotoxicity: an observational study in African American and Caucasian American volunteers.
Nutrition journal. 8 [DOI] 10.1186/1475-2891-8-49. [PMID] 19845958.
2009
Biomarkers for infants at risk for necrotizing enterocolitis: clues to prevention?
Pediatric research. 65(5 Pt 2):91R-97R [DOI] 10.1203/PDR.0b013e31819dba7d. [PMID] 19190533.
2009
Culture-independent identification of gut bacteria correlated with the onset of diabetes in a rat model.
The ISME journal. 3(5):536-48 [DOI] 10.1038/ismej.2009.5. [PMID] 19225551.
2009
Recent advances and remaining gaps in our knowledge of associations between gut microbiota and human health.
World journal of gastroenterology. 15(1):81-5 [PMID] 19115471.
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2008
A roadmap for understanding and preventing necrotizing enterocolitis.
Current gastroenterology reports. 10(5):450-7 [PMID] 18799119.
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2008
Insulin Resistance and Colorectal Adenomas – Reply
Gastroenterology. 134(4):1269-1270 [DOI] 10.1053/j.gastro.2008.02.004.
2008
Intestinal microbiota development in the premature neonate: establishment of a lasting commensal relationship?
Nutrition reviews. 66(11):658-63 [DOI] 10.1111/j.1753-4887.2008.00119.x. [PMID] 19019028.
2008
Serum Concentrations of Insulin-Like Growth Factor and Insulin-Like Growth Factor Binding Protein 3 and Recurrent Colorectal Adenomas
Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 17(6):1493-1498 [DOI] 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-08-0048. [PMID] 18559566.
2007
Intestinal microbiota: a potential diet-responsive prevention target in ApcMin mice.
Molecular carcinogenesis. 46(1):42-8 [PMID] 16929480.
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2006
Diarrheagenic Escherichia coli infection in Baltimore, Maryland, and New Haven, Connecticut.
Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 43(4):402-7 [PMID] 16838226.
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2006
Monitoring of stool microbiota in subjects with diarrhea indicates distortions in composition.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 44(12):4550-2 [PMID] 17021054.
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2005
Timing in collection of stool samples.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 310(5751) [PMID] 16293741.
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2004
Colonic bacterial flora: changing understandings in the molecular age.
The Journal of nutrition. 134(2):459-64 [PMID] 14747689.
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2004
Effects of a controlled diet and black tea drinking on the fecal microflora composition and the fecal bile acid profile of human volunteers in a double-blinded randomized feeding study.
The Journal of nutrition. 134(2):473-8 [PMID] 14747691.
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2003
Dietary fibre and risk of colorectal cancer in the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project (BCDDP) follow-up cohort.
International journal of epidemiology. 32(2):234-9 [PMID] 12714542.
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Grants

Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Alcohol-Associated Syndemic and Microbiome Evaluation and Targeted Treatment in Persons Living with HIV
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Nov 2020 – Apr 2021
Quantification of fecal bacteria affected by fibersol
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ADM/MATSUTANI LLC
Aug 2018 – Dec 2018
Quantification of fecal lactic acid bacteria
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: ADM/MATSUTANI LLC
Apr 2018 – Dec 2019
Bacterophage treatment to reduce pathogen load
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: INTRALYTIX
Nov 2017 ACTIVE
EQUIP – Strengthening smallholder livestock systems for the future
Role: Project Manager
Funding: GATES FOU, BILL & MELINDA
Feb 2017 – Dec 2019
Probiotics (Lactobacillus gasseri KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1, Bifidobacterium longum MM-2) on stress-associated gastrointestinal function in university students: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial
Role: Project Manager
Funding: WAKUNAGA OF AMERICA CO
Dec 2016 ACTIVE
Cholera persistence, transmission, and clinical illness in Haiti
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Feb 2016 – Jun 2017
RESISTANT MALTODEXTRIN SUPPLEMENTATION AND THE EFFECT ONFECAL BIFIDOBACTERIA, BOWEL FUNCTION, DIETARY intake, and quality of life
Role: Project Manager
Funding: ADM/MATSUTANI LLC
Jan 2016 – Dec 2018
Big data approach for correlating gut microbiota with epithelial methylation pattern
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI
Jul 2015 – Aug 2016
EFFECTS OF ADDING RAISINS TO THE AMERICAN DIET ON FECALMICROBIOTA COMPOSITION AND ASSOCIATED MARKERS OF
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: SUN-MAID GROWERS OF CALIFORNIA
Mar 2015 – Feb 2016
Determining Microbiota Pattern Correlated with Preterm Birth Morbidity and Mortality
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: FIOTEC-FUND DESENV CIENT TECN EM SAUDE via GATES FOU, BILL & MELINDA
Feb 2015 – Jan 2020
Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Human Norovirus Infection
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Feb 2015 ACTIVE
UF Health Cancer Center Pilot Project Grants funded through the Florida Consortium of National Cancer Institute Centers Program
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF HEALTH SHANDS HOSPITAL
Feb 2015 – Feb 2020
Understanding antibiotic resistance occurence and development of mitigation strategies in cattle
Role: Project Manager
Funding: US DEPT OF AG NATL INST OF FOOD AND AG
Jan 2015 – Mar 2016
Probiotics (Lactobacillus gasseri KS-13, Bifidobacterium bifidum G9-1, Bifidobacterium longum MM-2) and health-related quality of life in individuals with seasonal allergies
Role: Project Manager
Funding: WAKUNAGA OF AMERICA CO
Dec 2014 – Feb 2016
Microbiota Analysis
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: LALLEMAND
Jun 2014 – May 2016
Development of Potent 2,4-Dibromophenazine Antibacterial Antibiofilm Agents
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF DSR OPPORTUNITY FUND
Jul 2007 – Aug 2016
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Role: Project Manager
Funding: UF RESEARCH FOU

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2015,2020-2021
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2020-2021
PHC4024 Applied Epidemiology
2013-2021
PHC7727 Grant Writing for Population Health Research
2014-2020
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2014-2020
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2017,2019-2020
IDH2930 (Un)common read
2014-2020
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2014-2021
PHC7007 Cancer Epidemiology
2020
PHC6722 Environmental and Global Health Research Methods Rotation
2016-2019
PHC6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2019,2021
PHC7918 Independent Study
2013,2018-2019
PHC6937 Special Topics in Public Health
2015-2017
PHC6945 Public Health Practicum
2010-2012
MCB7922 Journal Colloquy
2009-2011
MCB4203 Bacterial and Viral Pathogens
2021
PHC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9398
Emails:
Business:
vmai@ufl.edu