Volker Mai

Volker Mai,

Associate Professor

Department: Department of Epidemiology
Business Phone: (352) 273-9398
Business Email: vmai@ufl.edu

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2023
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience
2015,2020-2025
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2020-2021
PHC4024 Applied Epidemiology
2013-2024
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
2014-2025
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
2022
PHC6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health
2023
PHC6517 Public Health Concepts in Infectious Diseases
Teaching Philosophy
Given the broad access to information via electronic access and readily available tools to extract and analyze data, my main emphasis is to help students strengthen their critical thinking ability by applying knowledge rather than recalling facts. I’m striving to keep education real by enforcing expectations that prepare students for a successful professional life beyond the sheltered academic learning environment.

Research Profile

My research program is focused on exploring the interactions between diet and gut microbiota and their contributions to various aspects of human health. We are utilizing state of the art sequencing and bioinformatics approaches to establish potential utility and develop microbiota targeting interventions.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-6997-9750

Publications

2023
16S rRNA gene sequencing of stool samples collected from patients with latent tuberculosis infection before, during, and two months after treatment with 3HP or 4R.
BMC research notes. 16(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13104-023-06370-7. [PMID] 37308931.
2023
Associations of gut microbiome with endogenous estrogen levels in healthy postmenopausal women.
Cancer causes & control : CCC. [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-023-01728-5. [PMID] 37286847.
2023
Gut microbiota composition and diversity before, during, and two months after rifamycin-based tuberculosis preventive therapy.
Scientific reports. 13(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-023-44854-5. [PMID] 37919333.
2023
The Intersection of Social Determinants of Health, the Microbiome, and Health Outcomes in Immigrants: A Scoping Review
American Journal of Biological Anthropology, accepted June 23. 183(1):3-19 [DOI] 10.1002/ajpa.24850. [PMID] 37737631.
2023
Therapies for Parkinson’s disease and the gut microbiome: evidence for bidirectional connection.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 15 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2023.1151850. [PMID] 37323145.
2022
Associations between Vitamin D, Omega 6:Omega 3 Ratio, and Biomarkers of Aging in Individuals Living with and without Chronic Pain.
Nutrients. 14(2) [DOI] 10.3390/nu14020266. [PMID] 35057447.
2022
High polyphenolic cranberry beverage alters specific fecal microbiota but not gut permeability following aspirin challenge in healthy obese adults: A randomized, double-blind, crossover trial
Journal of Functional Foods. 99 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jff.2022.105332.
2022
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. 35(10):1935-1943 [DOI] 10.1080/14767058.2020.1774870. [PMID] 32508165.
2022
Resistant Maltodextrin Consumption in a Double-Blind, Randomized, Crossover Clinical Trial Induces Specific Changes in Potentially Beneficial Gut Bacteria
Nutrients. 14(11) [DOI] 10.3390/nu14112192. [PMID] 35683992.
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.
2021
Mediterranean Diet Adherence in People With Parkinson’s Disease Reduces Constipation Symptoms and Changes Fecal Microbiota After a 5-Week Single-Arm Pilot Study.
Frontiers in neurology. 12 [DOI] 10.3389/fneur.2021.794640. [PMID] 35002935.
2021
The Gut-Brain Axis and Its Relation to Parkinson’s Disease: A Review.
Frontiers in aging neuroscience. 13 [DOI] 10.3389/fnagi.2021.782082. [PMID] 35069178.
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
Microbiota composition in bilateral healthy breast tissue and breast tumors
Cancer Causes & Control. 31(11):1027-1038 [DOI] 10.1007/s10552-020-01338-5.
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.
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.
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
Diverse characteristics of the CagA gene of Helicobacter pylori strains collected from patients from southern vietnam with gastric cancer and peptic ulcer.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 47(12):4021-8 [DOI] 10.1128/JCM.00504-09. [PMID] 19846630.
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.
2008
A roadmap for understanding and preventing necrotizing enterocolitis.
Current gastroenterology reports. 10(5):450-7 [PMID] 18799119.
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.
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.
2006
Monitoring of stool microbiota in subjects with diarrhea indicates distortions in composition.
Journal of clinical microbiology. 44(12):4550-2 [PMID] 17021054.
2005
Timing in collection of stool samples.
Science (New York, N.Y.). 310(5751) [PMID] 16293741.
2004
Colonic bacterial flora: changing understandings in the molecular age.
The Journal of nutrition. 134(2):459-64 [PMID] 14747689.
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.
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.

Grants

Jun 2023 ACTIVE
Immunotherapy for Synucleinopathies: Can Gut Microbiota Affect Efficacy?
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Aug 2022 ACTIVE
Examining the Gut Microbiome in Haitians Post-Migration to the United States
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINR
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
Nov 2020 ACTIVE
CTOAu
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF FLORIDA
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 – Feb 2024
EQUIP – Strengthening smallholder livestock systems for the future
Role: Project Manager
Funding: BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
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
Jan 2017 – Mar 2021
Fund 214 The effect of citrus beverages on gastrointestinal function in health adults: a randomized double-blind controlled clinical trial.
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: PEPSICO
Dec 2016 – Nov 2023
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 BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
Feb 2015 – Jan 2020
Role of Intestinal Bacteria in Human Norovirus Infection
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID
Feb 2015 – Oct 2023
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

Education

MPH Quantitative Methods
2000 · Harvard School of Public Health
PhD Microbiology
1999 · University of Georgia
BS Biochemistry
1992 · University of Georgia

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