Studying Microbial Communities in Children
Humans are host to an array of microbial communities that have adapted to a variety of body sites. The Human Microbiome Project has put forth a significant effort to characterize the composition of these microbial communities in healthy adults.
At the Texas Children’s Microbiome Center, we are comparing microbial communities present in healthy and disease states of children. Identifying key differences in these communities will lead us to translational research that will forge new therapeutic and diagnostic tools.