Research Projects - Scientist
My research aims to advance knowledge, develop new theories, and create tools to investigate host-microbe systems. Using in silico, in vitro and in vivo approaches, I am investigating how bacterial genomes, bacterial functions and host-microbe interactions change in health vs disease and during human evolution. In this context, I am particularly dedicated to identifying actionable features in host-associated microbiomes that can be used to improve human health. Recently, I focused on the building and characterization of a large collection of human gut microbiomes and bacterial strains in pure culture from worldwide human populations. This resource provides unprecedented access to an extensive amount of unexplored microbial biodiversity that my lab will leverage to lead large-scale cutting-edge genomics, functional and multi-omics studies.