Research topic: Microbial effects on behavior and brain disorders Research methods: Microbial ecology; Metagenomics; Metaproteomics; Systems biology
Research methods: Deep sequencing/massively parallel sequencing, gene cloning, quantitative RT-PCR, immunofluorescence, yeast two-hybrid assays, cell culture, scanning electron microscopy, mass spectrometry, in situ hybridization, bioinformatics.
Main projects in the lab include:
- How bacterial species modulate neuro-inflammation in mouse models of MS
- How different bacterial communities affect smell and social behavior in bats
- How the microorganisms and their metabolites affect stress-induced depression