Evolution of the marsupial gut microbiome and adaptation to plant toxins

Animals are reliant on their gut microbiota (collectively called the microbiome) for health and well-being.

Understanding the koala microbiome

Understanding the role of microbes in koala digestion and their potential to buffer digestive efficiency against the impacts of climate change as well as from translocation to areas with different species eucalyptus trees.

Extracting genomes of uncultured members of the human microbiome

An important aspect of our work with host-associated microbiomes involves investigating members of these communities that have yet to be cultured within the laboratory.

Modifying the microbiome for treatment of COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is used to describe a number of lung diseases that prevent proper breathing.

Determinants of the Progression of Actinic Keratosis to Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer globally.

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