To support basic and translational research in microbiome at UIC. We will also support collaboration between UIC, VA, and other area institutions (e.g. Northwestern University, U of C, Rush University, and Loyola University).
Investigators will use this resource to examine physiologic and pathophysiologic differences in germ-free, gnotobiotic, and specific pathogen-free colonized mice of various genetic backgrounds.
Investigators can precisely manipulate the microbiota by selectively colonizing germ-free rodents with single or multiple commensal or pathogenic bacterial or fungal species, using isogenic wild type or genetically engineered bacterial strains. Such studies help to define the physiologic and pathophysiologic relevance of bacteria in human diseases (e.g. allergy, cancer, chronic inflammation, infection, obesity, and neurodegenerative diseases).
Susan Ross, Professor email@example.com
Nancy Freitag, Professor firstname.lastname@example.org
Ece Mutlu, Professor email@example.com
Teruyuki Sano, Assistant professor firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun Sun, Professor email@example.com