The Extinction Happening Inside You
This MinuteEarth video highlights our work on the human microbiome. The video explains how modern lifestyles and diets have caused extinction of natural microbial diversity in the human gut. This project was a collaboration with Drs. Klara Petrzelkova (Czech Academy of Sciences) and Ran Blekhman (the College of Biological Science, University of Minnesota)
The Hunt for a Better Gut Bacteria in Central Africa
This VICE-HBO series highlights our work with the BaAka hunter-gatherers from Central Africa. The video describes how the BaAka harbor gut microbiome diversity that western populations have lost. This project was a collaboration with Drs. Klara Petrzelkova (Czech Academy of Sciences) and Ran Blekhman (the College of Biological Science, University of Minnesota)
Kayla law NAMED FELLOW OF THE Higher Education Challenge grant
Congrats to Kayla Law, who will be part of a USDA fellowship program that provides students with effective science communication skills in the area of agricultural research. Kayla's research project focuses on investigating how maternal environments impact development of the microbiome in newborn piglets.
Ky guse PARTICIPATES IN THE FLORIDA FERMENTATION FEST
Ky Guse recently shared her experiences on working with lacto-fermented vegetables at the annual Florida fermentation fest. The instagram live event featured Ky's work on fermented foods and the microbiome.