Dr. Weil's research is focused on the relationship between the human gut microbiome and susceptibility to enteric infections.
By studying cohorts of cholera and their household contacts, she investigates the functional relationships between gut microbial communities and enteric diseases, including identification of gut species that may protect against infection, relationships between gut microbial species and mucosal immune responses, and defining how the gut microbiota may influence immune responses to V. cholerae infection and vaccination.
The Weil Lab's long-term plans include study of interactions between the host, the environment, and enteric pathogens.
Please visit the Weil lab website: https://weillab.weebly.com/ for more information.
Congratulations to Dr. Denise Chac in the Weil Lab for her selection after a competitive competition to join the Pediatric Infectious Diseases T32 for her project Microbial-derived sphingolipid impact on mucosal immune responses to oral cholera vaccines. Great work!!