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.

 

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Diseases we study