Bikash Sahay

Mentor
Bikash Sahay
Project Title
Harnessing the gut microbiota for therapeutic use
College
College of Veterinary Medicine
Time Commitment
6-10 hours/week
Method
Depends on lab funding Research Credit
Location of Research
On-Campus
Possible Co-Authorship
Yes

Project Description

The human gastrointestinal (GI) tract harbors a complex consortium of trillions of microbes, thousands of bacterial phylotypes, methanogenic archaea, and fungi colonizing the entire gut length, collectively referred to as the microbiota, produce 100-fold many gene products as the host. Although it is largely unexplored and underappreciated, the gut microbiota plays a critical role in health and disease states. My research focuses on identifying microbes and using them or their products to treat human ailments, including infectious origin.

Additional Requirements
None

Contact Information

Email Address
sahayb@ufl.edu
Phone Number
0