The Sela Lab research mission is to investigate the biology of breast milk interactions with commensal bacteria that colonize the infant gut microbiome. We use genomics, molecular ecology, informatics, and molecular microbiology to answer our scientific questions.
Ultimately we seek to translate fundamental knowledge to positively impact nutrition and health at all stages of development.
****Ph.D. student recruitment****
We are recruiting a U.S. student interested in a Ph.D. starting Jan. 2017. Please see our recruitment flier for a USDA National Needs Fellowship.
Jan 2017- Cary Allen-Blevins's paper on handling stress impacting the mouse gut microbiome published in PeerJ.
Jul 2016- Troy and Angelyca's paper published in Analyst.
Apr 2016- Tim's paper published in Frontiers in Microbiology.
Oct 2015- Tim's paper on microencapsulation of Lactococcus lactispublished. Way to go Tim!
Jun 2015- Jonah awarded an American Society for Microbiology Undergraduate Research Fellowship
Jun 2015- The Sela Lab bids farewell to Alex, Giovanna, and Taketomo
Oct 2014- Dr. Sela presented at his alma mater in the Harrington Lecture Series
Sep 2014- Ezgi awarded a travel grant to present her research at the 2014 European Network for Gastrointestinal Health Research Conference at the Max-Rubner Institute in Germany
Sep 2014- Alex Russell awarded a Commonwealth Honors College Research Grant
Jun 2014- Dr. Sela presented at the Institute for Food Technology Annual Meeting at New Orleans
May 2014- Monica Gandhi presented her senior thesis at the American Society for Microbiology General Meeting in Boston
Apr 2014- Monica presented her senior thesis research at the 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference
Jan 2014- Dr. Sela's paper on the "Marriage of Nutrigenomics with the Microbiome" is published in AJCN
Dec 2013- Monica Gandhi awarded a Commonwealth Honors College Research Grant. Way to go Monica!
Oct 2013- Dr. Sela invited to present at the International Milk Genomics Consortium Symposium