Our objective is to contribute new scientific knowledge through mentorship of researchers broadly interested in food's role in health and wellness. Our research activities often rely on sequence-based approaches employed to investigate the genomics and ecology of commensal microorganisms. Moreover, we are determined to characterize mechanistic linkages with health emanating from host-microbial interactions.
Sela Lab news
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
Sep. 2013- Dr. Sela begins an appointment at the Dept. of Food Science at UMass Amherst!