Dr. Zaid Abdo
Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University
Anatomy/Zoology Building W118
Anatomy/Zoology Building E112
There is an estimated 10 fold more microbial cells within the human body than human cells, with an estimated 100 fold more genes than ours. Recent studies have shown strong associations between the human microbiome and the state of health and disease. Here, we study the temporal dynamics of the vaginal microbiome. We evaluate factors that might influence its stability and that could help in predicting the risk of disease.