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  • Locations: Princeton, United States
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: Global Health Program Type of Program: Research Project
Program Features: Global Health, Health Policy Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Duration of Program: More than 4 weeks
Program Description:
Unpacking the Role of the Microbiome on Health
Location: Remote
Duration: 6-10 weeks, up to 20 hours/week
Number of Positions: 1
Stipend: Hourly Princeton student RA rate, based on actual hours worked
Principal Investigator: Marjolein Bruijning, Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab of Prof. Jessica Metcalf, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
About: There is increasing evidence that the microbiome is associated with human diseases, such as psoriasis, obesity, and inflammatory bowel disease. However, causal relationships are often hard to prove here: are specific microbes causing the disease, or does the disease cause the presence of certain microbes? One challenge is that many factors simultaneously shape microbiome composition. For instance, human genetics, diet, infant delivery, and the environment all affect microbiome composition, where the role of different transmission routes varies across microbes.
Research Assistant Responsibilities: The RA will investigate the role of specific microbes in human diseases. This investigation is particularly interested in how hosts acquire these microbes, as the mode of transmission may help unravel causal links between microbiome and disease, as well as provide opportunities for the development of treatment.
Qualifications: Highly motivated and enthusiastic about the topic.

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