Research Focus: Infant Gut Microbiome.
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The gut microbiome impacts many areas of health.
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Infant Gut Microbiome, Pregnancy and Nutrition

Infants’ First Solid Foods: Impact on Gut Microbiota Development in Two Intercontinental Cohorts. 2021.

Investigating colonization patterns of the infant gut microbiome during the introduction of solid food and weaning from breastmilk: A cohort study protocol. 2021.

Development of the Microbiota and Associations With Birth Mode, Diet, and Atopic Disorders in a Longitudinal Analysis of Stool Samples, Collected From Infancy Through Early Childhood. 2020.

The influence of maternal and infant nutrition on cardiometabolic traits: novel findings and future research directions from four Canadian birth cohort studies. 2019.

Pregnancy outcomes in women taking probiotics or prebiotics: a systematic review and meta-analysis. 2018.

Intrapartum antibiotics for GBS prophylaxis alter colonization patterns in the early infant gut microbiome of low risk infants. 2017.

Ethnic and diet-related differences in the healthy infant microbiome. 2017.

A comparison of intestinal microbiota in a population of low-risk infants exposed and not exposed to intrapartum antibiotics: The Baby & Microbiota of the Intestine cohort study protocol. 2016.

Vaginal Microbiome

Medroxyprogesterone acetate alters the vaginal microbiota and microenvironment in women and increases susceptibility to HIV-1 in humanized mice. 2019.

Association of high-risk sexual behaviour with diversity of the vaginal microbiota and abundance of Lactobacillus. 2017.

Respiratory Tract Microbiome

Culture and Molecular Profiling of the Respiratory Tract Microbiota. 2018.

Culture and molecular-based profiles show shifts in bacterial communities of the upper respiratory tract that occur with age. 2015.

The loss of topography in the microbial communities of the upper respiratory tract in the elderly. 2014.


Probiotic supplementation can positively affect anxiety and depressive symptoms: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. 2016.

Bacterial biogeography of the human digestive tract. 2011.