Our Research

Can we treat bowel cancer by targeting the bugs in our guts?

Can we treat bowel cancer by targeting the bugs in our guts?

Bowel cancer Cancer refers to a collection of diseases in which some of the body’s cells divide uncontrollably and can spread to other parts of the body. Cancers can arise throughout the body but are generally divided into solid (e.g. bowel) or blood-based (e.g....

My Search for New BALOs

My Search for New BALOs

Bdellovibrio-and-Like Organisms (BALOs) are bacteria that have a unique lifestyle; they are predatory bacteria that attack and kill other bacterial species. The majority of the BALOs do this by squeezing inside the prey bacteria and using enzymes to dissolve the...

Studying the CRC Microbiome in Mice and a Robogut

Studying the CRC Microbiome in Mice and a Robogut

Fusobacterium nucleatum(Fn) is a common bacterial member of the human oral microbiome—and it is an opportunist. When Fn is found elsewhere in the human body, the microbe is typically associated with disease, and colorectal cancer (CRC) is one such disease. In fact,...