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Maria Dominguez-Bello

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Medicine

Contact Info

Address
462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

646/501-0703
Maria.Dominguez-Bello@nyumc.org

Research Summary

My research has been focused for the last years on the microbiota function in vertebrate animals and humans, microbiota development and impact of modern practices, integrating data from microbiology, genomics/metagenomics, ecology, physiology, anthropology, architecture, environmental engineering and biostatistics to address broad questions on host-microbial interactions in different environments. The focus is on how these interactions drive microbial evolution, diversity and symbiosis. We study the bacterial microbiota in vertebrates, including birds and mammals, and we have lead studies using next-gen sequencing of the human microbiome in peoples with different levels of integration to Western lifestyles, in the Amazon region and southern Africa. We have a strong team of collaborators that include among others Rob Knight (U. Colorado), Jeff Gordon (Washington U.), Martin Blaser (NYU), Suzanne Tringe (DOE-Joint Genome Institute), Gary Andersen (Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab), Monica Contreras (Venezuelan InstSci Research-IVIC), Magda Magris (Amazonic Center for Research In Tropical Diseases- CAICET, Venezuela), Jean Hernandez (INS Loreto, Iquitos, Peru), Henrique Pereira (Univ. Federal Amazonas, Manaus, Brazil).

Research Interests

Host-microbial interactions in different environments; how these interactions drive microbial evolution, diversity and symbiosis; we study the bacterial microbiota in vertebrates, including birds and mammals, using next-gen sequencing of the human microbiome in peoples with different levels of integration to Western lifestyles, in the Amazonas and southern Africa. Visit the Dominguez-Bello Lab webpage:
http://medicine.med.nyu.edu/clinicalpharm/research/dominguez-bello-lab

Effect of influenza-induced Fever on human bioimpedance values
Marini, Elisabetta; Buffa, Roberto; Contreras, Monica; Magris, Magda; Hidalgo, Glida; Sanchez, Wilmer; Ortiz, Vanessa; Urbaez, Maryluz; Cabras, Stefano; Blaser, Martin J; Dominguez-Bello, Maria G
2015-05-04; 1932-6203,PLoS one - id: 1556612, year: 2015 Journal Article

Prenatal exposure to antibiotics, cesarean section and risk of childhood obesity
Mueller, N T; Whyatt, R; Hoepner, L; Oberfield, S; Dominguez-Bello, M G; Widen, E M; Hassoun, A; Perera, F; Rundle, A
2015-04-20; 1476-5497,International journal of obesity (2005) - id: 1531632, year: 2015 Journal Article

The infant microbiome development: mom matters
Mueller, Noel T; Bakacs, Elizabeth; Combellick, Joan; Grigoryan, Zoya; Dominguez-Bello, Maria G
2015-03-02; 1471-4914,Trends in molecular medicine - id: 1474802, year: 2015 REVIEW

Early-life influences on obesity: from preconception to adolescence
Wahlqvist, Mark L; Krawetz, Stephen A; Rizzo, Nico S; Dominguez-Bello, Maria Gloria; Szymanski, Linda M; Barkin, Shari; Yatkine, Ann; Waterland, Robert A; Mennella, Julie A; Desai, Mina; Ross, Michael G; Krebs, Nancy F; Young, Bridget E; Wardle, Jane; Wrann, Christiane D; Kral, John G
2015-06-07; 1749-6632,Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences - id: 1615512, year: 2015 JOURNAL ARTICLE

Correction: Phylogeographic evidence of cognate recognition site patterns and transformation efficiency differences in H. pylori: theory of strain dominance
Maldonado-Contreras, Ana; Mane, Shrinivasrao P; Zhang, Xue-Song; Pericchi, Luis; Alarcon, Teresa; Contreras, Monica; Linz, Bodo; Blaser, Martin J; Dominguez-Bello, Maria Gloria
2014-06-06; 1471-2180,BMC microbiology - id: 1030662, year: 2014 Journal Article