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Maria Dominguez-Bello

Associate Professor, Department of 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

Research Keywords

microbiology, microbiome

Does vaginal delivery mitigate or strengthen the intergenerational association of overweight and obesity? Findings from the boston birth cohort
Mueller, N T; Mao, G; Bennet, W; Hourigan, S; Dominguez-Bello, M G; Appel, L J; Wang, X. Does vaginal delivery mitigate or strengthen the intergenerational association of overweight and obesity? Findings from the boston birth cohort. International journal of obesity (2005). 2016 Dec 20;:?-? (2329312)

The Human Microbiome before Birth
Blaser, Martin J; Dominguez-Bello, Maria G. The Human Microbiome before Birth. Cell host & microbe. 2016 Nov 09;20(5):558-560 (2304522)

Microbial Community Patterns Associated with Automated Teller Machine Keypads in New York City
Bik, Holly M; Maritz, Julia M; Luong, Albert; Shin, Hakdong; Dominguez-Bello, Maria Gloria; Carlton, Jane M. Microbial Community Patterns Associated with Automated Teller Machine Keypads in New York City. mSphere. 2016 Nov -1;1(6):?-? (2328102)

A Microbial Anthropologist in the Jungle
Dominguez-Bello, Maria Gloria. A Microbial Anthropologist in the Jungle. Cell. 2016 Oct 20;167(3):588-594 (2479462)

The Gestational Vaginal Microbiome and Spontaneous Preterm Birth among Nulliparous African American Women
Nelson, Deborah B; Shin, Hakdong; Wu, Jingwei; Dominguez-Bello, Maria G. The Gestational Vaginal Microbiome and Spontaneous Preterm Birth among Nulliparous African American Women. American journal of perinatology. 2016 Jul;33(9):887-893 (2066282)