Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello Lab

Welcome to the Dominguez-Bello Lab

The Dominguez-Bello laboratory is in the Division of Translational Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine. Research in the lab focuses on the co-evolution of the microbiota and host, and impacts exerted by Western lifestyle practices. We perform comparative microbial surveys of vertebrae colonized organs, and currently study the human microbiota spanning Westernization. We focus on its development from birth, immune and metabolic functions, impact by modern practices and restoration strategies. We also study the role of the built environment in microbial transmission, integrating the fields of anthropology and architecture into microbial ecology.