Amie Eisfeld

Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine

Education

Ph.D.

Amie Eisfeld, a scientist in Yoshihiro Kawaoka’s lab in Pathobiological Sciences, looks at microbiomes in the human gut. She wants to understand how different cultural and socioeconomic factors and lifestyles affect the microorganisms that live in every human body. “Other research tells us that there are healthy microbiomes and unhealthy versions,” she says. “We’re trying to broaden our understanding of what’s a healthy microbiome and what we may have eliminated already in developed cultures.”