Julia Segre, Ph.D., National Human Genome Research Institute, Bethesda, Md.
Skin and nose: Atopic Dermatitis, Immunodeficiency Syndromes
The goal of this study is to examine the microbiomes of the skin and nose in three groups of patients with an inflammatory skin disease called atopic dermatitis. Researchers will look for associations between microbiomes, genetic factors associated with atopic dermatitis, and whether patients suffer from immunodeficiency syndromes.
Gregory A. Storch, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis
Nose, digestive tract and blood: Febrile Illness
This team of investigators will examine if there is a relationship between the immune system and viral microbiome of groups of children who are healthy and those who are sick with illnesses that cause a sudden high fever.
Phillip I. Tarr, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis
Digestive tract: Necrotizing Enterocolitis
This group of researchers will examine the potential connection between the intestinal microbiome and the development of necrotizing enterocolitis, a gastrointestinal disorder that can damage the intestine, in premature infants.
James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Digestive tract: Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
This project will examine the composition of the intestinal microbiome and any possible connections with irritable bowel syndrome in children.
Gary D. Wu, M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia
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