Research in the Abt lab examines Immune-Microbiome interactions in the context of infectious disease.

Areas of Research

The lab's research fuses the disciplines of mucosal immunology, microbial pathogenesis and microbial ecology to investigate mechanism of immune homeostasis and protective immunity
Immune System

Immune System

Immunity to infection

Our lab studies mechanism the host's immune system employs to fight infection

Microbiome

Microbiome

indigenous microbial communities

Thousands of microbial species (Microbiome) naturally reside on and within human hosts. These microbial communities are a critical determinant health and disease.

Infection

Infection

Enteric Pathogens

Our lab studies enteric infections including Clostridium difficile, one of the most common hospital acquired infections