• 285 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
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Area of Expertise

My interest is how the microbiome and host interact in health and disease. My research aims to understand the role of the microbiome in disease development (such as tick born disease, Phenylketonuria, Alzheimer’s disease, inflammation after severe injury, etc.). Our projects include tick microbiome and disease associated human microbiome, and using genomic and metagenomic approaches to investigate the microbiome dynamics.
We also provide services for Next Generation Sequencing (IonTorrent, Miseq) and develop bioinformatics and statistical tools for metagenomic analysis.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

PhD in Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

MS in Microbiology & Biochem Pharm, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University

BS in Microbiological Pharmaceutics, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University

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Microbiota Medicine & Life Sciences
Ixodes Medicine & Life Sciences
Soil Medicine & Life Sciences
soil Earth & Environmental Sciences
Ticks Medicine & Life Sciences
Bacteria Medicine & Life Sciences
Asfarviridae Medicine & Life Sciences
Cadmium Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2017 2018

Research Output 2007 2019

  • 285 Citations
  • 10 h-Index
  • 20 Article

Bacterial microbiomes of Ixodes scapularis ticks collected from Massachusetts and Texas, USA

Thapa, S., Zhang, Y. & Allen, M. S., 24 Jun 2019, In : BMC Microbiology. 19, 1, 138.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of temperature on bacterial microbiome composition in Ixodes scapularis ticks

Thapa, S., Zhang, Y. & Allen, M. S., May 2019, In : MicrobiologyOpen. 8, 5, e00719.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Alterations to the Intestinal Microbiome and Metabolome of Pimephales promelas and Mus musculus Following Exposure to Dietary Methylmercury

Bridges, K. N., Zhang, Y., Curran, T. E., Magnuson, J. T., Venables, B. J., Durrer, K. E., Allen, M. S. & Roberts, A. P., 7 Aug 2018, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 52, 15, p. 8774-8784 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neurodegenerative diseases
1 Citation (Scopus)

Variations of the lung microbiome and immune response in mechanically ventilated surgical patients

Huebinger, R. M., Smith, A. D., Zhang, Y., Monson, N. L., Ireland, S. J., Barber, R. C., Kubasiak, J. C., Minshall, C. T., Minei, J. P., Wolf, S. E. & Allen, M. S., Oct 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 10, e0205788.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Respiratory System
immune response
5 Citations (Scopus)

Spatial Microbial Composition Along the Gastrointestinal Tract of Captive Attwater’s Prairie Chicken

Zhang, Y., Simon, S. E., Johnson, J. A. & Allen, M. S., 1 May 2017, In : Microbial Ecology. 73, 4, p. 966-977 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gastrointestinal system