• 337 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
20072020

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Personal profile

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 Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences

BS in Microbiological Pharmaceutics, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University

MS in Microbiology & Biochem Pharm, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University

PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Projects

Research Output

  • 337 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 21 Article

Comparison of the Bacterial Gut Microbiome of North American Triatoma spp. With and Without Trypanosoma cruzi

Mann, A. E., Mitchell, E. A., Zhang, Y., Curtis-Robles, R., Thapa, S., Hamer, S. A. & Allen, M. S., 13 Mar 2020, In : Frontiers in Microbiology. 11, 364.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    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
  • 9 Scopus citations

    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

  • 12 Scopus citations

    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

  • 20 Scopus citations

    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

  • 2 Scopus citations