Ashley Wolf is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology at the School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the Center for Computational Biology. Her research focuses on the variation of gut microbiome composition across individuals and the roles of these complex microbial communities in mammalian health and disease. The Wolf Lab combines human microbiome data, laboratory models, and computational analyses to ask questions about the role of diet, microbial competition, and host factors in microbiome structure and function. A deeper understanding of factors governing gut microbiome composition will enable design of effective microbial therapeutics.
Research Expertise and Interest
gut microbiota, metabolism, genomics, host-microbe interactions