Center for Microbiome Research

MCW Center for Microbiome Research Collaborative Research Areas

The Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to the pursuit of research and education through collaboration. We work with many individuals of different departments and backgrounds to discover new ideas, innovations, and much more. Below is a list of people whose assistance makes these endeavors possible. 

Cardiovascular Disease
John Baker, PhD
Surgery, Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Michael Widlansky, MD
Medicine, Cardiology
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Abdul Elkadri, MD
Pediatrics, Gastroenterology

Nita Salzman, MD, PhD
Pediatrics, Gastroenterology; Microbiology & Immunology
Adolescent Obesity
Marilyn Frenn, PhD
Marquette University, College of Nursing
Asthma Pathogenesis and Progression
Mitch Grayson, MD
Allergy/Immunology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH
Development and Progression of Type 1 Diabetes
Marty Hessner, PhD
Pediatrics, Endocrinology

Susanne Cabrera, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Endocrinology
Xenobiotic Disruption of Phage-Microbe Networks with Consequences on Host Metabolism
John Kirby, PhD
Microbiology & Immunology
Enterococcal Colonization Dynamics and Antibiotic Resistance
Chris Kristich, PhD
Microbiology & Immunology

Nita Salzman, MD, PhD
Pediatrics, Gastroenterology
Total Parenteral Nutrition and Liver Disease
Hang Nghiem-Rao, MD
Pediatrics, Neonatology
Microbial Exposure and Development of Chronic Pain in Sickle Cell Disease
Amanda Brandow, DO
Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology
Pediatric Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
Nita Salzman, MD, PhD
Pediatrics, Gastroenterology