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Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Research Summary

The goal of Dr. Carroll’s research is to determine the mechanisms through which the intestinal microbiota or its metabolites influence gastrointestinal physiology, behavior, and adiposity/weight regulation with a view to developing novel nutritional-based therapies for disease. His research has used molecular techniques to characterize the intestinal microbiota in humans and mouse models of intestinal diseases. His laboratory has developed and validated techniques to collect and store human and murine biological samples for microbiological analyses. They have also developed a technique for isolating bacterial DNA from human fecal and colonic mucosal samples.

CGIBD Focus Area(s): Microbiome

CGIBD Pilot and Feasibility Award 2012

Collaborators: Arthur, Azcarate, Bartelt, Fodor, Gulati, Kennedy, Sartor, Ting