Dr. Alan Marsh is a molecular microbiologist who completed his Ph. D. in 2013 with APC Microbiome Institute and University College Cork in Ireland. His thesis involved screening for novel antimicrobial compounds from bacteria, using both in silico and wet lab approaches. His research also focused on the microbial characterization of fermented foods, like kefir and kombucha. Following a career-break to backpack across the globe, Alan took a postdoctoral position working with Teagasc Food Research Centre and WIT to develop a Bacillus-based probiotic to reduce ETEC infection in weaned piglets. Alan is currently investigating the impact of prebiotics on the gut microbiome, specifically in relation to lactose intolerance and bacterial β-galactosidases.
Alan Marsh, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate