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Analysis of 
POLymicrobial-Host Language in the 
Oral Cavity

We communicate with our resident microbiota through the language of metabolites. Host-derived metabolites shape the balance between commensals and pathogens, and in turn, microbiota-derived metabolites tune host immune responses. In the Apollo (Stacy) Lab, we decipher metabolic communication between the oral microbiota and host in the settings of gum disease (periodontitis) and its associated comorbidities. We just opened our doors at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute in September 2022. Join us!

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Lab News

July 7, 2022

Apollo is selected as a finalist for the NOSTER & Science Microbiome prize! Read his essay here.

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Feb 8, 2024

It begins... The lab's very first day!

New technician Junu Koirala joins the lab!

A new publication is in press! We show that prior infection remodels the gut microbiota to enhance host metabolic health and resistance to malnutrition.

New postdoc Ashley Toney joins the lab!

The lab's R00 award from NIDCR is activated!

Ashley receives a SMARRT (Supporting Multidisciplinary Achievement in Respiratory Research Training) T32 grant!

The lab's R00 receives an administrative supplement from the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements!

Honorary lab member Luna Stacy enters the world!

The lab receives "Shark Tank" funding from the Inflammation Impact Area of the Lerner Research Institute!

New postdoc Sudhir Doranga joins the lab. Welcome!

BSTP student Michelle Raymond starts her rotation. Welcome!

Mol Med student Courtney Jennings starts her rotation. Welcome!

Case undergrad Avi Suda joins the lab. Welcome!

Ashley wins a poster award at the Case CCC Microbiome Workshop!

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