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R. Dwayne Lunsford, Ph.D.

Dwayne Lunsford.
Host-microbial Interactions, Pathogenesis and Microbiomes

Responsibilities & Activities

As Director of the Host-Microbial Interactions, Pathogenesis and Microbiome Program, I oversee a portfolio of projects investigating the microbial ecology of the gastrointestinal tract, GI infectious diseases and microbiomes (bacterial, archaeal, fungal and viral). I also cover a portion of our small business portfolios (SBIR/STTR) (gastrointestinal, obesity, nutrition disorders and diseases).

Research Programs

Gastrointestinal Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Research on the gut microbiota and pathogenic organisms that reside in the gastrointestinal tract.

Small Business Programs

Committees & Working Groups

  • Prebiotics and Probiotics Working Group, Member
  • NRTF Microbiome, Diet & Health Interrelationships -Implementation Working Group, Member
Last Reviewed March 2024