Pathogenomic evaluation of host and parasite genetic characteristics in squamous cell cancer of the bladder in Northern and Western Africa (a collaboration with Prof. O. Hammam and the Bilharz Research Institute in Giza, Egypt).
Specifically, our goals and objectives are:
a. To catalog, more completely, the components of the human microbiome in states of health and disease using high-thorughput and relatively unbiased methods such as shotgun DNA sequencing. .
b. To understand if shifts in the microbiome are associated with human disease phenotypes....