The in person poster session will be held on Wednesday, January 11th from 4 to 6 PM.  
Posters should be no more than 48 inches wide by 36 inches tall. 
Information on poster printing and formatting guidelines for UAB are here:

2023 UAB Microbiome Center Flyer


USA Central Time





12:00 -1:00 PM


Casey Weaver, MD

UAB Department of Pathology

Leveraging the Commensal Microbiome for Defense of the Neonatal Intestine


Fredrik Bäkhed, PhD

University of Gothenburg

From Association to Causation: the role of gut microbiota on host metabolism


Robert Dickson, MD

University of Michigan

The Gut and Lung Microbiome in Critical Illness


1:00 - 1:30 PM

Microbiome Pilot:    

Braden McFarland, PhD

UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Transplanting unique human gut microbiomes to improve immunotherapy in Glioblastoma

Microbiome Pilot:      

Aaron Silva-Sanchez, PhD

UAB Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology

Effect of gut microbiota on the regulatory function of lung dendritic cells during influenza infection

Microbiome Pilot:   

Michael Gray, PhD

UAB Department of Microbiology

Hypothiocyanite stress response in intestinal bacteria


1:30 - 2:00 PM

Invited Speaker:

Casey Morrow, PhD

UAB Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology

Donor selection for early microbial ecosystem reconstruction following FMT

Invited Speaker:  

Stacy Krueger-Hadfield, PhD

UAB Department of Biology

The role of microbial communities in solving eco-evolutionary riddles

Invited Speaker:

Craig Maynard, PhD

UAB Department of Pathology

Impact of commensal flagellar diversity on host immune response


2:00 -2:15 PM

Oral Poster 1:

John Lammons

LSU Health Science Center

Characterization of Vaginal Microbial Community Dynamics Prior to Incident Bacterial Vaginosis

Oral Poster 3:

Beatriz Leon-Ruiz, PhD

UAB Department of Microbiology

Early life gut microbioma promotes Th2 immunity and allergic sensitization

Oral Poster 5:

Kristina Valladares

UAB GBS Program

Streptococcus pneumoniae as an early stage opportunistic pathogen in Cystic Fibrosis


2:15 - 2:30 PM

Oral Poster 2:

Keri Kemp, PhD

UAB Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology

Associations between dietary habits, socio-demographics, and gut microbiota composition in diverse adolescents

Oral Poster 4:

Joshua Huffines

UAB GBS Program

Temperature Influences Commensal-Pathogen Dynamics in a Nasal Epithelial Cell Co-culture Model

Oral Poster 6:

Erin Yepsen Earnhardt

UAB GBS Program

Influenza A Alters the Lung Microenvironment and Bacterial Host Defense


2:30 - 3:00 PM

Invited Speaker: 

Jisue Kang

The Power of our gut microbiome: maternal obesogenic diet affects offspring’s bile acid homeostasis via an altered gut microbiome

Invited Speaker:    

Vikas Dudeja, MD

UAB Department of Surgery


Invited Speaker:

Carissa Thomas, MD

UAB Department of Otolaryngology

Oral Microbiome Associated with high levels of peritumoral inflammation in oral squamous cell carcinoma