Han Researches How Gut Microbiome May Hold the Key to Healthy Aging

One of the latest targets in the study of healthy aging is the gut. Increasingly, research points to changes in the gut microbiome as a predictor of longevity and how well we age.  

Learning about the balance of the microbiome – the collection of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the intestinal tract – is an evolving field, and MGM faculty member Shuo Han, PhD, is helping drive its progression.  

Her goal is to understand the interplay between the human gut microbiota and aging. Specifically, she has mapped the human gut microbial metabolism and identified molecular candidates for modulating health and aging.

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