Public profile profile for carolina.tropini

Carolina
Tropini
Position: 
Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
British Columbia
Research area/interests: 
In the Tropini lab, we are investigating how a disrupted physical environment in diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and chronic diarrhea affect the microbiota and host at a multi-scale level. We are a cross-disciplinary group that incorporates techniques from microbiology, bioengineering, biophysics and more to create highly parallel assays and study how bacteria and communities function, with the eventual goal of translating the knowledge we gain to improve human health.
Researcher type: 
Academic
Microbiome sites of interest: 
Human microbiome
Animal microbiome
Gut microbiome
Animal models
Mouse models
Notable technologies or other expertise: 
Sampling
Sample preparation
Bioinformatics
Types of microbiome analyses: 
Transcriptomics
16S sequencing
Viral sequencing
Bacterial sequencing
Shotgun metagenomics
Other microbiome analyses: 
Imaging