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Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello

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Appointment

  • Fellow
  • Humans & the Microbiome

Institution

  • Rutgers University
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology

Country

  • United States

Education

BSc (Biology), Simon Bolivar University
MSc (Animal Nutrition), University of Aberdeen
PhD (Microbiology), University of Aberdeen

About

Maria Gloria Dominguez-Bello is a microbiologist whose lab uses multidisciplinary approaches to study the impacts of modern practices on the microbiome, particularly in children, as well as strategies for restoration.

She also studies the role of the built environment in microbial transmission, integrating the fields of anthropology and architecture into microbial ecology. Her research work has involved collaborations with scientists in Chile, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru, Brazil, Tanzania, Spain, Belgium and the USA.

Awards

American Society for Microbiology Council on Microbial Sciences (COMS), Division Interdisciplinary Councillor, 2018

Arturo Carrion Award, Puerto Rico Society of Microbiology, 2015

Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2015