Assistant Professor, SBME/Microbiology & Immunology

Research Areas:

– Stability of microbial communities and their response to perturbations during disease
– Combining imaging, microfluidics and computational techniques
– Osmotic and other physical perturbations, inflammatory bowel diseases, phage dynamics, and microbial invasion dynamics

 

Research Interests:

Dr. Tropini’s interests lie at the nexus of medicine, microbial biophysics and engineering. Working in the field of the gut microbiota, she is applying novel tools to longstanding questions regarding the stability of microbial communities and their response to perturbations during disease. By combining imaging, microfluidics and computational techniques to animal studies, she is building a comprehensive and quantitative understanding of the complex interactions between microbes and their hosts. Dr. Tropini is also keenly interested in teaching and outreach, particularly with the goal of building a common language between physicists and engineers, biologists and clinicians.

For more information about Dr. Tropini’s research please see Google Scholar.