Prenatal exposure to Hurricane Maria is associated with an altered infant nasal microbiome

Background Prenatal adverse exposures have been associated with increased risks of developing respiratory diseases in children. The infant nasal microbiome is an important mechanism and indicator.background Objective To characterize and compare the nasal microbiome of infants who were in utero and exposed to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico during 2017, with that of infants who…

ACNP 60th Annual Meeting: Panels, Mini-Panels and Study Groups

Dr. Filipa Godoy speaks about the human microbiome at the 60th annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsycopharmacology, study group on Microbiome in Brain Health and Diseases Across the Lifespan: Exciting New Directions for Integrative Research in Diverse Populations The meeting took place at the Puerto Rico Convention Center San Juan, Puerto Rico, December…

Dr. Filipa Godoy

Trophic niches reflect compositional differences in microbiota among Caribbean sea urchins

Sea urchins play a critical role in marine ecosystems, as they actively participate in maintaining the balance between coral and algae. We performed the first in-depth survey of the microbiota associated with four free-living populations of Caribbean sea urchins: Lytechinus variegatus, Echinometra lucunter, Tripneustes ventricosus, and Diadema antillarum. We compared the influence of the collection site, echinoid species and…