Stephanie Thomas, PhD
Dr. Stephanie Thomas joined the Gillings School's Department of Nutrition in August 2017 as a research assistant professor. Dr. Thomas’ research focuses on the characterization of the intestinal microbiota in both human populations and mouse models to identify how microbial metabolites influence host physiology such as intestinal barrier integrity, weight regulation and behavior, as well as how diet can modulate the host-microbe interactions.
Her research combines both clinical and basic science to evaluate the impact that complex microbial communities in the gut have on host physiology.
• Intestinal microbiome
• Intestinal permeability
• Microbiome-gut-brain axis