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Description of research and teaching

I completed my PhD at Dartmouth College in Epidemiology, Bioinformatics, and Biostatistics, mentored jointly by Brock Christensen and Anne Hoen. My thesis work focused on the developing infant gut microbiome in the New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study, specifically the relation of maternal diet and weight with the human milk microbiome and the gut microbiome in early life.

As a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Miina Ollikainen my work focuses on the roles of epigenetics and genetics in obesity using a large cohort of Finnish twins. Study of twins uniquely allows for disentanglement of genetic and environmental contributors to disease.

Research interests

My broad research interest is in integration of multiple 'omics data, particularly epigenetics, metabolomics, genetics, and the microbiome, to understand how modifiable exposures, especially those that occur in utero and early life, affect human health and disease. I am particularly interested in the application of machine learning to high dimensional data analysis. 

Education/Academic qualification

Quantitative Biomedical Sciences, PhD, Dartmouth Coll, Dartmouth College, Geisel Sch Med

Comparative Human Development; Statistics (minor), B.A., The University of Chicago

Fields of Science

  • 1184 Genetics, developmental biology, physiology
  • Epigenetics
  • Twins
  • Human Microbiome
  • Epidemiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • 112 Statistics and probability
  • Biostatistics

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications 2018 2019

Microbial Communities in Human Milk Relate to Measures of Maternal Weight

Lundgren, S. N., Madan, J., Karagas, M., Morrison, H., Hoen, A. & Christensen, B., 20 Dec 2019, In : Frontiers in Microbiology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Maternal diet during pregnancy is related with the infant stool microbiome in a delivery mode-dependent manner

Lundgren, S. N., Madan, J., Emond, J., Morrison, H., Christensen, B., Karagas, M. & Hoen, A., 5 Jul 2018, In : Microbiome.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2016 2021