The immune system and the microbiome

Paul Kubes, PhD

Imaging is used to visualize both the microbiome and the immune system — or immunobiome — and investigate how these two systems interact. His latest work is examining how the gut microbiome develops in the presence and absence on antibiotics in neonate. And how the lung microbiome differs from other microbiomes to directly affect the lung immune system. In both cases, imaging is used to visualize the biology of immune cells.