Gut feeling: ASU engineer joins National Acadamies to study microbiomes

Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown stands in her lab in a white lab coat.For her research with human microbiomes,  Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown – ASU environmental engineering associate professor and senior sustainability scientist – was selected to join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Krajmalnik-Brown will serve on the National Academies’ Committee for Advancing Understanding of the Implications of Environmental-Chemical Interactions with the Human Microbiomes. Krajmalnik-Brown's expertise will help to create a research strategy to analyze how various environmental chemicals interact with the microbiomes in our gut, skin and lungs, and the effects these interactions have on human health. Krajmalnik-Brown's study of the human microbiome has spanned nearly 10 years, with a focus on its role in obesity and autism.