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Kat Ramos Sarmiento Joins the Lab

Kat Ramos Sarmiento joins the lab as a Research Associate. Kat recently graduated with a B.S. in Microbiology from UCSD. She began her laboratory career as a laboratory assistant at Garage Brew Co., where she managed yeast strains, tracked fermentation, and monitored checkpoints in the brewing process. Later, during her time at UCSD, she was a Research Assistant in the Dutton Lab, where she studied the microbial communities that reside on cheese.

She is passionate about the human gut microbiome and its involvement in the immune system. Kat will run ex vivo stool incubation assays across dozens of individuals over the next year, running experiments, processing samples, and generating/analyzing data. Together, we will strive to better understand how the gut microbiome modulates personalized responses to dietary inputs.

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