Margaret Ann Hilliard

OEB PhD graduate student, Margaret Hilliard

B.A. in Biology & Biochemistry, Marlboro College. 2018

Advisor: David A. Sela

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the evolution of inter-individual differences in human milk composition and how maternal genetics and environmental exposures influence the development of the infant gut microbiome. I use molecular genetics to investigate fitness variation within the infant gut commensal Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis.