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The laboratory studies human associated microbial communities and how changes in the microbiota impact human health and disease. Our focus is the study of the vaginal microbiome and its relationship with bacterial vaginosis, preterm birth, and HIV infection. We use molecular microbiological methods, such as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), for detecting and quantifying microbes in human tissues and on body surfaces. This is a dynamic team of investigators making contributions on the cutting edge of science.