Metabolic Phenotype Program
Metabolic Phenotype is the term for a measurable set of metabolites whose abundance in biofluids accurately reflects an individual’s health status. Whereas a person’s genotype is a blueprint, phenotype is the blueprint in action, today. The goal of metabolic phenotyping is to build and validate the tools to provide an accurate and predictive window into the accessible pathways and processes of the body. The Metabolic Phenotype Program (MPP) currently focuses on the development of new technologies to measure metabolic phenotype of individuals, including both diet and the diverse inputs of the intestinal microbiome. Current projects include the accurate assessment of nutrient status, microbial colonization, and predisposition to metabolic diseases.