The Gates Foundation has a clear mission: improving the condition of people worldwide by funding relevant research, boosting science that can help the world. In an effort to find nutritional solutions to the widespread problem of childhood malnutrition, the Gates Foundation recently awarded Milk Bioactives and Functional Glycobiology Program researchers of the Foods For Health Institute, with Dr. David Mills as Principal Investigator, a prestigious Gates Challenge Grant.
Foods for Health Institute researcher Carolyn Slupsky uses metabolomics, a powerful technique that measures multiple metabolites simultaneously, to discover novel biomarkers of disease, monitor effectiveness of treatments, and assess health status in a variety of health conditions. Her latest work focuses on detecting changes in the composition of intestinal microbiota and the effects of these changes on the health of individuals.
Mariana Barboza is a postdoctoral scholar in the Lebrilla Lab and Director of Glycoanalytical Research of the Foods For Health Institute\u2019s Milk Bioactives and Functional Glycobiology Programs. Dr. Barboza\u2019s research on the glycoprofiling of oligosaccharide consumption by intestinal bacteria was recently published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.