Victoria Nieciecki

CM 793 Presentation Date: November 11, 2021 @ 2:00 PM in Pathology 103

Title: Effects of decomposition on soil microbial community; also tumor microbiome

Advisor: Jessica Metcalf


Characterizing low biomass tumor-associated microbial communities has proven to be challenging. Traditional whole tumor DNA extraction methods copurify host DNA which can negatively impact 16S rRNA amplification efficiency and bias results. New DNA isolation approaches that target low abundance microbial DNA are needed to better characterize the tumor microbiome.