Sarah is a microbiologist who studies human related microbes. Her current research interests include studying the composition and diversity of the skin microbiome and investigating the chemical interactions among skin isolates. In the past she studied the pathogenesis of oral and lung flora in the context of cystic fibrosis lung infection. Sarah gets her energy from engaging the public in scientific discussion and teaching students from kindergarten to undergrad about the wonders of their own bacteria!
Council SE, Savage AM, Urban JM, Ehlers ME, Skene JHP, Platt ML, Dunn RR, Horvath JE. (2016) Diversity and evolution of the primate skin microbiome. Proc. R. Soc. B 283: 20152586. View PDF.
Council, SE, Hatch, J, Muhlebach, MS, Tunney, M, Boucher, RC, Wolfgang, MC. In preparation. Prevotella melaninogenica, an oral anaerobe, in chronic cystic fibrosis lung disease. Journal of Clinical Microbiology.