Thomas Auchtung

Research Area:

Studying the extraordinary diversity of microorganisms with which humans interact, particularly:

  • The contribution of the gastrointestinal microbiome to health and disease
  • The influence of under appreciated microbes, such as fungi and Turicibacter

Four Selected Publications:

  • T.A. Auchtung, T.Y. Fofanova, C. J. Stewart, A.K. Nash, M.C. Wong, J.R. Gesell, J.M. Auchtung, N.J. Ajami, J.F. Petrosino (2018) Investigating Colonization of the Healthy Adult Gastrointestinal Tract by Fungi. mSphere 3(2): e00092-18.
  • A.K. Nash, T.A. Auchtung, M.C. Wong, D.P. Smith, J.R. Gesell, M.C. Ross, C.J. Stewart, G.A. Metcalf, D.M. Muzny, R.A. Gibbs, N.J. Ajami, J.F. Petrosino (2017) The Gut Mycobiome of the Human Microbiome Project Healthy Cohort. Microbiome 5:153.
  • S.A. Buffington, G.V. Di Prisco, T.A. Auchtung, N.J. Ajami, J.F. Petrosino, M. Costa-Mattioli (2016) Precision microbiome reconstitution reverses maternal diet-induced synaptic and social behavioral deficits in offspring. Cell 165(7):1762-75.
  • T.A. Auchtung, M.E. Holder, J.R. Gesell, N.J. Ajami, R.T. Duarte, K. Itoh, R.R. Caspi, J.F. Petrosino, R. Horai, C.R. Zárate-Bladés (2016) Complete Genome Sequence of Turicibacter sp. Strain H121, Isolated from the Feces of a Contaminated Germ-Free Mouse. Genome Announcements 4(2). pii: e00114-16.

Thomas Auchtung
Research Assistant Professor

B.S. Microbiology, Michigan State University

 Ph.D. Microbial Ecology, Harvard University

Contact Information:
257 Food Innovation Center
Lincoln, NE 68588-6205