Translational Research on Microbial Pathogens

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The Lynch Lab advances the understanding of chronic inflammatory diseases and disorders by examining relationships between complex microbial community composition, bacterial behavior and host immune response. The multidisciplinary group includes microbial ecologists, bacterial physiologists and physician scientists, dedicated to applying recently developed culture-independent tools to examine the role of the human microbiome in defining states of health and disease.

Our team is primarily interested in understanding microbial-host interactions in pulmonary and gastrointestinal tracts of patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. Our research program examines aspects of microbiome composition and function related to:

For more information on our work read the overview of the Research Group.

For more information about members of the group please visit the Research Group Members page.

The Lynch Lab is located on the UCSF Parnassus Campus. To contact us email:

Susan Lynch <>

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