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Heidi H. Kong, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Our group is focused on studying the skin microbiome in healthy individuals with the goal of expanding our understanding of host-microbe interactions. Previous work has investigated the diversity and distrubtion of bacterial and fungal skin communities in healthy adults.
We are also working to understand the role of microbes in eczematous skin diseases, including atopic dermatitis. Our prior work has studied the significant bacterial shifts in the skin of patients with atopic dermatitis as well as patients with primary immunodeficiency syndromes with eczematous skin conditions.
This page was last updated on 4/15/2014.