January 5, 2017
For her research with human microbiomes, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown – ASU environmental engineering associate professor and senior sustainability scientist – was selected to join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
Krajmalnik-Brown will serve on the National Academies’ Committee for Advancing Understanding of the Implications of Environmental-Chemical Interactions with the Human Microbiomes. Krajmalnik-Brown's expertise will help to create a research strategy to analyze how various environmental chemicals interact with the microbiomes in our gut, skin and lungs, and the effects these interactions have on human health.
Krajmalnik-Brown's study of the human microbiome has spanned nearly 10 years, with a focus on its role in obesity and autism.