Anni Moore

Morningside College

I am a microbiome support ambassador because I believe that everything in this world can be advanced through collaboration and cooperation – and what a better example of collaboration and cooperation than host-microbiome interactions! As a microbial ecologist, I am fascinated by all kinds of microbial communities and how they interact with their surroundings or their host. I have studied microbiomes of many different environments, from groundwater and soil to holy water, dog feces and human gut. In the past year we have been working to characterize upper respiratory microbiomes of egg laying chickens raised under different condition in hopes to eventually determine if there are certain microbes that make them more resistant to respiratory infections. I think we have a lot to learn from microbes when it comes to collaboration and cooperation in diverse societies.