Bo-Young Hong, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist

My primary research interest is applying principles of microbial ecology and physiology to health, disease, treatment and the biomarker discovery.

I have a long-standing interest in the use of next-generation sequencing in microbiome analysis and have effectively applied next-generation sequencing, analysis, statistical methods in a variety of microbiome investigations such as oral health research related to infection, dysbiosis and inflammation, as well as in the novel applications of microbiome research in space exploration, tuberculosis treatment, and other areas of human health. I am currently a lead analyst and project leader on a number of cancer microbiome projects with the Moffitt Cancer Center and the University of Connecticut Health Center Colorectal Cancer Center as well as Seoul National University. Current projects include microbiome in colorectal cancer, gastric cancer patient derived xenograft, and chemotherapy effects on mucosal specific microbiome changes.