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photo Barbara Methé, PhD

Visiting Professor of Medicine

Co-director for Basic Science, Center for Microbiome and Medicine

Email: metheba@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-692-2210

Contact
Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2210
Fax: 412-692-2260
E-mail: metheba@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Amy Flaugh
Email: flaughar@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-648-7784
Education and Training
Education
BS, The University at Albany
MS, Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1993
PhD, Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1998
Research Interest
Dr. Methé's research focuses on microbial ecology and the relationship of the microbiome to lung disease.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Tarabichi, Y, Li, K, Hu, S, Nguyen, C, Wang, X, Elashoff, D, Saira, K, Frank, B, Bihan, M, Ghedin, E, Deng, JC, Methe, BA. The administration of intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccine induces changes in the nasal microbiota and nasal epithelium gene expression profiles. Microbiome. 2015; Dec 15;3(1): 74.
Strange, C, Senior, RM, Sciurba, F, O'Neal, S, Morris, A, Wisniewski, SR, Bowler, R, Hochheiser, HS, Becich, MJ, Zhang, Y, Leader, JK, Methe, BA, Kaminski, N, Sandhaus, RA. GRADS Alpha-1 Study Group. Rationale and design of the genomic research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Sarcoidosis Study. Alpha-1 Protocol. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015; Oct;12(10): 1551-60.
McCorrison, JM, Venepally, P, Singh, I, Fouts, DE, Lasken, RS, Methe, BA. NeatFreq: Reference-free data reduction and coverage normalization for de novo sequence assembly. BMC Bioinformatics. 2014; 15: 357.
Alekseyenko, AV, Perez-Perez, GI, De Souza, A, Strober, B, Gao, Z, Bihan, M, Li, K, Methe, BA, Blaser, MJ. Community differentiation of the cutaneous microbiota in psoriasis. Microbiome. 2013; Dec 23;1(1): 31.
Methe, BA, Lasa, I. Microbiology in the 'omics era: from the study of single cells to communities and beyond. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2013; Oct;16(5): 602-4.
Li, K, Bihan, M, Methe, BA. Analyses of the stability and core taxonomic memberships of the human microbiome. PLoS One. 2013; May 6;8(5): e63139.
Conlon, EM, Postier, BL, Methe, BA, Nevin, KP, Lovely, DR. A Bayesian model for pooling gene expression studies that incorporates co-regulation information. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12): e52137.