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Welcome to the Lozupone Lab Website

About Us

The Lozupone Lab is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado. We combine bioinformatics and experimental work to understand the driving factors of human microbiota composition, host:microbe interactions, and the intersection with diet in a variety of disease contexts. Our work has a particular focus on HIV-positive and high HIV-risk populations, cancer and Clostridioides difficile infection.​

Dr. Lozupone is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics. Although trained formally in Biology, Ecology and Molecular Biology, she developed extensive expertise in Computational Biology through her graduate and postdoctoral training where she developed popular tools for microbiome data analysis, most notably the UniFrac Algorithm .


The Lozupone Lab actively develops novel computational methods for the analysis of microbiome and multi'omic data. We also provide 16S rRNA targeted sequencing and analysis as a service and for collaborators to support microbiome research in many different health contexts. Through various NIH-funded projects, and through collaboration with labs with expertise in immunology and animal models, we mechanistically explore the role of microbes in immune phenotypes that influence disease.

Dr. Lozupone is deeply committed to graduate and post-graduate training, and  accepts Ph.D. students through the Computational Biosciences and Microbiology Graduate Training Programs.

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