Honors & Awards
School of Medicine Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University
Doctor of Medicine, Hebrew University Of Jerusalem (2014)
- Comprehensive characterization of human decidual immune cells involvement in spiral artery remodelling MOSBY-ELSEVIER. 2019: S27–S28
Ecological dynamics of the vaginal microbiome in relation to health and disease.
American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
The bacterial composition of the vaginal microbiome is thought to be related to health and disease states of women. This microbiome is particularly dynamic, with compositional changes related to pregnancy, menstruation, and disease states such as bacterial vaginosis. In order to understand these dynamics and their impact on health and disease, ecological theories have been introduced to study the complex interactions between the many taxa in the vaginal bacterial ecosystem. The goal of this review is to introduce the ecological principles that are used in the study of the vaginal microbiome and its dynamics, and to review the application of ecology to vaginal microbial communities with respect to health and disease. While applications of vaginal microbiome analysis and modulation have not yet been introduced into the routine clinical setting, a deeper understanding of its dynamics has the potential to facilitate development of future practices, for example in the context of postmenopausal vaginal symptoms, stratifying risk for obstetric complications, and control of sexually transmitted infections.
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