Alexandra Byrne

Program: Neurosciences

Current advisor: Jeffrey I. Gordon, MD

Undergraduate university: Grinnell College, 2015

Enrollment year: 2017

Research summary

Graduate publications
Beller ZW, Wesener DA, Seebeck TR, Guruge JL, Byrne AE, Henrissat S, Terrapon N, Henrissat B, Rodionov DA, Osterman AL, Suarez C, Bacalzo NP Jr, Chen Y, Couture G, Lebrilla CB, Zhang Z, Eastlund ER, McCann CH, Davis GD, Gordon JI.. 2023 Inducible CRISPR-targeted “knockdown” of human gut Bacteroides in gnotobiotic mice discloses glycan utilization strategies. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 120(39):e2311422120. PMCID: PMC10523453

Barratt MJ, Nuzhat S, Ahsan K, Frese SA, Arzamasov AA, Sarker SA, Islam MM, Palit P, Islam MR, Hibberd MC, Nakshatri S, Cowardin CA, Guruge JL, Byrne AE, Venkatesh S, Sundaresan V, Henrick B, Duar RM, Mitchell RD, Casaburi G, Prambs J, Flannery R, Mahfuz M, Rodionov DA, Osterman AL, Kyle D, Ahmed T, Gordon JI. 2022 Bifidobacterium infantis treatment promotes weight gain in Bangladeshi infants with severe acute malnutrition. Sci Transl Med, 14(640):eabk1107. PMCID:

Di Luccia B, Ahern PP, Griffin NW, Cheng J, Guruge JL, Byrne AE, Rodionov DA, Leyn SA, Osterman AL, Ahmed T, Colonna M, Barratt MJ, Delahaye NF, Gordon JI. 2020 Combined Prebiotic and Microbial Intervention Improves Oral Cholera Vaccination Responses in a Mouse Model of Childhood Undernutrition. Cell Host Microbe, 27(6):899-908.e5. PMCID: PMC7292785