Title: The Neonatal Microbiome Study: A Pilot Study in Meru County, Kenya
Principal Investigator: Amy Millen, PhD
Funding Agency: Innovative Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration in Themes (IMPACT) program, University at Buffalo
Period: 09/01/15 - 08/31/17
Abstract: The purpose of this pilot study is: 1) to determine the acceptability and feasibility of collecting maternal and neonatal stool and maternal breast milk samples for microbiome analysis in a sample of maternal/neonate pairs in Kenya, and 2) to compare the gut and breast milk microbiome composition from samples collected using varying methods.