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Laura Cox, Ph.D.

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Harvard Medical School/BWH, BostonPostdoc2019Neuroimmunology
NYU , New YorkPhD2013Microbiome/Obesity
Cottage Hospital, Santa BarbaraCLS2006Cliniical Laboratory Science
Cal Poly, San Luis ObispoB.S.2005Microbiology

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  1. Ampong I, Zimmerman KD, Perumalla DS, Wallis KE, Li G, Huber HF, Li C, Nathanielsz PW, Cox LA, Olivier M. Maternal obesity alters offspring liver and skeletal muscle metabolism in early post-puberty despite maintaining a normal post-weaning dietary lifestyle. FASEB J. 2022 12; 36(12):e22644. PMID: 36415994; PMCID: PMC9827852.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  2. Çataltepe S, Cox LA. DDR1 Deficiency in Mice: A Spontaneous Model of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia-associated Pulmonary Hypertension? Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2022 11; 67(5):518-519. PMID: 35969163; PMCID: PMC9651196.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  3. Kelly AC, J Rosario F, Chan J, Cox LA, Powell TL, Jansson T. Transcriptomic responses are sex-dependent in the skeletal muscle and liver in offspring of obese mice. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2022 Oct 01; 323(4):E336-E353. PMID: 35858246; PMCID: PMC9529275.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  4. Moreira TG, Mangani D, Cox LM, Leibowitz J, Lobo ELC, Oliveira MA, Gauthier CD, Nakagaki BN, Willocq V, Song A, Guo L, Lima DCA, Murugaiyan G, Butovsky O, Gabriely G, Anderson AC, Rezende RM, Faria AMC, Weiner HL. PD-L1+ and XCR1+ dendritic cells are region-specific regulators of gut homeostasis. Nat Commun. 2021 08 13; 12(1):4907. PMID: 34389726.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  5. Scott BM, Gutiérrez-Vázquez C, Sanmarco LM, da Silva Pereira JA, Li Z, Plasencia A, Hewson P, Cox LM, O'Brien M, Chen SK, Moraes-Vieira PM, Chang BSW, Peisajovich SG, Quintana FJ. Self-tunable engineered yeast probiotics for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Nat Med. 2021 07; 27(7):1212-1222. PMID: 34183837.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  6. Cox LM, Maghzi AH, Liu S, Tankou SK, Dhang FH, Willocq V, Song A, Wasén C, Tauhid S, Chu R, Anderson MC, De Jager PL, Polgar-Turcsanyi M, Healy BC, Glanz BI, Bakshi R, Chitnis T, Weiner HL. Gut Microbiome in Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Ann Neurol. 2021 06; 89(6):1195-1211. PMID: 33876477; PMCID: PMC8132291.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  7. Lee SC, Tang MS, Lim YAL, Choy SH, Kurtz ZD, Cox LM, Gundra UM, Cho I, Bonneau R, Blaser MJ, Chua KH, Loke P. Correction: Helminth Colonization Is Associated with Increased Diversity of the Gut Microbiota. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Apr; 15(4):e0009325. PMID: 33826625.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  8. Kolypetri P, Liu S, Cox LM, Fujiwara M, Raheja R, Ghitza D, Song A, Daatselaar D, Willocq V, Weiner HL. Regulation of splenic monocyte homeostasis and function by gut microbial products. iScience. 2021 Apr 23; 24(4):102356. PMID: 33898947.
    Citations: 1     
  9. Pandit L, Cox LM, Malli C, D'Cunha A, Rooney T, Lokhande H, Willocq V, Saxena S, Chitnis T. Clostridium bolteae is elevated in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder in India and shares sequence similarity with AQP4. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2021 01; 8(1). PMID: 33148687.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Cox LM, Weiner HL. The microbiome requires a genetically susceptible host to induce central nervous system autoimmunity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 11 10; 117(45):27764-27766. PMID: 33122445.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  11. Cox LM, Schafer MJ, Sohn J, Vincentini J, Weiner HL, Ginsberg SD, Blaser MJ. Calorie restriction slows age-related microbiota changes in an Alzheimer's disease model in female mice. Sci Rep. 2019 11 29; 9(1):17904. PMID: 31784610.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  12. Liu S, Rezende RM, Moreira TG, Tankou SK, Cox LM, Wu M, Song A, Dhang FH, Wei Z, Costamagna G, Weiner HL. Oral Administration of miR-30d from Feces of MS Patients Suppresses MS-like Symptoms in Mice by Expanding Akkermansia muciniphila. Cell Host Microbe. 2019 12 11; 26(6):779-794.e8. PMID: 31784260; PMCID: PMC6948921.
    Citations: 42     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  13. Fehlner-Peach H, Magnabosco C, Raghavan V, Scher JU, Tett A, Cox LM, Gottsegen C, Watters A, Wiltshire-Gordon JD, Segata N, Bonneau R, Littman DR. Distinct Polysaccharide Utilization Profiles of Human Intestinal Prevotella copri Isolates. Cell Host Microbe. 2019 11 13; 26(5):680-690.e5. PMID: 31726030.
    Citations: 46     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  14. Gonzalez CG, Tankou SK, Cox LM, Casavant EP, Weiner HL, Elias JE. Latent-period stool proteomic assay of multiple sclerosis model indicates protective capacity of host-expressed protease inhibitors. Sci Rep. 2019 08 28; 9(1):12460. PMID: 31462662.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  15. Cox LM, Abou-El-Hassan H, Maghzi AH, Vincentini J, Weiner HL. The sex-specific interaction of the microbiome in neurodegenerative diseases. Brain Res. 2019 12 01; 1724:146385. PMID: 31419428.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  16. Lahiri S, Kim H, Garcia-Perez I, Reza MM, Martin KA, Kundu P, Cox LM, Selkrig J, Posma JM, Zhang H, Padmanabhan P, Moret C, Gulyás B, Blaser MJ, Auwerx J, Holmes E, Nicholson J, Wahli W, Pettersson S. The gut microbiota influences skeletal muscle mass and function in mice. Sci Transl Med. 2019 07 24; 11(502). PMID: 31341063.
    Citations: 94     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  17. Cox LM, Seekatz AM, Fichorova RN. Introduction to the special issue for The anaerobe society of the America's 14th Biennial congress in Las Vegas. Anaerobe. 2019 Aug; 58:1-5. PMID: 31255715.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  18. Rubino SJ, Mayo L, Wimmer I, Siedler V, Brunner F, Hametner S, Madi A, Lanser A, Moreira T, Donnelly D, Cox L, Rezende RM, Butovsky O, Lassmann H, Weiner HL. Acute microglia ablation induces neurodegeneration in the somatosensory system. Nat Commun. 2018 11 01; 9(1):4578. PMID: 30385785; PMCID: PMC6212411.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  19. Lomas-Soria C, Reyes-Castro LA, Rodríguez-González GL, Ibáñez CA, Bautista CJ, Cox LA, Nathanielsz PW, Zambrano E. Maternal obesity has sex-dependent effects on insulin, glucose and lipid metabolism and the liver transcriptome in young adult rat offspring. J Physiol. 2018 10; 596(19):4611-4628. PMID: 29972240; PMCID: PMC6166072.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Tankou SK, Regev K, Healy BC, Tjon E, Laghi L, Cox LM, Kivisäkk P, Pierre IV, Hrishikesh L, Gandhi R, Cook S, Glanz B, Stankiewicz J, Weiner HL. A probiotic modulates the microbiome and immunity in multiple sclerosis. Ann Neurol. 2018 06; 83(6):1147-1161. PMID: 29679417; PMCID: PMC6181139.
    Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  21. Tankou SK, Regev K, Healy BC, Cox LM, Tjon E, Kivisakk P, Vanande IP, Cook S, Gandhi R, Glanz B, Stankiewicz J, Weiner HL. Investigation of probiotics in multiple sclerosis. Mult Scler. 2018 01; 24(1):58-63. PMID: 29307299.
    Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
  22. Cox LM, Weiner HL. Microbiota Signaling Pathways that Influence Neurologic Disease. Neurotherapeutics. 2018 01; 15(1):135-145. PMID: 29340928.
    Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  23. Schulfer AF, Battaglia T, Alvarez Y, Bijnens L, Ruiz VE, Ho M, Robinson S, Ward T, Cox LM, Rogers AB, Knights D, Sartor RB, Blaser MJ. Intergenerational transfer of antibiotic-perturbed microbiota enhances colitis in susceptible mice. Nat Microbiol. 2018 02; 3(2):234-242. PMID: 29180726.
    Citations: 58     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  24. Cox LM, Sohn J, Tyrrell KL, Citron DM, Lawson PA, Patel NB, Iizumi T, Perez-Perez GI, Goldstein EJC, Blaser MJ. Corrigendum: Description of two novel members of the family Erysipelotrichaceae: Ileibacterium valens gen. nov., sp. nov. and Dubosiella newyorkensis, gen. nov., sp. nov., from the murine intestine, and emendation to the description of Faecalibacterium rodentium. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2017 10; 67(10):4289. PMID: 29022554; PMCID: PMC5845656.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    
  25. Zhang Y, Han SW, Cox LM, Li H. A multivariate distance-based analytic framework for microbial interdependence association test in longitudinal study. Genet Epidemiol. 2017 12; 41(8):769-778. PMID: 28872698; PMCID: PMC5696116.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  26. Cox LM, Sohn J, Tyrrell KL, Citron DM, Lawson PA, Patel NB, Iizumi T, Perez-Perez GI, Goldstein EJC, Blaser MJ. Description of two novel members of the family Erysipelotrichaceae: Ileibacterium valens gen. nov., sp. nov. and Dubosiella newyorkensis, gen. nov., sp. nov., from the murine intestine, and emendation to the description of Faecalibaculum rodentium. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol. 2017 05; 67(5):1247-1254. PMID: 28100298; PMCID: PMC5817276.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  27. Cox LM, Theriot CM, Fichorova RN. Introduction to the special issue highlighting Anaerobe 2016. Anaerobe. 2017 06; 45:1-2. PMID: 28478276.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
  28. Llorca L, Pérez-Pérez G, Urruzuno P, Martinez MJ, Iizumi T, Gao Z, Sohn J, Chung J, Cox L, Simón-Soro A, Mira A, Alarcón T. Characterization of the Gastric Microbiota in a Pediatric Population According to Helicobacter pylori Status. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 02; 36(2):173-178. PMID: 27820723.
    Citations: 36     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  29. Van TT, Cox LM, Cox ME, Dien Bard J. Prevalence of Fusobacterium necrophorum in Children Presenting with Pharyngitis. J Clin Microbiol. 2017 04; 55(4):1147-1153. PMID: 28122872; PMCID: PMC5377842.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  30. David BA, Rezende RM, Antunes MM, Santos MM, Freitas Lopes MA, Diniz AB, Sousa Pereira RV, Marchesi SC, Alvarenga DM, Nakagaki BN, Araújo AM, Dos Reis DS, Rocha RM, Marques PE, Lee WY, Deniset J, Liew PX, Rubino S, Cox L, Pinho V, Cunha TM, Fernandes GR, Oliveira AG, Teixeira MM, Kubes P, Menezes GB. Combination of Mass Cytometry and Imaging Analysis Reveals Origin, Location, and Functional Repopulation of Liver Myeloid Cells in Mice. Gastroenterology. 2016 12; 151(6):1176-1191. PMID: 27569723.
    Citations: 71     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  31. Jangi S, Gandhi R, Cox LM, Li N, von Glehn F, Yan R, Patel B, Mazzola MA, Liu S, Glanz BL, Cook S, Tankou S, Stuart F, Melo K, Nejad P, Smith K, Topçuolu BD, Holden J, Kivisäkk P, Chitnis T, De Jager PL, Quintana FJ, Gerber GK, Bry L, Weiner HL. Alterations of the human gut microbiome in multiple sclerosis. Nat Commun. 2016 06 28; 7:12015. PMID: 27352007; PMCID: PMC4931233.
    Citations: 399     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  32. Cox LM. Exhibition: Spotlight on the vast ecology inside you. Nat Microbiol. 2016 May 26; 1(6):16076. PMID: 27572846.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  33. Kienesberger S, Cox LM, Livanos A, Zhang XS, Chung J, Perez-Perez GI, Gorkiewicz G, Zechner EL, Blaser MJ. Gastric Helicobacter pylori Infection Affects Local and Distant Microbial Populations and Host Responses. Cell Rep. 2016 Feb 16; 14(6):1395-1407. PMID: 26854236.
    Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  34. Dominguez-Bello MG, De Jesus-Laboy KM, Shen N, Cox LM, Amir A, Gonzalez A, Bokulich NA, Song SJ, Hoashi M, Rivera-Vinas JI, Mendez K, Knight R, Clemente JC. Partial restoration of the microbiota of cesarean-born infants via vaginal microbial transfer. Nat Med. 2016 Mar; 22(3):250-3. PMID: 26828196; PMCID: PMC5062956.
    Citations: 267     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  35. Nobel YR, Cox LM, Kirigin FF, Bokulich NA, Yamanishi S, Teitler I, Chung J, Sohn J, Barber CM, Goldfarb DS, Raju K, Abubucker S, Zhou Y, Ruiz VE, Li H, Mitreva M, Alekseyenko AV, Weinstock GM, Sodergren E, Blaser MJ. Metabolic and metagenomic outcomes from early-life pulsed antibiotic treatment. Nat Commun. 2015 Jun 30; 6:7486. PMID: 26123276.
    Citations: 159     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  36. Cox LM, Blaser MJ. Antibiotics in early life and obesity. Nat Rev Endocrinol. 2015 Mar; 11(3):182-90. PMID: 25488483.
    Citations: 162     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  37. Cox LM, Yamanishi S, Sohn J, Alekseyenko AV, Leung JM, Cho I, Kim SG, Li H, Gao Z, Mahana D, Zárate Rodriguez JG, Rogers AB, Robine N, Loke P, Blaser MJ. Altering the intestinal microbiota during a critical developmental window has lasting metabolic consequences. Cell. 2014 Aug 14; 158(4):705-721. PMID: 25126780.
    Citations: 667     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  38. Lee SC, Tang MS, Lim YA, Choy SH, Kurtz ZD, Cox LM, Gundra UM, Cho I, Bonneau R, Blaser MJ, Chua KH, Loke P. Helminth colonization is associated with increased diversity of the gut microbiota. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014 May; 8(5):e2880. PMID: 24851867.
    Citations: 149     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  39. Cox LM, Blaser MJ. Pathways in microbe-induced obesity. Cell Metab. 2013 Jun 04; 17(6):883-894. PMID: 23747247.
    Citations: 99     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Cox LM, Cho I, Young SA, Anderson WH, Waters BJ, Hung SC, Gao Z, Mahana D, Bihan M, Alekseyenko AV, Methé BA, Blaser MJ. The nonfermentable dietary fiber hydroxypropyl methylcellulose modulates intestinal microbiota. FASEB J. 2013 Feb; 27(2):692-702. PMID: 23154883.
    Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  41. Cho I, Yamanishi S, Cox L, Methé BA, Zavadil J, Li K, Gao Z, Mahana D, Raju K, Teitler I, Li H, Alekseyenko AV, Blaser MJ. Antibiotics in early life alter the murine colonic microbiome and adiposity. Nature. 2012 Aug 30; 488(7413):621-6. PMID: 22914093.
    Citations: 632     Fields:    Translation:Animals
  42. Bold TD, Davis DC, Penberthy KK, Cox LM, Ernst JD, de Jong BC. Impaired fitness of Mycobacterium africanum despite secretion of ESAT-6. J Infect Dis. 2012 Mar 15; 205(6):984-90. PMID: 22301632; PMCID: PMC3282571.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
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