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photo Barbara Methé, PhD

Visiting Professor of Medicine

Co-director for Basic Science, Center for Microbiome and Medicine

Email: metheba@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-648-7784

Contact
Office: UPMC Montefiore Hospital, NW628
3459 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-648-7784
Fax: 412-624-8373
E-mail: metheba@upmc.edu
Administrative Assistant:
Cindy Vinkovich
Email: cerconecm@upmc.edu
Phone: 412-648-7784
Fax: 412-624-8373
Education and Training
Education
BS, The University at Albany
MS, Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1993
PhD, Environmental Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1998
Research Interest
Dr. Methé's research focuses on microbial ecology and the relationship of the microbiome to lung disease.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Tarabichi, Y, Li, K, Hu, S, Nguyen, C, Wang, X, Elashoff, D, Saira, K, Frank, B, Bihan, M, Ghedin, E, Deng, JC, Methe, BA. The administration of intranasal live attenuated influenza vaccine induces changes in the nasal microbiota and nasal epithelium gene expression profiles. Microbiome. 2015; Dec 15;3(1): 74.
Strange, C, Senior, RM, Sciurba, F, O'Neal, S, Morris, A, Wisniewski, SR, Bowler, R, Hochheiser, HS, Becich, MJ, Zhang, Y, Leader, JK, Methe, BA, Kaminski, N, Sandhaus, RA. GRADS Alpha-1 Study Group. Rationale and design of the genomic research in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Sarcoidosis Study. Alpha-1 Protocol. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015; Oct;12(10): 1551-60.
McCorrison, JM, Venepally, P, Singh, I, Fouts, DE, Lasken, RS, Methe, BA. NeatFreq: Reference-free data reduction and coverage normalization for de novo sequence assembly. BMC Bioinformatics. 2014; 15: 357.
Alekseyenko, AV, Perez-Perez, GI, De Souza, A, Strober, B, Gao, Z, Bihan, M, Li, K, Methe, BA, Blaser, MJ. Community differentiation of the cutaneous microbiota in psoriasis. Microbiome. 2013; Dec 23;1(1): 31.
Methe, BA, Lasa, I. Microbiology in the 'omics era: from the study of single cells to communities and beyond. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2013; Oct;16(5): 602-4.
Li, K, Bihan, M, Methe, BA. Analyses of the stability and core taxonomic memberships of the human microbiome. PLoS One. 2013; May 6;8(5): e63139.
Conlon, EM, Postier, BL, Methe, BA, Nevin, KP, Lovely, DR. A Bayesian model for pooling gene expression studies that incorporates co-regulation information. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12): e52137.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Determination of Immunogenic Microbiota in the Lung: Leveraging the Lung HIV Microbiome Project
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R21 HL143091
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2020
Title: Fecal Microbiota Transplant and Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Melanoma
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Cancer Institute
Grant Number: R01 CA222203
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2023
Title: Systems Biology of Diffusion Impairment in HIV
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL140963
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2022
Title: Hemostasis and Vascular Biology Research Institute - Project 2
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Hemophilia Center of Western PA
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Title: Microbiome And Procalcitonin Long term outcomes Epidemiology (MAPLE)
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: BRAHMS GmBh
Grant Number: RES
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Title: Impact of Virome on Microbial Communities in the Respiratory Tract
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R61 HL137077
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2022
Title: Dysbiosis Impact on Lung Disease in HIV (DimpL) Study
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute
Grant Number: R01 HL138630
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2021
Title: Corticosteroids for Children with Febrile Urinary Tract Infections
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh
Grant Number: R01 DK087870
Start Year: 2016
End Year: 2017
Title: Basic and Translational Studies of Cystic Fibrosis (Core A)
Role: Core Leader
Funding Agency: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, & Kidney Disease
Grant Number: P30 DK072506
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2018