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Stephen R Lindemann

Department of Food Sciences 

  • Associate Professor Food & Nutrition Sci
Nelson Hall of Food Science (NLSN) Room 3215
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Foods and Nutrition 

  • Assistant Professor Food & Nutrition Sci

 General Information

Dr. Lindemann's research targets ways that diet influences the gut microbiome and the effects of those shifts in that gut colony of microorganisms have on health, such as inflammation and gut colonization by pathogens. The goal is to discover dietary solutions to health problems such as Crohn's disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis and more. Specifically, Dr. Lindemann's lab focuses on using molecular ecology techniques to understand how diet influences the composition and stability of the gut microbiome; how gut microbiome metabolism of dietary components influences production and absorption of bioactive microbial metabolites; how metabolic interactions between microbes alter polysaccharide fermentation and nitrogen metabolism in the colon; and how these interactions between beneficial microbes exclude pathogenic organisms and modulate inflammation in the colon. 

Current Graduate Students and Research Lab Members

Department of Food Science, 745 Agriculture Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-8256

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