Dr. Filipa Godoy-Vitorino is an Associate Professor at the Department of Natural Sciences, Interamerican University Metropolitan Campus and heads the Laboratory of Microbial Ecology and Genomics (MEGL). Her lab uses microbiome data (16S and ITS profiles and shotgun metagenomics) to study ecosystem functions and microbe-host interactions in humans, plants and animals. She integrates DNA sequence data (high throughput sequencing) with ecology, physiology and bioinformatics. Currently, having nearly exclusive research duties, she is developing different microbiome projects in natural environments including the association between microbiota and cervical HPV infections in Latinas.
Dr. Godoy-Vitorino brings to the project extensive expertise in in microbial community analyses using state of the art pipelines, as well as assembly, annotation and binning of microbial metagenomic data, for gene and enzymatic pathway inference.