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Manolito Torralba
Lab Manager, Genomic Medicine

Research Interests and Accomplishments 

Manolito Torralba is the Lab Manager for the Department of Genomic Medicine at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI). He has worked on several genomics based studies primarily focusing on the effect of the Microbiome on human health and disease. Manolito has developed innovative methods for sample collection along with bacterial DNA and RNA purification from clinical samples while reducing levels of human DNA. His research interests include host-pathogen interactions, biofilm formation, and host immune response to chronic wound infections.

Manolito received his B.S. degree (2004) in Biological Sciences from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He joined TIGR/JCVI in 2006 and has worked with the Department of Genomic Medicine since 2007.

Select Publications

Fouts DE, Torralba M, et al.
Bacterial Translocation and Changes In the Intestinal Microbiome In Mouse Models of Liver Disease.

Journal of hepatology. 2012 Jun 01; 56: 1283-92.[more]

Yan, A. W., Fouts, D. E., et al.
Enteric Dysbiosis Associated With a Mouse Model of Alcoholic Liver Disease.

Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.). 2011 Jan 01; 53(1): 96-105.[more]

Tian, Y., He, X., et al.
Using DGGE Profiling to Develop a Novel Culture Medium Suitable for Oral Microbial Communities

Mol Oral Microbiol. 2010 Oct 01; 25(5): 357-67.[more]

Vizcaino, M. I., Johnson, W. R., et al.
Antimicrobial Resistance of the Coral Pathogen Vibrio Coralliilyticus and Caribbean Sister Phylotypes Isolated from a Diseased Octocoral

Microb Ecol. 2010 Mar 23; 59(4): 646-57.[more]