Sarah Goertz

Sarah Goertz
University of Nottingham | Notts · School of Life Sciences

Immunology PhD

About

3
Publications
340
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
26
Citations
Citations since 2016
3 Research Items
26 Citations
201620172018201920202021202202468101214
201620172018201920202021202202468101214
201620172018201920202021202202468101214
201620172018201920202021202202468101214
Introduction
Allergies and auto-immune diseases have become an increasing problem in our society with research focusing on the causes of these disorders in our immune system. A healthy gut flora is also a key part in forming our immune response and imbalances in gut microbiota due to disease or parasites can lead to changes in immune response. My PhD project will focus on the interactions between parasites and gut microbiota and the impact changes in the gut flora has on the immune response in wild rodents.
Additional affiliations
October 2015 - present
University of Nottingham
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • PhD student working on the immunological response in rodents with regards to their gut microbiota and parasitic infections.
September 2014 - September 2015
Bangor University
Position
  • Postgraduate research student
Description
  • Masters student undertaking research on biodiversity and ecology of local moth species at Treborth Botanical Gardens, North Wales.
Education
September 2011 - July 2014
Bangor University
Field of study
  • Marine Biology and Zoology

Publications

Publications (3)
Article
Full-text available
Species diversity is presently declining and homogenizing globally due to human land use changes and climate change effects. However, the causes of these declines are difficult to determine due to complex ecological interactions. Lepidopterans are a diverse and ecologically important group of insects that are declining in Britain and other parts of...
Article
Chapter 1 will detail the gut microbiota composition of wild house mice (Mus musculus domesticus) on the Isle of May and specifically focus on the spatial variability of the gut microbiota. Chapter 2 will investigate the proximal colon and faecal microbiota composition of wild field voles (Microtus agrestis) from Kielder Forest. Differences between...
Article
Full-text available
The composition of the mammalian gut microbiota can be influenced by a multitude of environmental variables such as diet and infections. Studies investigating the effect of these variables on gut microbiota composition often sample across multiple separate populations and habitat types. In this study we explore how variation in the gut microbiota o...

Network

Cited By