Director, Biodesign Center for Health Through Microbiomes
Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty Member, Biodesign Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology
Associate Faculty, Biodesign Center for Fundamental and Applied Microbiomics
Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown is a pioneer in the research on gut microbiome and autism. She specializes in molecular microbial ecology for bioremediation, the use of microbial systems for bioenergy production, and the human intestinal microbial ecology and its relationship to disease. In addition to the microbiome’s relationship with autism, Krajmalnik-Brown also investigates its links to obesity and bariatric surgery. Her other areas of interest include bioremediation of soil, sediments, and groundwater and the use of microbial systems for bioenergy.
Krajmalnik-Brown has been awarded an NSF CAREER award, was selected as one of 40 under 40 leaders in Phoenix, and has funding for her research from many federal agencies including NIH. She is the author of four patents and more than 120 peer-reviewed publications.
- Applications of molecular microbial ecology to enhance microbial bioremediation, bioenergy, and human health.
- Other areas of interest include bioremediation of soil, sediments, and groundwater and the use of microbial systems for bioenergy.