Amee Manges is a molecular epidemiologist and Professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health. She is a scientist at BCCDC and an associate member in the UBC Department of Microbiology and Immunology.
Dr. Manges conducts research in molecular epidemiology, with particular focus on the role of the human intestinal microbiome in health. Her research group is currently investigating whether:
- the intestinal microbiome contributes to infant undernutrition
- fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) (i.e. a poop transplant) can be used to eradicate highly drug-resistant bacteria (‘superbugs’) from the gut
- cotrimoxazole treatment for HIV exposure/infection or malnutrition in children leads to long-term changes in the intestinal microbiome
- Escherichia coli causing urinary tract infections have a food reservoir
Dr. Manges earned her PhD in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley. She has supervised a molecular epidemiology laboratory since 2004 at both McGill University (8 years) and the University of British Columbia (8 years). She integrates sequencing technologies into genomic and metagenomic epidemiology, specifically in the areas of infectious disease epidemiology and human microbiome research.
For a list of publications, see NCBI.