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News Blog - 2022

December 29, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Scientific Reports

150. Lahdenperä M, Galante L, Gonzales-Inca C, Vahtera J, Pentti J, Rautava S, Käyhkö N, Yonemitsu CGupta JBode L, Lagström H (2022) Residential green environments are associated with human milk oligosaccharide diversity and composition. Scientific Reports (Accepted)  [Research Article]

December 18, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Pediatrics

149. Donovan SM, Abrams SA, Azad MB, Belfort MB, Bode L, Carlson SE, Dallas DC, Hettinga K, Järvinen K, Kim JH, Lebrilla CB, McGuire MK, Sela DA, Neu J; Federal staff on workshop planning committee (2022) J Pediatr S0022-3476(22)01085-X [Review/Opinion, PubMed]

December 13, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in BMJ Open

148. Shivakoti R, Slogrove AL, Laughton B, Shafiq M, Schoeman E, Glashoff RH, Leu CS, Wang S, Bode L, Aldrovandi G, Kuhn L (2022) Mitigating Infectious morbidity and Growth deficits in HIV-exposed uninfected infanTs with human Milk Oligosaccharide (MIGH-T MO): a randomized trial protocol. BMJ Open (Accepted)  [Research Article]

November 18, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Med

147. Dai DLY, Petersen C, Hoskinson C, Del Bel KL, Becker AB, Moraes TJ, Mandhane PJ, Finlay BF, Simons E, Kozyrskyj AL, Patrick DM, Subbarao P, Bode L, Azad MB, Turvey SE (2022) Breastfeeding enrichment of Bifidobacterium longum subsp. infantis mitigates the impact of antibiotics on microbiota and childhood asthma risk. Med (Accepted)  [Research Article] 

November 14, 2022

Lars among the most highly cited researcher in 2022

Lars has been named among the most highly cited researchers in 2022. "Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers™ are 1 in 1,000." - That's the top 0.1%!


Explore the full analysis Here.

October 10, 2022

Annalee presents at US DOHaD conference and receives Oustanding Trainee Abstract Award

Annalee Furst presents her work "Gestational Diabetes is Associated with Differences in HMO Concentrations" at the 2022 US DOHaD conference in Minneapolis, MN, and receives an Outstanding Trainee Abstract Award. The work is a collaboration with Dr. Ellen Demerath at the University of Minnesota and Dr. David Fields at the University of Oklahoma.


September 27, 2022

Lab tradition continues: Annual outing to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and associated research center

September 26, 2022

Bode Lab welcomes Meghana Akkati as Undergraduate Student Trainee

A warm welcome to Meghana Akkati, a new Undergraduate Student Trainee in the Bode lab!


Meghana is a second-year human bio major at UCSD on the pre med track. She is originally from Fremont in the Bay Area. She has previously done research in a few labs and is looking forward to learn more about the field of pediatrics and gain more lab experience. Meghana loves to try new foods, cook, dance and travel. She is excited to explore San Diego, especially the beaches and good food!

September 23, 2022

Kamand (Kammy) Rahimi graduates with B.S. in Human Biology
and joins the lab as Staff Research Associate

September 22, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Pharmacotherapy

146.  Thomas SP, Denizer E, Zuffa S, Best BM, Bode L, Chambers CD, Dorrestein PC, Liu GY, Momper JD, Nizet V, Tsunoda SM, Tremoulet AH (2022) Transfer of antibiotics and their metabolites in human milk: implications for infant health and microbiota. Pharmacotherapy (Accepted) [Review Article]

September 13, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Nutrients

145. Berger PK, Bansal R, Sawardekar S, Yonemitsu CFurst A, Hampson HE, Schmidt KA, Alderete TL, Bode L, Goran MI, Peterson BS (2022) Associations of Human Milk Oligosaccharides with Infant Brain Tissue Organization and Regional Blood Flow During Early Lactation. Nutrients (Accepted) [Research Article]

September 9, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in The Journal of Nutrition

144. Berger PK, Hampson HE, Schmidt KA, Alderete TL, Furst AYonemitsu C, Demerath E, Goran MI, Fields DA, Bode L (2022) Stability of Human Milk Oligosaccharide Concentrations Over One Week of Lactation and Over Six Hours Following a Standard Meal. The Journal of Nutrition (Accepted) [Research Article]

August 29, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Pediatric Research

143. Bode L, Bertrand K, Najera JAFurst A, Honerkamp-Smith G, Shandling AD, Chambers CD, Camerini D, Campo JJ (2022) Characterization of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Human Milk from 21 Women with Confirmed COVID-19 Infection. Pediatric Research (Accepted) [Research Article]

July 28, 2022

Bode Lab welcomes Nitya Yerabandi as Undergraduate Student Trainee

A warm welcome to Nitya Yerabandi, a new Undergraduate Student Trainee in the Bode lab!


Nitya is a freshman at UC San Diego with a major in Human Biology. She has lived in San Diego for the past 14 years and went to Del Norte High School in 4S Ranch. Nitya says that science has always been her favorite subject growing up. She already started doing some research in high school with a UC San Diego team of neuroscientists, but is looking forward to gaining wet lab experience as well.

July 8, 2022

Fallen Star is open again!

After a long COVID break, Do Ho Suh has finally opened its door again, and we had to check it out right away. The Fallen Star is part of the UC San Diego Stuart Collection.

June 30, 2022

Annalee Furst graduates with Masters in Clinical Research

May 25, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Frontiers in Immunology

142. Rosa F, Sharma AK, Gurung M, Casero D, Matazel K, Bode L, Simecka C, Elolimy A, Tripp P, Randolph C, Hand T, Williams DK, LeRoith T, Yeruva L (2022) Human milk oligosaccharides impact cellular and inflammatory gene expression and immune response. Frontiers in Immunology (Accepted) [Research Article]

May 17, 2022

Ana Sophia Roman graduates with B.S. in Food & Nutrition from SDSU

May 13, 2022

Bode lab welcomes Amita Ram as Undergraduate Student Trainee

Another warm welcome to a new Undergraduate Student Trainee, Amita Ram!


Amita is a first-year Cognitive Science major at UC San Diego and interested in pediatrics, hoping to pursue a career as a pediatrician in the future. Amita was born and raised in San Diego and loves exploring our beautiful city. She also loves to cook and bake and spends a lot of time outdoors in the San Diego sun.

May 13, 2022

Bode lab welcomes Kamand Rahimi as Undergraduate Student Trainee

A warm welcome to Kamand Rahimi, a new Undergraduate Student Trainee in the Bode lab!


Kamand is an undergraduate Human Biology major at UC San Diego Revelle college graduating this spring. Kamand used to work as a phlebotomist and a lab tech at COVID sites during the pandemic and is planning on working with our lab for 1-2 years to gain research experience.

May 13, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research

141. Selma-Royo M, González S, Gueimonde M, Chang M, Furst A, Martínez-Costa C, Bode L, Collado MC (2022) Maternal diet is associated with human milk oligosaccharide profile. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research (Accepted) [Research Article]

May 6, 2022

Bode lab welcomes Breanna Ford as Undergraduate Student Trainee

Welcome to Breanna Ford, the most recent addition to our team!


Breanna is currently a third year undergraduate majoring in Biochemistry/Chemistry and minoring in Bioethics and General Biology. She is originally from Albuquerque, NM, but has been in San Diego and Orange County for the last three years. In her spare time Bre enjoys playing tennis, watching comedies, and taking care of her collection of tropical houseplants.

April 27, 2022

Kristy selected to participate in GRTC GlycoBootcamp

Kristy Sejane, Staff Research Associate in the Bode lab, has been selected to participate in this year's GlycoBootcamp.


The two-week course is organized by the UC San Diego Glycobiology Research and Training Center (GRTC).


The course format is a mix of tutorials and hands-on lab work.

April 18, 2022

Bode lab welcomes ISRHML/FLRF TEP Trainee Kelsey Cochrane

April 8, 2022

Annalee successfully defends her Master thesis

Annalee Furst, Staff Research Associate in the Bode lab, successfully defends her thesis for the UC San Diego Masters of Clinical Research program. 


Committee members: Dr. Hemal Patel (UC San Diego, Chair), Dr. Ellen Demerath (University of Minnesota), and Dr. Lars Bode (UC San Diego).

April 4, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Nature Communications

140. Kellman BP, Richelle A, Yang JY, Chapla D, Chiang AWT, Najera JA, Liang C, Furst A, Boa B, Koga N, Mohammad MA, Bruntse AB, Haymon MW, Moremen KW, Bode L, Lewis NE (2022) Elucidating Human Milk Oligosaccharide biosynthetic genes through network-based multi-omics integration. Nature Communications (Accepted) [Research Article]

March 30, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Scientific Reports

139. Bai-Tong S, Thoemmes M, Weldon K, Motazavi D, Kitsen J, Hansen S, Furst A, Geng B, Song SJ, Gilbert J, Bode L, Dorrestein P, Knight R, Leibel SA, Leibel SL (2022) The Impact of Maternal Asthma on the Preterm Infants' Gut Metabolome and Microbiome - The Microbiome, Atopic Disease, and Prematurity (MAP) Study. Scientific Reports (Accepted) [Research Article]

March 24, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Pediatric Obesity

138. Gilley SP, Ruebel ML, Sims C, Zhong Y, Turner D, Lan RS, Pack L, Piccolo BD, Chintapalli SV, Abraham ABode L, Andres A, Shankar K (2022) Association between Maternal Obesity and Offspring Gut Microbiome in The First Year of Life. Pediatric Obesity (Accepted) [Research Article]

March 23, 2022

Congratulations to our collaborator Simone Renwick for being selected to attend and present at ISAPP meeting in Spain

Congratulations to our collaborator Simone Renwick, PhD Candidate in Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe's lab at the University of Guelph, for being selected as one of twenty trainees invited to attend and present at ISAPP 2022 in Barcelona, Spain this June!


Simone will present her work "Screening the prebiotic effects of human milk oligosaccharides on 330 bacterial strains derived from the infant gut microbiota" with high-throughput HMO glycoprofiling performed by Annalee Furst in our lab.

March 14, 2022

Bode lab welcomes Letty Rose as our new Administrative and Fiscal Coordinator

Welcome to Letty Rose as our Administrative and Fiscal Coordinator. Letty has her degree in Communication from Point Loma Nazarene University. She has over 10 years experience in a variety of administrative positions including supervisory roles. She comes from San Diego State University and has worked with the City of San Diego. Letty enjoys spending time with her family strolling the beach and exploring the Safari Park with her son.

March 9, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

137. de Weerth C, Aatsinki A, Azad M, Bartol F, Bode L, Collado MC, Dettmer AM, Field CJ, Guilfoyle M, Hinde K, Korosi A, Lustermans H, Mohd Shukri NH, Moore SE, Pundir S, Rodriguez JM, Slupsky CM, Turner S, van Goudoever JB, Ziomkiewicz A, Beijers R (2022) Human milk: from complex tailored nutrition to bioactive impact on child cognition and behavior. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition 30:1-38 [Review Article]

March 7, 2022

Lars speaks at 32nd Annual Conference on Breastfeeding, Emory, University

March 2, 2022

Annalee presents at Clinical Research Symposium

Annalee presents her work on HMOs and Gestational Diabetes at the Annual UC San Diego Clinical Research Symposium as part of her Masters in Clinical Research program.

March 2, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in International Journal of Molecular Sciences

136. Cheema AS, Gridneva Z, Furst AJRoman AS, Trevenen ML, Turlach BA, Lai CT, Stinson LF, Bode L, Payne MS, Geddes DT (2022) Human Milk Oligosaccharides and Bacterial Profile Modulate Infant Body Composition During Exclusive Breastfeeding. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Accepted) [Research Article]

March 2, 2022

Bode lab celebrates with Baby Shower

February 28, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in International Journal of Molecular Sciences

135. Cheema AS, Trevenen ML, Turlach BA, Furst AJRoman ASBode L, Gridneva Z, Lai CT, Stinson LF, Payne MS, Geddes DT (2022) Exclusively Breastfed Infant Microbiota Develops over Time and is Associated with Human Milk Oligosaccharide Intakes. International Journal of Molecular Sciences (Accepted) [Research Article]

February 14, 2022

Lars presents MPRINT Hub Webinar

February 11, 2022

Lars speaks at Annual Stanford metabolic Health Center Symposium

January 26, 2022

Manuscript accepted for publication in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

134. Berneburg I, Peddibhotla S, Heimsch K, Haeussler K, Maloney P, Gosalia P, Preuss J, Rahbari M, Skorokhod O, Valente E, Ulliers D, Simula L, Buchholz K, Hedrick M, Hershberger P, Chung T, Jackson M, Schwarzer E, Rahlfs S, Bode L, Becker K, Pinkerton A (2022) An optimized dihydrodibenzothiazepine lead compound (SBI-0797750) as a potent and selective inhibitor of Plasmodium falciparum and vivax glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase 6-phosphogluconolactonase. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (Accepted) [Research Article]

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