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Ellie Margolis, MD, PhD
Ellie Margolis, MD, PhD

Ellie Margolis, MD, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



MD - Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta GA
PhD - Emory University, Atlanta GA
ScB - Brown University, Providence RI

Research Interests

  • Microbiome dynamics in immunocompromised and neonate hosts
  • Ecological processes that determine the composition of human microbiota
  • Commensal microbes that limit Clostridium difficile toxin expression
  • Techniques to improve the reliability of microbiome dynamical analysis
  • Development of assays to determine microbiome resilience and response to disturbances

Selected Publications

Golob JL, Margolis E, Hoffman N, Fredricks DN. Evaluating the Accuracy of Amplicon–Based Microbiome Computational Pipelines on Simulated Human Gut Microbial Communities. BMC Bioinformatics 18:283, 2017. PMID 28558684

Margolis E, Yates A, Levin BR. The ecology of nasal colonization of Streptococcus pneumoniae, Haemophilus influenzae and Staphylococcus aureus. BMC Microbiology 10:59, 2010. PMID 20178591

Margolis E. Hydrogen peroxide mediated interference competition by Streptococcus pneumoniae has no significant effect on Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization of neonatal rats. Journal of Bacteriology 191:571-5, 2009. PMID 19011027

Handel A, Margolis E, Levin BR. Exploring the role of the immune response in preventing antibiotic resistance. Journal of Theoretical Biology 256:655-62, 2009. PMID 19056402

Margolis E, Levin BR. Within–Host Evolution for the Invasiveness of Commensal Bacteria: an Experimental Study of Bacteremias Resulting from Haemophilus influenzae Nasal Carriage. Journal of Infectious Diseases 196:1068-75, 2007. PMID 17763330

Last update: September 2017