Dr. Ehsan Khafipour
Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine
University of Manitoba
Dr. Ehsan Khafipour is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences; and Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. He is also the Lead Scientist of the “Gut Microbiome Laboratory” and a Research Scientist at the Children Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba.
Dr Khafipour’s laboratory uses cutting-edge sequencing technologies, coupled with bioinformatics, statistical and mathematical approaches to link the composition, function, and dynamics of microbiomes in the gut, vaginal tract, and mammary system with individuals’ diet, lifestyle factors, and health/disease status. His goal is to move from the current “one-size fits all” recommendations for prevention and treatment of metabolic diseases – in food producing animals as well as in humans – toward personalized/precision nutrition and medicine. He is also working closely with a diverse group of researchers to characterize microbial communities in other environments, such as digesters, soil, and water in order to address ecologically important questions.