Laura Weyrich

Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Associate Professor, Anthropology

Research Summary

My research investigates how the human microbiome is influenced by environmental pressures, including pollution, food sources, water, etc. My team also investigates the history of environmental soil microbiomes and how anthropogenic forces have shaped them over time.

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Recent Publications

The Oral-Microbiome-Brain Axis and Neuropsychiatric Disorders: An Anthropological Perspective

Bowland, G. B. & Weyrich, L. S., Mar 30 2022, In: Frontiers in Psychiatry. 13, 810008.

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Individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Have an Altered Gut Microbiome Composition of Fungi and Protozoa

Guzzo, G. L., Mittinty, M. N., Llamas, B., Andrews, J. M. & Weyrich, L. S., Oct 2022, In: Microorganisms. 10, 10, 1910.

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The Neglected Gut Microbiome: Fungi, Protozoa, and Bacteriophages in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Guzzo, G. L., Andrews, J. M. & Weyrich, L. S., Jul 1 2022, In: Inflammatory bowel diseases. 28, 7, p. 1112-1122 11 p.

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Schoolyard Biodiversity Determines Short-Term Recovery of Disturbed Skin Microbiota in Children

Mills, J. G., Selway, C. A., Thomas, T., Weyrich, L. S. & Lowe, A. J., 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Microbial Ecology.

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Effect of Periodontal Interventions on Characteristics of the Periodontal Microbial Profile: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Nath, S., Pulikkotil, S. J., Weyrich, L., Zilm, P., Kapellas, K. & Jamieson, L., Aug 2022, In: Microorganisms. 10, 8, 1582.

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A Case Study for the Recovery of Authentic Microbial Ancient DNA from Soil Samples

Pérez, V., Liu, Y., Hengst, M. B. & Weyrich, L. S., Aug 2022, In: Microorganisms. 10, 8, 1623.

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Moving beyond the gut microbiome: Combining systems biology and multi-site microbiome analyses to combat non-communicable diseases

Selway, C. A., Sudarpa, J. & Weyrich, L. S., Jun 2022, In: Medicine in Microecology. 12, 100052.

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Corrigendum to “Late Holocene climate anomaly concurrent with fire activity and ecosystem shifts in the eastern Australian Highlands” [Sci. Total Environ. 802 (2021)149542](S0048969721046167)(10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149542)

Thomas, Z. A., Mooney, S., Cadd, H., Baker, A., Turney, C., Schneider, L., Hogg, A., Haberle, S., Green, K., Weyrich, L. S., Perez, V., Moore, N. E., Zawadzki, A., Kelloway, S. J. & Khan, S. J., Mar 10 2022, In: Science of the Total Environment. 811, 152367.

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Late Holocene climate anomaly concurrent with fire activity and ecosystem shifts in the eastern Australian Highlands

Thomas, Z. A., Mooney, S., Cadd, H., Baker, A., Turney, C., Schneider, L., Hogg, A., Haberle, S., Green, K., Weyrich, L. S., Pérez, V., Moore, N. E., Zawadzki, A., Kelloway, S. J. & Khan, S. J., Jan 1 2022, In: Science of the Total Environment. 802, 149542.

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Stochastic models support rapid peopling of Late Pleistocene Sahul

Bradshaw, C. J. A., Norman, K., Ulm, S., Williams, A. N., Clarkson, C., Chadœuf, J., Lin, S. C., Jacobs, Z., Roberts, R. G., Bird, M. I., Weyrich, L. S., Haberle, S. G., O’Connor, S., Llamas, B., Cohen, T. J., Friedrich, T., Veth, P., Leavesley, M. & Saltré, F., Dec 1 2021, In: Nature communications. 12, 1, 2440.

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Effectiveness of decontamination protocols when analyzing ancient DNA preserved in dental calculus

Farrer, A. G., Wright, S. L., Skelly, E., Eisenhofer, R., Dobney, K. & Weyrich, L. S., Dec 2021, In: Scientific reports. 11, 1, 7456.

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Researchers using environmental DNA must engage ethically with Indigenous communities

Handsley-Davis, M., Kowal, E., Russell, L. & Weyrich, L. S., Feb 2021, In: Nature Ecology and Evolution. 5, 2, p. 146-148 3 p.

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Early markers of periodontal disease and altered oral microbiota are associated with glycemic control in children with type 1 diabetes

Jensen, E. D., Selway, C. A., Allen, G., Bednarz, J., Weyrich, L. S., Gue, S., Peña, A. S. & Couper, J., May 2021, In: Pediatric Diabetes. 22, 3, p. 474-481 8 p.

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Dead or alive: microbial viability treatment reveals both active and inactive bacterial constituents in the fish gut microbiota

Legrand, T. P. R. A., Wos-Oxley, M. L., Wynne, J. W., Weyrich, L. S. & Oxley, A. P. A., Nov 2021, In: Journal of Applied Microbiology. 131, 5, p. 2528-2538 11 p.

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Evidence for Pleistocene gene flow through the ice-free corridor from extinct horses and camels from Natural Trap Cave, Wyoming

Mitchell, K. J., Bover, P., Salis, A. T., Mudge, C., Heiniger, H., Thompson, M., Hockett, B., Weyrich, L. S., Cooper, A. & Meachen, J. A., 2021, (Accepted/In press) In: Quaternary International.

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