Immigrant Microbiome Project


MSI researcher Pajau Vangay, a PhD student in the lab of MSI PI Dan Knights (Computer Science and Engineering; BioTechnology Institute), was featured in a story on Public Radio International (PRI). The story discusses Ms. Vangay’s research into the microbiome and work on the Immigrant Microbiome Project, which studies Hmong and Karen women in Minnesota and Thailand.

You can read the story on the PRI website: Scientist Pajau Vangay used to make “pretty code.” Now, she studies guts.

The Knights group uses MSI resources for a number of projects that bring precision medicine to the microbiome.