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Franck Gael Carbonero

Franck Gael Carbonero

Assistant Professor, Gut Microbiology

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences

(TFDS)-AFLS-Food Science

Phone: 479-575-6822

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The focus of Dr. Carbonero's research is the impact of diet on the gut microbiome and gut health, phylogenetic and functional diversity of gut microbes, biotransformation of macro and micronutrients by gut microbes and metabolomics.

FDSC 4122: Food Microbiology

FDSC 4121L: Food Microbiology Lab

FDSC 4333/5333: Food Science and Nutrition Molecular Biology

Ph.D.- University of Warwick, United Kingdom (Microbial Ecology)

M.S.- Universite Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France (Ecology)

B.S.- Universite Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France (Biology)

Baker CA, Rubinelli PM, Park SH, Carbonero F, Ricke SC (2015). Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli in food: Incidence, ecology, and detection strategies. Food Control. 59:407-419, doi:10.1016/j.foodcont.2015.06.011.

Walden, C, Carbonero, F, and Zhang, W (2015). Preliminary Assessment of Bacterial Community Change Impacted by Chlorine Dioxide in a Water Treatment Plant. Journal of  Environmental Engineering, 10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001029, 04015077.

Gomez A, Petrzelkova K, Yeoman CJ, Vlckova K, Mrázek J, Koppova I, Carbonero F, Ulanov A, Modry D, Todd A, Torralba M, Nelson KE, Gaskins HR, Wilson B, Stumpf RM, White BA, Leigh SR (2015). Gut microbiome composition and metabolomic profiles of wild western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) reflect host ecology. Molecular Ecology. May;24; 10:2551-65. doi: 10.1111/mec.13181.

O’Keefe SJD, Ou J, Carbonero F, Lahti L, Li JV, Mohammed K, Posma JM, Kinross J, Wahl E, Rude E, Vipperla K, Naidoo VD, Mtshali L, Tims S, Puylaert PGB, DeLany J, Krasinskas A, Benefiel AC, Kaseb HO, Newton K, de Vos WM, Gaskins HR, Zoetendal EG, Nicholson JK (2015). Fat, Fiber and Cancer Risk in African Americans and Rural Africans . Nature Communications. Apr 28; 6:6342. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7342.

Shen W, Wolf PG, Carbonero F, Zhong W, Reid T, Gaskins HR, McIntosh MK (2014). Intestinal and systemic inflammatory responses are positively associated with sulfidogenic bacteria abundance in high-fat-fed male C57BL/6J mice. Journal of Nutrition. Aug;144(8):1181-7. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.194332. Epub 2014 Jun 11.

Carbonero F, Oakley BB and Purdy KJ (2013). Metabolic flexibility as a major predictor of spatial distribution in microbial communities. PLoS One. 2014 Jan 21;9(1):e85105. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085105. eCollection 2014.

Candela M, Turroni S, Biagi E, Carbonero F, Rampelli S, Fiorentini, and Brigidi P (2014). Inflammation and colorectal cancer, when microbiota-host mutualism breaks. World Journal of Gastroenterology. Jan 28;20(4):908-22. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i4.908.

Carbonero F, Ou J, Zoetendal E, Umeakunne K, DeLany J, Wang M, Newton K, Gaskins HR, and O’Keefe SJD (2013). Diet, microbiota, and microbial metabolites in colon cancer risk in rural Africans and African Americans. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 98(1): 111-120. DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.112.056689.

Amato KR, Yeoman CJ, Kent A, Righini N, Carbonero F, Estrada A, Gaskins HR, Stumpf RM, Yildirim S, Torralba M, Gillis M, Wilson BA, Nelson KE, White BA and Leigh SR (2013). Habitat degradation impacts black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) gastrointestinal microbiomes. The ISME Journal advance online publication, 14 March 2013, DOI:10.1038/ismej.2013.16.

Hayot Carbonero C, Carbonero F, Smith LMJ and Brown TA (2013). Cytological characterisation of the underutilized forage crop Onobrychis viciifolia Scop. and other members of the Onobrychis genus. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. DOI10.1007/s10722-013-9967-2.

Carbonero F, Nava G. M., Croix JA, Greenberg E and Gaskins HR (2012). Abundance and diversity of mucosa-associated hydrogenotrophic microbes in the healthy human colon. The ISME Journal. 6(1):57-70. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2011.90.

Carbonero F, Benefiel AC and Gaskins HR (2012). Contributions of the hydrogen economy to colonic homeostasis. Nature Reviews Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 9:504-518. DOI:10.1038/nrgastro.2012.85.

Carbonero F, Nava GM, Ou J, Benefiel AC, O’Keefe SJD and Gaskins HR (2012). Hydrogenotrophic microbiota distinguish native Africans from African and European Americans. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 4(3):307–315.

Carbonero F, Benefiel AC, Alizadeh A and Gaskins HR (2012). Microbial sulfur metabolisms in the human colon and their link with health and disease. Frontiers in gastrointestinal sciences. 3:448 DOI: 10.3389/fphys.2012.00448.

Carbonero F, Oakley BB, Hawkins RJ and Purdy KJ. (2012). Genotypic distribution of Methanosaeta, a specialist model microorganism, along an estuary: Does metabolic restriction limit niche differentiation potential? Microbial Ecology. 63(4): 856-864.

Oakley BB, Carbonero F, Dowd SE, Hawkins RJ and Purdy KJ (2012). Contrasting patterns of niche partitioning between two anaerobic terminal oxidizers of organic matter. The ISME Journal. 6:905–914. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2011.165.

Hayot Carbonero C, Carbonero F, Smith LMJ and Brown TA (2012). Phylogenetic characterisation of Onobrychis species with special focus on the forage crop Onobrychis viciifolia. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution. OnlineFirst, Feb 11 DOI:10.1007/s10722-012-9800-3.

Carbonero F, Nava GM, Benefiel AC, Greenberg E and Gaskins HR (2011). Microbial DNA extraction from intestinal biopsies is improved by avoiding mechanical cell disruption. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 87:125-127.

Croix JA, Carbonero F, Nava GM, Russel M, Benefiel AC, Greenberg E and Gaskins HR (2011). On the relationship between sialomucin and sulfomucin expression and hydrogenotrophic microbes in the human colonic mucosa. PLOS One. I6:e24447.

Carbonero F, Oakley BB and Purdy KJ. (2010) Improving the isolation of anaerobes on solid media: The example of the fastidious Methanosaeta. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 80(2):203-205.

Oakley BB, Carbonero F, van der Gast CJ, Hawkins RJ and Purdy KJ (2010). Evolutionary divergence and biogeography of sympatric niche-differentiated bacterial populations. The ISME Journal. 4(4):488–497.

Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas, Department of Food Science

February-June 2013
Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Institute for Genomic Biology

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Animal Science

Certificate of Reviewing Excellence: Elsevier-Journal of Microbiological Methods