Graduate School
(2010), Biology

Research Interest

  • Dysbiosis of the Gut Microbiota
  • Gut Microbiota Imbalance and Colorectal Cancer
  • Host-Microbe Interactions During Episodes of Inflammation
  • Metabolism and Virulence During Salmonella Infection
  • Pathogenesis of Non-typhoidal Salmonella Infections


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Infection-Induced Intestinal Dysbiosis Is Mediated by Macrophage Activation and Nitrate Production.
Wang S, El-Fahmawi A, Christian DA, Fang Q, Radaelli E, Chen L, Sullivan MC, Misic AM, Ellringer JA, Zhu XQ, Winter SE, Hunter CA, Beiting DP, MBio 2019 May 10 3
STAT2 dependent Type I Interferon response promotes dysbiosis and luminal expansion of the enteric pathogen Salmonella Typhimurium.
Wilson RP, Tursi SA, Rapsinski GJ, Medeiros NJ, Le LS, Kotredes KP, Patel S, Liverani E, Sun S, Zhu W, Kilpatrick L, Winter SE, Gamero AM, Tükel Ç, PLoS Pathog. 2019 Apr 15 4 e1007745
Transition metals and host-microbe interactions in the inflamed intestine.
Zhu W, Spiga L, Winter S, Biometals 2019 Feb
genes involved in l-lactate utilization during gut colonization.
Gillis CC, Winter MG, Chanin RB, Zhu W, Spiga L, Winter SE Infect. Immun. 2019 Jan
Using Enteric Pathogens to Probe the Gut Microbiota.
Spiga L, Winter SE Trends Microbiol. 2018 Dec
Microbial Sensing by Intestinal Myeloid Cells Controls Carcinogenesis and Epithelial Differentiation.
Miyata N, Morris LL, Chen Q, Thorne C, Singla A, Zhu W, Winter M, Melton SD, Li H, Sifuentes-Dominguez L, Llano E, Huff-Hardy K, Starokadomskyy P, Lopez A, Reese TA, Turer E, Billadeau DD, Winter SE, Burstein E Cell Rep 2018 Aug 24 9 2342-2355

Honors & Awards

  • BWF Investigator in the Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease
    Burroughs Wellcome Fund (2018)
  • Research Scholar
    American Cancer Society (2017)
  • ICAAC Young Investigator Award
    American Society for Microbiology (2014)
  • Becton Dickinson Research Award
    Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology) (2011)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Editorial Board, Clinical and Vaccine Immunology (2015-2017)
  • Editorial Board, Infection and Immunity (2012)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology) (2011)
  • American Society for Microbiology (2006)