Welcome to the Caballero-Flores Lab!

In our group, we study the mechanisms by which commensal bacteria and local immune responses limit the access or expansion of external pathogens in the gut, and in turn, how these pathogens evade such natural barriers to successfully colonize the host. For this purpose, we primarily use mouse models of disease resembling enteric infection in humans, as well as methods from microbiology, immunology, and high-throughput technologies.

Our goal is to unravel the complex host-pathogen-microbiota interactions leading to the establishment and resolution of infection caused by enteric pathogens toward a better understanding and treatment of disease.