PhD, Microbiology, UC Davis
Britta Heiss has always had a passion for bacteria. Her undergraduate and graduate studies in microbiology exposed her to pivotal and inspiring research on animal health and food science applications.
At UC Davis, Heiss’ research with Dr. David Mills focuses on the development of the infant gastrointestinal microbiome, in particular the colonization of Bifidobacterium species. In breastfed newborns, human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) contribute to beneficial growth of the bacteria and encourage complementary microbiota.