collaboration discussion for DARPA ReVector Program

Name: 
Rachel Spurbeck
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I have read your papers on the armpit microbiota which cause odor and have read about your Armpit transplant spinoff company. Very impressive work! I was wondering if you would be interested in collaborating on a response to a BAA to 1) identify the components of the skin microbiome that influence volatile organic compounds that attract mosquitoes and 2) produce a method to manipulate the skin microbiome to reduce the production of these VOCs that attract mosquitoes. If you are interested, please contact me by email and we will set up a webex to meet and discuss further. I have already a collaborator who has a mosquito colony. I am looking for someone with access to several sequenced samples of skin microbiomes, preferably with samples we can test for different VOCs here at Battelle, and then use to identify and manipulate the microbes that attract mosquitoes.

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Hi Rachel, sounds interesting. Pease contact me on info@drarmpit.com so we can setup a meeting. Best, Chris