Katherine Amato

Katie Amato is a biological anthropologist studying the gut microbiota in the broad context of host ecology and evolution. Trained as field primatologist, her perspectives on physiology, plasticity, and fitness in wild primates inform her research on human-gut microbe interactions. She is particularly interested in understanding how changes in the gut microbiota impact patterns of nutrition and health in human populations and pinpointing the social and biological mechanisms that lead to these changes.