David  A.


Research group

molecular biology of

human bacterial symbionts


The intestinal microbiota consists of trillions of beneficial bacteria, which live in a synergistic relationship with their human hosts. It has only recently been discovered that such micro-organisms enormously impact our health in ways that had been completely unanticipated. Because of this, it has become important to understand how this ‘microbiome’ is built and maintained within the intestines, which is where most of our bacteria live. That is the focus of our team.


Dr. David A. Cisneros

Project leader and

Research assistant

Department of Molecular Biology,

Umeå University



University Webpage

david.cisneros at umu.se