* first authors
† corresponding authors

Human health and disease

  1. Dill-McFarland KA, Peterson G, Penchek P, Stein CM, Mayanja-Kizza H, Boom WH, Hawn TR. 2021. Epigenetic programming of lipoprotein pathways associated with resistance to tuberculosis. In prep

  2. Dill-McFarland KA, Busse W, Altman MC, Rosenkranz M. 2021. Allergen-induced gene expression in the lung associated with neurological functions in asthma. In prep

  3. Dill-McFarland KA, Schwartz JT, Fulkerson PC, Zhao H, Shao B, Altman MC, Gill MA. 2021. Eosinophil-mediated suppression and Anti-IL-5 enhancement of plasmacytoid dendritic cell interferon responses in asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. In revision. — GitHub

  4. Venkatasubramanian S, Plumlee C, Dill-McFarland KA, Pearson G, Robyn Pryor R, Soleimanpour SS, Altman MC, Urdahl KB, Shah JA. 2021. TOLLIP resolves lipid-induced EIF2 signaling in alveolar macrophages for durable Mycobacterium tuberculosis protection. In revision. — GitHub

  5. Dill-McFarland KA*, Tang Z*, Kemis JH, Kerby RL, Chen G, Palloni A, Sorenson T, Rey FE†, Herd P†. 2019. Close social relationships correlate with human gut microbiota composition. Sci Rep 9: 703. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-37298-9GitHub

  6. De Wolfe TJ, Eggers S, Barker AK, Kates A, Dill-McFarland KA, Suen G, Safdar N. 2018. Oral probiotic combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium alters the gastrointestinal microbiota during antibiotic treatment for Clostridium difficile infection. PLoS One 13(9): e0204253. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204253GitHub

  7. Romano KA, Dill-McFarland KA, Kasahara K, Kerby RL, Vivas EI, Amador-Noguez D, Herd P, Rey FE. 2018. Fecal Aliquot Straw Technique (FAST) allows for easy and reproducible subsampling: Assessing interpersonal variation in trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO) accumulation. Microbiome 6(1): 91. doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0458-8GitHub

  8. Vogt NM, Kerby RL, Dill-McFarland KA, Harding SJ, Merluzzi AP, Johnson SC, Carlsson CM, Asthana S, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Bendlina BB†, Rey FE†. 2017. Gut microbiome alterations in Alzheimer’s disease. Sci Rep 7(1): 13537. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13601-y

  9. Jetté ME, Dill-McFarland KA, Hanshew AS, Suen G, Thibeault SL. 2016. The human laryngeal microbiome: effects of cigarette smoke and reflux. Sci Rep 6: 35882. doi: 10.1038/srep35882


  1. Dill-McFarland KA, König SG, Mazel F, Oliver DC, McEwen LM, Hong KY, Hallam SJ. 2021. An integrated, modular approach to data science education in microbiology. PLoS Comput Biol 17(2): e1008661. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008661GitHub

Animal microbiomes

  1. Kehoe SI†, Dill-McFarland KA, Breaker JD, Suen G. 2019. Effects of corn silage inclusion in preweaning calf diets. J Dairy Sci 102(5): 4131-37. doi: 10.3168/jds.2018-15799

  2. Carroll C, Olsen KD, Ricks NJ, Dill-McFarland KA, Suen G, Robinson TF, Chaston JM. 2019. Bacterial communities in the alpaca gastrointestinal tract vary with diet and body site. Front Microbiol 9: 3334. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03334

  3. Dill-McFarland KA, Weimer PJ, Breaker JD, Suen G. 2019. Diet influences early microbiota development in dairy calves without long-term impacts on milk production. Appl Environ Microbiol 85(2): e02141-18. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02141-18GitHub

  4. Cunha CS, Marcondes MI, Veloso CM, Mantovani HC, Pereira LGR, Tomich TR, Dill-McFarland KA†, Suen G†. 2018. Compositional and structural dynamics of the ruminal microbiota in dairy heifers and its relationship to methane production. J Sci Food Agric 99(1): 210-18. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.9162

  5. Dias J, Marcondes MI, de Souza SM, da Mata BC, Noronha MF, Resende RT, Machado FS, Mantovani HC, Dill-McFarland KA†, Suen G†. 2018. Bacterial community dynamics across the gastrointestinal tracts of dairy calves during preweaning development. Appl Environ Microbiol 84(9): e02675-17. doi: 10.1128/AEM.02675-17

  6. Williams CL, Dill-McFarland KA, Sparks DL, Kouba AJ, Willard ST, Suen G, Brown AE. 2018. Dietary changes during weaning shape the gut microbiota of red pandas (Ailurus fulgens). Conserv Physiol 6(1): cox075. doi: 10.1093/conphys/cox075

  7. Cunha CS, Veloso CM, Marcondes MI, Mantovani HC, Tomich TR, Periera LGR, Ferreira MF, Dill-McFarland KA†, Suen G†. 2017. Assessing the impact of rumen microbial communities on methane emissions and production traits in Holstein cows in a tropical climate. Syst Appl Microbiol 40(8): 492-99. doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2017.07.008

  8. Dai X, Weimer PJ, Dill-McFarland KA, Brandao VL, Suen G, Faciola AP. 2017. Camelina seed supplementation at two dietary fat levels changes ruminal bacterial community composition in a dual-flow continuous culture system. Front Microbiol 8: 2147. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02147

  9. Dias J, Marcondes MI, Noronha MF, Resende RT, Machado FS, Mantovani HC, Dill-McFarland KA†, Suen G†. 2017. Effect of pre-weaning diet on the ruminal archaeal, bacterial, and fungal diversity of dairy calves. Front Microbiol 8: 1553. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01553

  10. Dill-McFarland KA, Breaker JD, Suen G. 2017. Microbial succession in the gastrointestinal tract of dairy cows from 2 weeks to first lactation. Sci Rep 7: 40864. doi: 10.1038/srep40864

  11. Williams CL*, Dill-McFarland KA*, Vandewege MW, Sparks DL, Willard ST, Kouba AJ, Suen G†, Brown AE†. 2016. Dietary shifts may trigger dysbiosis and mucous stools in giant pandas (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). Front Microbiol 7: 661. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00661 — Microbiome Digest’s Best Microbiome Paper 2016

  12. Dill-McFarland KA, Weimer PJ, Pauli JN, Peery MZ, and Suen G. 2016. Diet specialization selects for an unusual and simplified gut microbiota in two- and three-toed sloths. Environ Microbiol 18(5): 1391-402. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13022

  13. Dill-McFarland KA, Suen G, Carey HV. 2016. Spotlight: Bears arouse interest in microbiota’s role in health. Trends Microbiol 24(4): 245-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tim.2016.01.011

  14. Dill-McFarland KA, Neil KL, Zeng A, Sprenger RJ, Kurtz CC, Suen G†, Carey HV†. 2014. Hibernation alters diversity & composition of mucosa-associated bacteria while enhancing antimicrobial defence in the gut of 13-lined ground squirrels. Mol Ecol 23(18): 4658-69. doi: 10.1111/mec.12884