Publications and Other Achievements

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Published Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

1. Kozyrskyj AL & Tun MH. The impact of pre and postnatal interventions on infant gut microbiota. Infant and Child Microbiota in Health and Disease: A Practical Handbook. Editors, Eric Claasse (Vrije Universiteit), Michael Caban (UCSF), Pamela Browne. Wageningen Academic Publisher, Netherlands. In Press.

2. Kumari M, Kozyrskyj AL. Gut microbial metabolism defines host metabolism: an emerging perspective in obesity and allergic inflammation. Obesity Reviews. 2016 doi: 10.1111/obr.12484 [doi].

3. Azad MB, Konya T, Persaud RR, Guttman DS, Chari RS, Field CJ, Sears MR, Mandhane PJ, Turvey SE, Subbarao P, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, CHILD Study Investigators. Impact of maternal intrapartum antibiotics, method of birth and breastfeeding on gut microbiota during the first year of life: a prospective cohort study. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology. 2016; 123(6): 983-993.

4. Bridgman SL, Konya T, Azad MB, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Turvey SE, Mandhane PJ, Subbarao P, CHILD Study Investigators, Scott JA, Field CJ, Kozyrskyj AL. High fecal IgA is associated with reduced Clostridium difficile colonization in infants. Microbes and infection. 2016;18(9):543-9.

5. Bridgman SL, Konya T, Azad MB, Sears MR, Becker AB, Turvey SE, Mandhane PJ, Subbarao P, Scott JA, Field CJ, Kozyrskyj AL. Infant gut immunity: a preliminary study of IgA associations with breastfeeding. J Dev Orig Health Dis 2016 Feb;7(1):68-72.

6. Kozyrskyj AL, Kalu R, Koleva PT, Bridgman SL. Fetal programming of overweight through the microbiome: boys are disproportionately affected. J Dev Orig Health Dis 2016 Feb;7(1):25-34.

7. Bridgman SL, Kozyrskyj AL, Scott JA, Becker AB, Azad MB. Gut microbiota and allergic disease in childrenAnnals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 2016 Feb; 2016; 116(2): 99–105.

8. Koleva PT, Sun J, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL. Microbial programming of health and disease starts during fetal life. Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today: Reviews 2015 Dec; 105(4): 265–277.

9. Koleva PT, Bridgman SL, Kozyrskyj AL. The Infant Gut Microbiome: Evidence for Obesity Risk and Dietary Intervention. Nutrients. 2015 Mar 31;7(4):2237-2260

10. Azad MB, Konya T, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators. Association of infant gut microbiota diversity and composition with food sensitization. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 2015 Mar; 45(3): 632-43

11. Azad MB, Bridgman SL, Becker AB, Kozyrskyj AL. Infant antibiotic exposure and the development of childhood overweight and central adiposity. International Journal of Obesity. 2014 Oct; 38(10): 1290-8.

12. Persaud RP, Azad MB, Chari RS, Becker AB, Sears MR, Kozyrskyj AL. Persaud RP, Azad MB, Chari RS, Becker AB, Sears MR, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators. Perinatal antibiotic exposure of neonates in Canada and associated risk factors: a population-based study. Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 2014 Aug 14:1-6.

13. Bridgman SL, Azad MB, Field CJ, Letourneau N, Johnston DW, Kaplan BJ, Kozyrskyj AL. Maternal perspectives on the use of probiotics in infants: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2014 Sep 29; 14: 366.

  • Attained “Highly Accessed” status within weeks of publication.

14. Konya T, Koster B, Maughan H, Escobar M, Azad MB, Guttman D, Sears MR, Becker AB, Brook JR, Takaro TK, Kozyrskyj AL, Scott JA, and the CHILD Study Investigators. Associations between bacterial communities of house dust and infant gut. Environmental Research 2014. 131:25-30.

15. Azad MB, Coneys JG, Kozyrskyj AL, Field CJ, Ramsey CD, Becker AB, Friesen C, Abou-Setta AM, Zarychanski R. Probiotic supplementation during pregnancy or infancy for the prevention of asthma and wheeze: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Medical Journal 2013. 347:f6471.

  • Accompanied by an Editorial and widely reported by mainstream media (92 stories reaching 7.7 million people; eg. ScienceDaily.com, World Asthma Foundation, Science World Report). Accessed >9000 times to date.

16. Azad MB, Konya T, Maughan H, Guttman DS, Field CJ, Sears MR, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Study Investigators. Infant gut microbiota and the hygiene hypothesis of allergic disease: impact of household pets and siblings on microbiota composition and diversity. Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2013. 9(1):15.

  • Attained “Highly Accessed” status within weeks of publication.

17. Azad MB, Konya T, Maughan H, Guttman DS, Field CJ, Chari RS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Scott JA, and Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Study Investigators. Gut microbiota in Canadian infants: profiles by mode of delivery and infant diet at 4 months. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2013.185(5):385-94.

18. Azad MB, Becker AB, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL on behalf of the CHILD Study Investigators. Gut microbiota diversity and atopic disease: does breastfeeding play a role (editorial)? Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2012.131(1):247-8.

19. Azad MB and Kozyrskyj AL. Perinatal programming of asthma: the role of gut microbiota. Clinical and Developmental Immunology 2012:932072.

  • Highlighted at the 2012 American Thoracic Society International Conference “Pediatrics Year in Review” Session

20. Kozyrskyj AL, Azad MB, Bahrenian S. Early Life Exposures: Impact on Asthma and Allergic Disease. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2011. 11(5):400-406.

  • Cited 16 times to date.

Abstracts

1. Tun HM, Konya T, Chari R, Guttman D, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Turvey SE, Subbarao P, Sears MR, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). How pets make our babies healthier: their influence on the gut microbiome of infants following various birth scenarios. 6th annual International Human Microbiome Consortium Congress, Houston

  • Selected for oral presentation

2. Bridgman SL, Mandal R, Azad MB, Field CJ, Haqq AM, Becker AB, Turvey SE, Mandhane P, Subbarao P, Sears MR, Scott JA, Wishart DS, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). Gut microbiota metabolites: biomarkers for early childhood overweight? 6th annual International Human Microbiome Consortium Congress, Houston

3. Rai U, Konya T, Guttman DS, Becker AB, Mandhane P, Turvey SE, Subbarao P, Sears MR, Scott JA, Haqq AM, Chari R, Kozyrskyj A and the CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). Duration of labor: does it impact infant gut microbiota?. Women and Childrens Research Institute Research Day, Edmonton

4. Tun HM, Konya T, Chari R, Guttman D, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Turvey SE, Subbarao P, Sears MR, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). How pets make our babies healthier: their influence on the gut microbiome of infants following various birth scenarios. Women and Childrens Health Research Institute Research Day, Edmonton

5. Liane J Kang, Petya T Koleva, Catherine J Field, Allan B Becker, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Padmaja Subbarao, Malcolm R Sears, James A Scott, Anita L Kozyrskyj (2016). Maternal pre and postnatal depression is associated with reduced 4-month gut immunoglobulin A levels in Canadian infants. Women and Childrens Health Research Institute Research Day, Edmonton

  • Selected for oral presentation

6. Jordan Rycroft, Rebecca Entz, Mon Tun, Tedd Konya, David S Guttman, Allan B Becker, Piush J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Padmaja Subbarao, Malcolm R Sears, James A. Scott, CHILD Study Investigators, Radha Chari, Anita Kozyrskyj. (2016). The impact of premature rupture of membranes and gestational age on infant gut microbiota at three months. Women and Childrens Research Institute Research Day, Edmonton

  • Second place prize

7. Liane J Kang, Petya T Koleva, Catherine J Field, Angela Chow, Tedd Konya, Malcolm R Sears, Padmaja Subbarao, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Allan B Becker, James A Scott, Anita L Kozyrskyj. (2016). Maternal depression during pregnancy and 4-month infant gut immunoglobulin A levels. AllerGen’s 8th Research Conference, Vancouver

8. Mon H Tun, Petya T Koleva, Theodore Konya, David S Guttman, Radha S Chari, Malcolm R Sears, Padmaja Subbarao, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Allan B Becker, James A Scott, Jeffrey R Brook, Tim K Takaro, Anita L Kozyrskyj; and CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). Postnatal exposure to household cleaning products shape the infants’ gut microbiota composition at 3-4 months. Allergen’s 8th Research Conference, Vancouver

9. Manjeet Kumari, Angela Chow, Sarah L Bridgman, Mon Tun, Rupasri Mandal, David S Wishart, Malcolm R Sears , Padmaja Subbarao, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Allan B Becker, James A Scott, Anita L Kozyrskyj. (2016). Maternal depression during pregnancy and fecal short chain fatty acid levels in infants. AllerGen’s 8th Research Conference, Vancouver

10. Mon H Tun, Petya T Koleva, Theodore Konya, David S Guttman, Radha S Chari, Malcolm R Sears, Padmaja Subbarao, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Allan B Becker, James A Scott, Anita L Kozyrskyj; and CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). Impact of the hospital microbial environment on infant’s gut microbial composition at 3-4 months. Allergen’s 8th Research Conference, Vancouver

11. Mon H Tun, Petya T Koleva, Theodore Konya, David S Guttman, Radha S Chari, Malcolm R Sears, Padmaja Subbarao, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Allan B Becker, James A Scott, Anita L Kozyrskyj; and CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). Impact of exposure to hospital microbial environment on infant’s gut microbiota composition at 3-4 months. Canadian Public Health Association Conference, Toronto

12. Liane J Kang, Petya T Koleva, Catherine J Field, Angela Chow, Tedd Konya, Malcolm R Sears, Padmaja Subbarao, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Allan B Becker, James A Scott, Anita L Kozyrskyj. (2016). Maternal depression during pregnancy and 4-month infant gut immunoglobulin A levels. University of Alberta Pediatric Research Day, Edmonton

13. Mon H Tun, Petya T Koleva,Theodore B Konya, David S Guttman, Radha S Chari, Malcolm R Sears, Padmaja Subbarao, Piushkumar J Mandhane, Stuart E Turvey, Allan B Becker, James A Scott, Jeffrey R Brook, Tim K Takaro, Anita L Kozyrskyj, and CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). Postnatal Exposure to Household Cleaning Products Shapes the infants’ Gut Microbiota Composition at 3-4 months. University of Alberta Pediatric Research Day, Edmonton

14. Tun HM, Lau A, Konya T, Guttman D, Chari R, Sears MR, Mandhane P, Subbarao P, Turvey SE, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). Man’s best friend: How household pets compensate the impaired gut microbiome in infants following caesarean delivery? University of Alberta Pediatric Research Day, Edmonton

15. Manjeet Kumari, Petya Koleva, Rupasri Mandal, Susan Prescott, Dianne Campbell, Merete Eggesbo, Christine Johnson, Naoki Shimojo, Mark Nicol, Anita Kozyrskyj and the LactoActive Group. (2016) Differential abundance of breast milk metabolites by maternal atopy status: inter-country cohort study. University of Alberta Pediatric Research Day, Edmonton

  • Selected for oral presentation

16. Manjeet Kumari, Petya Koleva, Rupasri Mandal, Susan Prescott, Dianne Campbell, Merete Eggesbø, Christine Johnson, Naoki Shimojo, Mark Nicol, Anita Kozyrskyj and the LactoActive Group. (2016). Breast milk metabolites cluster by maternal atopy status. WUN in-FLAME Meeting, Maastricht

17. Manjeet Kumari, Petya T Koleva, Rupasri Mandal, Tedd Konya, Sarah L Bridgman, David Wishart, David S Guttman, Malcolm R Sears, Allan B Becker, Piush J Mandhane, Padmaja Subbarao, Stuart E Turvey, James A Scott, Anita L Kozyrskyj, and the CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). Maternal depression, birth weight and fecal metabolites at 3 months. WUN in-FLAME Meeting, Maastricht

18. Sarah L Bridgman, Petya T Koleva, Rupasri Mandal, Meghan B Azad, Catherine J Field, Andrea M Haqq, Allan B Becker, Stuart E Turvey, Piush J Mandhane, Padmaja Subbarao, Malcolm R Sears, David S Wishart, Anita L Kozyrskyj, and the CHILD Study Investigators. (2016). Gut microbiota metabolites in infancy: associations with breastfeeding and childhood overweight. Experimental Biology, San Diego

  • Selected for oral presentation

19. Petya Koleva, Liane Kang, Radha Chari, Ji-Sun Kim, David Guttman, Sarah Bridgman, David Wishart, Andrea Haqq, Malcolm Sears, Allan Becker, Piush Mandhane, Padmaja Subbarao, Stuart Turvey, CHILD Study Investigators, James Scott and Anita Kozyrskyj. (2016). Pregnancy overweight and depression, birth weight and the gut microbiome. Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting

20. Koleva PT, Kim JS, Bridgman SL, Chow A, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Padmaja Subbarao P, Turvey SE, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators (2015) Impact of pregnancy overweight and depression on the newborn gut microbiome. 9th World Congress Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Cape Town.

21. Koleva PT, Kim JS, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Padmaja Subbarao P, Turvey SE, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators (2015) Impact of Maternal Overweight during Pregnancy on the Newborn Gut Microbiome. 2015 Teratology Society Annual Meeting, Montreal

  • Shortlisted for oral presentation

22. Koleva PT, Kim JS, Bridgman SL, Chow A, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Padmaja Subbarao P, Turvey SE, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators (2015) Impact of pregnancy overweight and depression on the newborn gut microbiome. 9th World Congress Developmental Origins of Health and Disease, Cape Town

23. Bridgman SL, Koleva PT, Mandal R, Azad MB, Field CJ, Haqq AM, Becker AB, Turvey SE, Mandhane P, Subbarao P, Sears MR, Wishart DS, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators.(2015). Gut microbiota metabolites: biomarkers for early childhood overweight? Women and Children’s Health Research Institute Research Day, Edmonton

24. Koleva PT, Konya T, Copeland J, Guttman DS, Mandal R, Wishart DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Haqq AM, Chari R, Subbarao P, Turvey SE, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators.(2015). Functional aspects of infant gut microbial community by maternal pre-pregnancy weight. Women and Children’s Health Research Institute Research Day, Edmonton

25. Tun MH, Koleva PT, Scott JA, Guttman DS, Sears MR , Mandhane PJ, Turvey SE, Subbarao P, Becker AB, Ratien F, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Investigators. (2015). Impact of early life hospitalization on infant gut microbiota during the first 3 months of life. Women and Children’s Health Research Institute Research Day, Edmonton

26. Koleva PT, Kim JS, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Subbarao P, Turvey SE, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators. (2015). Association of meconium microbiota and prenatal maternal atopic disorders in pregnancy. American Thoracic Society, Denver

27. Azad MB, Konya T, Guttman DS, Becker AB, Sears MR, Mandhane PJ, Subbarao P, Turvey SE, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators (2015). Frequent antibiotic treatment impacts early development of gut microbiota in infants. 5th International Human Microbiome Congress, Luxembourg

28. Bridgman SL, Koleva PT, Azad MB, Field CJ, Haqq AM, Becker AB, Turvey SE, Mandhane PJ, Subbarao P, Sears MR, Wishart DS, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators (2015). Gut microbiota metabolites in term infants at 3-4 months of age according to breastfeeding status. 5th International Human Microbiome Congress, Luxembourg

29. Koleva PT, Kim JS, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Subbarao P, Turvey SE, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators. (2015). Bacterial composition of the infant gut is shaped by maternal prenatal weight. 5th International Human Microbiome Congress, Luxembourg

30. Bridgman SL, Azad MB, Field CJ, Haqq AM, Becker AB, Turvey SE, Mandhane PJ, Subbarao P, Sears MR, Wishart DS, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators. (2014). Association between early life fecalimmune and metabolic biomarkers and overweight status at 3 years of age: study overview. Women’s and Children’s Health Research Institute Research Day, Edmonton

31. Koleva PT, Konya T, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Mandhane PJ, Subbarao P, Turvey SE, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL, and the CHILD Study Investigators (2014). Prenatal maternal asthma may contribute to gut microbiota shaping during infancy. 6th Annual Respiratory Research Day, Edmonton

32. Azad MB, Konya T, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Study Investigators. Association of infant gut microbiota at 3 months and atopic sensitization at 1 year. (05/2014) American Thoracic Society International Meeting. San Diego, CA.

33. Azad MB, Konya T, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Study Investigators. Evolution of the infant gut microbiota from 3 to 12 months of age: temporal changes in composition and impact of antibiotic exposure. (05/2014) American Society for Microbiology General Meeting 2014. Boston, MA.

  • Selected for media promotion.

34. Konya T, Azad MB, Brook J, Takaro TK, Guttman D, Sears MF, Becker AB, Kozyrskyj AL, Scott J, and the CHILD Study Investigators. Network analysis of the indoor dust microbiome in Winnipeg homes. (05/2014) American Society for Microbiology General Meeting 2014. Boston, MA.

  • Selected for oral presentation

35. Azad MB, Konya T, Guttman DS, Field CJ, Sears MR, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Study Investigators. Breastfeeding, infant gut microbiota, and early childhood overweight. (04/2014) Experimental Biology 2014. San Diego, CA. The FASEB Journal 2014 28(1):Supplement 637.4.

  • Finalist for the DuPont Nutrition & Health Postdoctoral Research Award Competition
  • Nutrition Translation Research Interest Section Poster Competition Award

36. Azad MB, Bridgman SL, Becker AB, Kozyrskyj AL. Antibiotic exposure during infancy and development of overweight in childhood. (11/2013) World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). Singapore.

37. Azad MB, Konya T, Guttman DS, Field CJ, Chari RS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Study Investigators. Impact of cesarean section delivery and breastfeeding on infant gut microbiota during the first year of life. (11/2013) World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). Singapore.

38. Bridgman SL, Azad MB, Hill AS, Konya T, Maughan H, Guttman D, Sears MR, Becker AB, Turvey S, Scott JA, Field CJ, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Research Team. Influence of early life exposures on gut immunity in Canadian infants at 4 months – pilot results from Synergy in Microbiota Research (SyMBIOTA) project. (11/2013) World Congress on Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD). Singapore.

39. Azad MB, Konya T, Koster B, Maughan H, Guttman DS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Study Investigators. (06/2013) The gut microbiome and the hygiene hypothesis of allergic disease: impact of household pets and siblings on the infant gut microbiome. Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference. Aspen, CO. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 11:S73-S73.

  • Selected for oral presentation

40. Azad MB, Konya T, Koster B, Maughan H, Guttman DS, Field CJ, Chari RS, Sears MR, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Study Investigators. (05/2013) The microflora hypothesis of allergic disease: infant gut microbiota profiles according to early-life environmental exposures. 2013 American Thoracic Society International Conference. Philadelphia, PA. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 187:A2529.

41. Azad MB, Hill AS, Konya T, Koster B, Maughan H, Guttman D, Sears MR, Becker AB, Turvey S, Field C, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Study Investigators. (05/2012) Breastfeeding, intestinal IgA and Clostridium difficile colonization: implications for atopic disease? 2012 American Thoracic Society International Conference. San Francisco, CA. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 185: A5492.

42. Azad MB, Konya T, Koster B, Maughan H, Guttman D, Sears MR, Becker AB, Scott JA, Kozyrskyj AL and the CHILD Study Investigators. (04/2012) Exclusive breastfeeding protects against Clostridium difficile colonization by promoting lower relative abundance of Lachnospiraceae in gut microbiota. International Human Microbiome Congress. Paris, France.

43. Konya T, Koster B, Ewaze J, Azad M, Maughan H, Guttman D, Becker AB, Kozyrskyj A, Scott J, and the CHILD Study Investigators. (04/2012) Is house dust a reservoir for gut bacteria? International Human Microbiome Congress. Paris, France.

44. Kozyrskyj AL, Scott JA, Azad MB, Guttman DS, Mandhane PJ, Becker AB, HayGlass KT and the SyMBIOTA Team. (03/2011) Synergy in Microbiota Research (SyMBIOTA). International Human Microbiome Congress. Vancouver, BC