Kjersti Aagaard

Kjersti Marie Aagaard

Associate Professor, Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine

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One Baylor Plaza, Houston, Texas, United States
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Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Texas Children's Hospital


B.A.Mills College


M.D.UM Medical School

Ph.D.Baylor College of Medicine

Ph.D. - Immunology , Mayo Graduate School of Medicine

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Inclusion and Excellence Council | Baylor College of Medicine | Houston, Texas

Kjersti Aagaard, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

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New Antibiotic Found In Human Nose Could Fight Against Superbugs : Health & Medicine : Science World Report

Meanwhile, Kjersti Aagaard, an associate professor at Baylor College of medicine in Houston said that the antibiotic discovery is a wonderful observation that speaks to the power of innovation and sound scientific insights.
He further said that when they regard the human body, as well as the world around, as an elegant ecosystem, there will be endless wonders to be found at our fingertips or the tip of the human nose.

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May 2014 - Time For Families

"I think women can be reassured that they have not doomed their infant's microbiome for the rest of its life," said Dr. Kjersti Aagaard, the first author of the new study, published on Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine.
She added that studies were needed to determine the influence of cesareans on the microbiome. Previous studies have looked at bacteria that inhabit the mouth, skin, vagina and intestines. But only recently has attention turned to the placenta, a one-pound organ that forms inside the uterus and acts as a life support system for the fetus. It provides oxygen and nutrients, removes wastes and secretes hormones. "People are intrigued by the role of the placenta," said Dr. Aagaard, an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

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