Gibson, Deanna

Deanna Gibson

Deanna Gibson PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Biology
Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, UBC Okanagan

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
3187 University Way ASC 368
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-8792

web:  visit The Gibson Laboratory website

IKBFS Dept of Biology: Deanna Gibson

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
  • Associate Head (Research and Planning)
  • Gut health
  • Intestinal microbiome
  • Gut immunity
  • Dietary lipids
  • Susceptibility to acute and chronic gut diseases like colitis

For more information about Dr. Gibson’s research see: Okanagan Stories: Gut Health

Novel bioengineered probiotics increase colonization and persistence in the gut enhancing bioavailability and their therapeutic potential for inflammatory bowel disease
PI: Deanna Gibson
Co-PIs: Laura Sly (UBC Medicine, Pediatrics), and Kirk Bergstrom (UBCO Biology)
Date: 2019 – 2021
Funded by:  Michael Smith Health Research Foundation

Click here to see Deanna Gibson’s publications listed in Google Scholar

Liu, Y., Brown, P.N., Ragone, D., Gibson, D.L., Murch, S.J. (2020) Breadfruit flour is a healthy option for modern foods and food security. PLoS ONE 15(7): e0236300.

Quin, C., Vollman, D. M., Ghosh, S., Haskey, N., Estaki, M., Pither, J., … & Gibson, D. L. (2020). Fish oil supplementation reduces maternal defensive inflammation and predicts a gut bacteriome with reduced immune priming capacity in infants. The ISME Journal, 1-15.

Verdugo-Meza, A., Ye, J., Dadlani, H., Ghosh, S., & Gibson, D. L. (2020). Connecting the Dots Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Metabolic Syndrome: A Focus on Gut-Derived Metabolites. Nutrients, 12(5), 1434.

Quin, C., & Gibson, D. L. (2020). Human behavior, not race or geography, is the strongest predictor of microbial succession in the gut bacteriome of infants. Gut Microbes, 1-29.

Quin, C., Vicaretti, S. D., Mohtarudin, N. A., Garner, A. M., Vollman, D. M., Gibson, D. L., & Zandberg, W. F. (2020). Influence of sulfonated and diet-derived human milk oligosaccharides on the infant microbiome and immune markers. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295(12), 4035-4048.

Estaki, M., Morck, D. W., Quin, C., Pither, J., Barnett, J. A., Gill, S. K., & Gibson, D. L. (2020). Physical activity shapes the intestinal microbiome and immunity of healthy mice but has no protective effects against colitis in MUC2-/-mice. bioRxiv.

Quin, C., & Gibson, D. L. (2019). Dietary Fatty Acids and Host–Microbial Crosstalk in Neonatal Enteric Infection. Nutrients, 11(9), 2064.

Barnett, J. A., & Gibson, D. L. (2019). H2Oh No! The importance of reporting your water source in your in vivo microbiome studies. Gut microbes, 10(3), 261-269.

Kain, V., Van Der Pol, W., Mariappan, N., Ahmad, A., Eipers, P., Gibson, D. L., … & Halade, G. V. (2019). Obesogenic diet in aging mice disrupts gut microbe composition and alters neutrophi: lymphocyte ratio, leading to inflamed milieu in acute heart failure. The FASEB Journal, 33(5), 6456-6469.

Spielman, L. J., Gibson, D. L., & Klegeris, A. (2018). Unhealthy gut, unhealthy brain: The role of the intestinal microbiota in neurodegenerative diseases. Neurochemistry international, 120, 149-163.

Quin, C., Estaki, M., Vollman, D. M., Barnett, J. A., Gill, S. K., & Gibson, D. L. (2018). Probiotic supplementation and associated infant gut microbiome and health: a cautionary retrospective clinical comparison. Scientific reports, 8(1), 1-16.

Tasnim, N., Abulizi, N., Pither, J., Hart, M. M., & Gibson, D. L. (2017). Linking the gut microbial ecosystem with the environment: does gut health depend on where we live?. Frontiers in microbiology, 8, 1935.

Mokhtari, Z., Gibson, D. L., & Hekmatdoost, A. (2017). Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the gut microbiome, and diet. Advances in Nutrition, 8(2), 240-252.

Haskey, N., & Gibson, D. L. (2017). An examination of diet for the maintenance of remission in inflammatory bowel disease. Nutrients, 9(3), 259.

Estaki, M., Pither, J., Baumeister, P., Little, J. P., Gill, S. K., Ghosh, S., … & Gibson, D. L. (2016). Cardiorespiratory fitness as a predictor of intestinal microbial diversity and distinct metagenomic functions. Microbiome, 4(1), 42.