Nichole R Klatt

Professor and Director of Division of Surgical Outcomes and Precision Medicine Research, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Affiliate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology Department, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota

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20072021

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Dr. Nichole (Nikki) Klatt is a Professor and the Director of the Division of Surgical Outcomes and Precision Medicine Research in the Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota Medical School. She is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology (MICaB), University of Minnesota Medical School. Prior to this she was an Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Research, and the Adrienne Arsht Endowed Chair in Pediatric Clinical Research in the Department of Pediatrics, Miller School of Medicine, and Sylvester Cancer Center of University of Miami from 2018-2020. Dr. Klatt was also an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Washington from 2012- 2018. Dr. Klatt received her PhD from Emory University in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis in 2009, and was also a visiting PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania from 2006-2008. Dr. Klatt performed her Postdoctoral research in the Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology at the National Institutes of Health from 2009-2012. The goal of Dr. Klatt’s research laboratory is to understand mechanisms of microbiome, mucosal dysfunction and drug metabolism to improve human health. 

Research interests

More effective prevention and intervention strategies for human disease are crucial to improve human health. The Klatt lab focuses on mucosal immunology and the microbiome in human disease, including HIV, Covid-19, STIs, cancer, sepsis, etc. We perform highly translational basic and and clinical research to determine mechanism underlying disease and how to intervene and prevent disease. It is our mission to keep our research fluid and ever expanding, to always be contributing to the advancements in research.

Expertise related to UN SDGs

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Emory University

Award Date: Dec 1 2008

PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Award Date: Dec 1 2008

BS, University of Minnesota Duluth

Award Date: May 1 2004

External Positions

Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

2020 → …

Affiliate Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, University of Washington

2018 → …

Research Interest Keywords

  • Microbiome
  • HIV
  • infectious diseases
  • Vaccine
  • Bacterial vaginosis
  • COVID-19

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