About Lumbiota

We are a consulting, research and education-focused company, helping families and early care practitioners gain important knowledge regarding the human microbiome. We provide individuals with customized consultations and professionals with case reviews and expert advice.  We do not receive financial support from laboratories, pharmaceutical companies or insurance agencies.  As such, Lumbiota proudly provides you with independent, confidential advice.

About The Founder

8Dr. Gabriela Sheets earned her master’s and doctoral degrees in human biology from Emory University at Atlanta, Georgia. Gabriela’s groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research on the early development of the infant gut microbiome earned her prestigious grants and awards, including the from the Earth Microbiome Project (EMP), U.S. Fulbright, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and a research award from the National Society of Medical Anthropology for being “exemplar in where science should go.” Dr. Sheets has taught university courses in evolution, disease ecology, nutrition, microbiomics and human developmental ecology. She has worked with/in the prestigious Knight Laboratory for bioinformatics, the Laboratory for Comparative Human Biology, and the Laboratory for Darwinian Neuroscience, while collaborating with leading research institutions globally.

Gabriela understands the human gut microbiome to be a key mediator between behavior, environment, biology, and human health. While there is much to learn about this complex and critical community of microorganisms, what we do know can greatly affect our current and future quality of life. She believes that armed with this knowledge, we can not only alleviate present suffering, but prevent many diseases in the next generation. Because of this, she is passionate that the fruits of her decade long research reach the people who can make the most difference for the next generation: parents and early medical care practitioners.

A Fulbright researcher and scholar, Dr. Sheets conducts independent research, while consulting with medical practitioners, early care providers and parents alike. Gabriela is asked to speak at conferences nationally and internationally, and to share her research findings with a wider audience, she is producing web-based content that will provide women, parents and care providers with accessible and practical information about health and microbiome. She is passionate about eradicating much human suffering by supporting the flourishing of the human microbiome, one mom and baby at a time.