The Villapol Lab’s mission at Houston Methodist Research Institute is to look for novel neurorestorative treatments for brain recovery through the lens of the periphery.
Our lab studies the inflammatory and neurodegenerative mechanisms triggered after brain trauma or stroke in a sex-dependent manner. The laboratory is also investigating the contribution of peripheral signals and the gut microbiome to brain pathology.
Currently, we are using our resources and expertise to focus on understanding SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, to understand the role of the gut and oral microbiome in COVID-19 infection and prognosis.
Villapol Lab, Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Avenue, 10th Floor
Houston, Texas 77030