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Rachael Fels Elliott

Research Interests

Supervisor: Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald

My PhD project involves characterising the composition of microbiota in the human oesophagus, at different stages of progression along the Barrett’s carcinogenesis sequence. I am interested in whether bacteria or viruses play any functional role in the development of oesophageal adenocarcinoma.


microbiota ; microbiome ; oesophagus


  • cancer

Key Publications

Fels Elliott DR, Fitzgerald RC. Molecular markers for Barrett's esophagus and its progression to cancer. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2013 Jul;29(4):437-45.