Ruth Ann Luna, PhD

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center



Phone: 832-824-3710
Fax: 832-825-1211

Contact Information

1102 Bates Avenue
Feigin Tower, Suite 830
Houston, TX 77030
United States
Texas US

Director of Medical Metagenomics

Texas Children’s Microbiome Center

Assistant Professor, Pathology & Immunology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Virginia Commonwealth University fellowship PhD 2010


Dr. Luna focuses on research and development of real-time PCR and next generation sequencing technologies for application in microbial metagenomics. Dr. Luna holds an interest in clinical study design as well as correlation of shifts in the microbiome with changes in disease state. She is also involved in a collaborative study regarding molecular epidemiology in the cystic fibrosis population of Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Luna serves as Director of the DNA Sequencing Core of the Texas Children’s Microbiome Center.

Selected Publications

Chavan R, Pannaraj P, Luna RA, Szabo S, Adesina A, Versalovic J, Krance RA, Kennedy-Nasser AA. Significant Morbidity and Mortality Attributable to Rothia Mucilaginosa Infections in Children with Hematological Malignancies or Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Journal of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology 2013 May 9.

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