June 26, 2018

Just 5 days before the deadline the official verdict is in, it's now Peter Turnbaugh, Associate Professor. I feel incredibly grateful to have landed at such a warm and nurturing university. 

June 11, 2018

Vincent is here for the summer and brings a wealth of chemical knowledge and analytical skills. He's also increasing our lab's already formidable biking cred.

June 08, 2018

Welcome back Lindsey! Looking forward to the next few years of exciting science!

June 08, 2018

A fun and inspiring day of talks by UCSF luminaries. They really did justice to our Mount Parnassus heritage.

May 15, 2018

Congrats to Jordan for all his genome analysis wizardry! Very exciting results in eLife with the Balskus Lab dissecting the biochemistry and strain-level variation in gut bacterial genes involved in the metabolism of drugs and other plant toxins.

May 14, 2018

Our commentary is out now in Nature Reviews. Is it time for pharmacologists and toxicologists to consider the microbiome?

May 01, 2018

Excited to join the bioRxiv cool kids! Read here about how Bisanz et al. are exploring the microbiome's dark matter: a functional genomic toolkit for the study of human gut Actinobacteria.

April 20, 2018

Our lab is thrilled to welcome Zoya Singh Nayak, born 4/3/18. Congrats to Renuka and Tony!


December 14, 2017

Our lab is feeling very serious these days. At our annual holiday party last weekend.

November 28, 2017

Renuka (3rd from the left) receiving her award at the ACR Annual Meeting.

November 14, 2017

Congrats to Michelle for her "Best Poster Presentation" in the category of Molecular Biology and Microbiology at the Sigma Xi Conference (November 2017). A well deserved recognition for her hard work last summer.


July 29, 2017

Congrats to all the competitors today, their efforts will be remembered for years to come!