May 16, 2022
Well, maybe not on time, but the lab shirts, knitted flagella, and wire bacteriophage were a hit!
October 07, 2021
Our lab is excited to welcome Lorenzo Ramirez, who will be working in the lab during his senior year thanks to SF BUILD.
September 20, 2021
We're excited to welcome Christine, who's joining us for her postdoctoral studies after training with Elaine Hsiao. Looking forward to learning move about the gut-brain axis!
June 14, 2021
Jordan will be missed! Just a few more days and then it's off to Penn State University and a lab of his very own. Looking forward to the exciting work to come!
June 14, 2021
Farewell to Kathy Lam, master of cats, genetics, and art. We'll miss your rigorous experiments and pain-stakingly crafted figures. 
April 01, 2021
When it rains it pours! Welcome to Laura Dwyer and Carla Espinoza. Laura will be working with Vaibhav on his adventures with bifidobacteria, while Carla plans to dive deep into biochemistry and structural biology with Ben.
February 01, 2021
Welcome to our amazing City College of San Francisco interns Liz Guo and Aliyah Peterson, who will be working with Cecilia and Ben, respectively.
January 29, 2021
We're excited to welcome our first pandemic rotation student, Rachel Rock, who is doing some fascinating work on sex differences in autoimmune diseases and their links to the gut microbiome.
September 11, 2020
Congrats to the very appropriately named team "Everything is Fine" for their victory today. The competition was tough and the results remain hotly contested, but only history can judge the true winners and losers. 
September 01, 2020
Benjamin Guthrie, who recently graduated from UC Berkeley, started his postdoc today. Looking forward to diving deeper into the biochemistry happening in the gut microbiome!
July 27, 2020
I'm super excited to finally launch my new science podcast at, also on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. This has been a really fun side project for the past year and I've now got a dozen or so episodes in the vault. Looking forward to releasing them to the world and I hope someone out there enjoys listening to them as much as I've enjoying recording them.
June 08, 2020
After 3 weeks of 1 lonely person working alone in the lab we're back to 25% capacity. Sadly, I still didn't make the cut, but living vicariously through our lab members' new experimental data.